British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world – setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.
This summer it’s your turn to follow in the footsteps of the greatest engineers like Isambard Kingdom Brunel by making an electric buggy between 23 July and 14 August or boat between 15 August and 4 September at the Enginuity.
Coalbrookdale-born Thomas Parker designed the first electric car in 1884 and this summer you can make your own battery-powered buggy from 23 July to 14 August or take inspiration from Brunel, well known for his incredible steam ships, and build a sailing boat from craft materials and set it to sail from 15 August to 4 September.
Enginuity’s ‘Travel and Transport’ drop-in workshops run daily between 10.30am and 3.45pm. Activities will vary from day-to-day, buggies are £5 each and boats £1 to make and take home. There will also be a variety of paper-based activities included in the admission charge throughout the summer.