making It! Discovery Centre

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Hands on interactive exhibits based around the process of making things. Modern exhibits, computer technology, The Idea, Design, Testing, Marketing, Advertising, Waste Management and making a kit with component parts to take home.
Choose from Rocket, Ball Launcher, Live Wire Challenge, Plane Launcher, Torch, Clock, Bug, Buggy, motorised buggy, fairground carousel and others - print your own front page of the newspaper.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

During Nottinghamshire School Holidays for general public and all year round for pre-booked parties (including Education bookings) -[ see website for additional dates due to County variations in school holidays.
1000-1700 for General Public & 0900-1700 for groups
Last admission recommended at 1530

Closed: See website for variations in opening hours due to large school groups visiting the centre

Admission charges

Adults: £7.95
Children: £7.95
Family of 4: £27.50
Family of 5: £35

Additional info

Extensive disabled facilities including changing bed and wheelchair hire.

No artefacts - some brewing memorabilia on display outside

Collection details

Design, Science and Technology

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Our resources are for KSI & II based around design & technology, science and english and can satisfy 12 lesson plans in this category. Visit our website and downloan the Educational resource pack from our Education pages. Children can make a kit to take away ranging from a rocket to a fairground carousel - we also have boats, clocks, buggies, 2 diff. torches, ball launcher, clothing bug, live wire challenge etc.


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How to obtain

Tel: 01623 473297 to make a booking.
Up to date costs are on our website - The visits are costed at 3.5hrs and 5hrs. The 5 hour visit includes a special design activity - the children are given a tin in which to pack the kit they have made and they then design a label as if the kit/tin is being sold in a store.

making It! Discovery Centre
NG18 1AH




Main Reception

01623 473200

Alternative reception point (not weekends)

01623 473297


01623 473 201

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