The Building Exploratory

The Building Exploratory
8 Orsman Road
London
Greater London
N1 5QJ
England

Website

The Building Exploratory

www.buildingexploratory.org.uk

Religion and Place

www.religionandplace.org.uk/

Brickfields

www.brickfields.org.uk/

Places of Worship

placesofworship2009.wordpress.com/

E-mail

mail@buildingexploratory.org.uk

Telephone

020 7729 2011

Fax

020 7729 2367

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3 people looking at a 3D map of London

The Building Exploratory is the only education and resource centre in the UK with an interactive exhibition exploring buildings and the built environment. It is unique in that many of the exhibits are made through art projects with local people.

Our exhibition is currently closed for re-development and will open in an exciting new home in 2012.

We also have a website at www.buildingexploratory.org.uk

Venue Type:

Architecture centre

Opening hours

The exhibition is currently closed. Please visit the following link for information on available workshops and events: http://www.buildingexploratory.org.uk/whatson/

Admission charges

FREE

Exhibition charts the development of London, with a special focus on Hackney. Takes in ideas of finding sense of place, different housing styles and their implications, and how events such as bomb damage have shaped our built environment. There is a strong focus on interactivity and many of our exhibits have been made by local people.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • The built environment, architecture centre, hackney, ww2 bomb damage, London
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Brickfields

http://www.brickfields.org.uk

Brickfields is an educational website focused on Hackney, although we hope it will prove useful to anyone interested in learning about the history of London.
The Relics sections highlight interesting objects from our past displayed in London museums.
The Victorian Hackney and Homes Through Time include suggestions for further learning through worksheets and visits, and have interactive games reinforcing learning through fun.
The Kingsland Road Panorama section offers a taster of our interactive CD-ROM guide to this unique and ancient road, which can be ordered along with an accompanying walking guide.

How to obtain

Kingsland Road Panorama CD-ROM and walking guide are available from www.brickfields.org.uk/kingsland/order.htm, price £7.

Digging Hackney - Y1-Y6

Students discover just how much archaeology can tell us about the way people lived in the past by becoming an archaeologist for the day! Have a go at a mock excavation - recording and describing exciting local finds.

Creator

  • The Building Exploratory.

How to obtain

Please call our Education Officers to book on 020 7729 2011. Workshops available on Wednesdays and Thursday, either from 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm.

Printing Planets Y3-Y6

This exciting practical workshop combines science and art. What might it be like to live on different planets? Zoom out of Hackney and into the Universe to learn more about your solar system. Students then put their knowledge into practice by creating beautiful planet prints.
*please note this is a practical print-making workshop and will require the use of a messy space in the school. Pupils should wear aprons.

Creator

  • The Building Exploratory

How to obtain

Workshops run on Mondays and Wednesdays. To book, please call our Education Officers on 020 7729 2011:
1 x 2hr workshop for 30 pupils: £100.00
2 x 2hr workshop for 30 pupils: £150.00* *This special price is applicable when booking the same workshop to be repeated twice on the same day. Prices inclusive of materials.

Religion and Place

http://www.religionandplace.org.uk

Religion and Place in Tower Hamlets is a Building Exploratory Project with English Heritage and Arts Council England, celebrating 167 of Tower Hamlets' extraordinary places of worship.
Places of worship are often the most noticeable buildings in an area. People tend to feel strongly about them, whether they visit them regularly or not. Looking at religious buildings can help you to understand an area's distinctive local history.

How to obtain

To enquire about borrowing one of the 10 Faith Chests, or to obtain a free printed map and booklet celebrating the schools project, contact The Building Exploratory on 020 7729 2011 or email mail@buildingexploratory.org.uk.

Scale, Measurement & Modelmaking - KS2 Years 5&6

What is scale, who needs to use it and why? How can you calculate scale? Find out the answers to all these questions through fun, hands-on activities including making your own scale models inspired by museum objects in our "Little & Large Challenge"!

How to obtain

Please call our Education Officers to book on 020 7729 2011. Workshops available on Wednesdays and Thursday, either from 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm.

Shelter: What From & What Form? - KS2&3 - Years 3-13

Explore the fundamental need for shelter in this new practical model-making workshop. Students explore how environmental, economic and social conditions affect design and development, and go on to produce model buildings from scrap materials.
*please note that this is a practical model-making workshop and will require the use of a messy space in the school.

Creator

  • The Building Exploratory

How to obtain

Workshops run on Mondays and Wednesdays. To book, please call our Education Officers on 020 7729 2011:
1 x 2hr workshop for 30 pupils: £100.00
2 x 2hr workshop for 30 pupils: £150.00*
*This special price is applicable when booking the same workshop to be repeated twice on the same day. Prices inclusive of materials.

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