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National Slate Museum
19–21 February 2020, 11am - 3pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

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Bangor University Widening Access Centre 

Join us at the National Slate Museum for three days of fun hands-on  activites for the whole family to enjoy! 

Activities include daily demonstrations and workshops including a show by the Techniquest Glyndwr crew, the creation and racing of K'NEX cars and even making LEGO windmills. Learn about electricity circuits and have a go at the waterhweel or incline challenge. Wonder at the marvellous model railway layouts on display - don't forget to  bring your own '00' gauge trains to have a go on the test track layout - and have a ride on our miniature railway!

A fantastic day out to steam-power the imagination! 

 Every day activities include: 

  • Techniquest Glyndŵr ‘Forces!’ Show – 11am, 1pm, 2pm
  • Techniquest Glyndŵr Construction Kits activities
  • ‘Bridges, Buildings and Botanical Blueprints’ workshop by Wild Elements
  • 00” test track, LEGO and toys
  • Model railway layouts
  • Mechanical diggers& tonka trucks
  • Discovery trail 
  • Archive films 
  • Miniature train rides 


Wednesday 11am - 1pm:

  • ‘Joule thief’ Electrical circuits workshop 

Wednesday 1pm - 3pm:   

  • ‘Joule thief’ Electrical circuits workshop
  •  The Waterwheel Challenge workshop


Thursday 11am - 1pm:      

  • The Incline Challenge workshop

Thursday 1pm - 3pm:        

  • STEM for all: KNEX Cars workshop (prebookable*)


Friday 11am - 1pm:            

  • Exploring the Environment of a Slate Quarry: Biodiversity, Geology and Renewable Energy

Friday 1pm - 3pm:              

  • Technocamps: Create a LEGO Windmill workshop 


*Booking is essential for the K'nex Cars challenge via the museum shop 02920 573700 as numbers are limited. All other activities are drop-in with no need to book.


Please note: all events are subject to change.Please contact the museum if making a long journey

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