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  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  • Monday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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The Engineering Box

Our Engineering box allows students to experiment with simple systems to learn about mechanical advantage in levers, pulleys, and gears. Explore how mechanisms make our lives easier and then get creative by engineering your Heath Robinson-inspired contraptions.

Recommended age: 7 years – 12 years.

What’s in the box? 

Our Engineering box contains a range of teaching aids including: a classroom set of K’NEX® (Building Simple Machines edition), a pulley demonstration piece and force meter, a lever balance kit and metal washers, a wind-up mechanical clock and wooden gear kit, and a set of colourful dominoes and marbles. It includes three non-fiction books and a children’s edition of the H.G. Wells classic The Time Machine. This box is great for students in KS2 / Second Level upwards. 

You know your students best, but please be aware of that some items and books may be more suitable for a particular age group than others. Below are a selection of useful links and downloadable resources to help you make the most of the box. Please note we cannot control the content from external websites.