September 17, 2022
Kids’ Bridge Building Challenge (Heritage Open Days event)
Celebrate the North East’s incredible engineering through our drop-in bridge-building challenges. Can you get...Get Tickets
Celebrate the North East’s incredible engineering through our drop-in bridge-building challenges. Can you get the most out of your materials – like LEGO – to create the best bridge around?
Newcastle is known for its many impressive and varied bridges; they are a huge part of the North East’s proud engineering heritage! This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of great engineers, like Robert Stephenson and Dorothy Buchanan!
But what makes a good bridge? How can it be made strong? How are its materials made to work to their maximum potential? And can you get home without getting your feet wet?
Choose your materials and challenges, and try to create a structure of strength, worthy of the river Tyne itself.
Date and Timings
Saturday 10 September: Drop-in between 10:00-12:30 and 13:00-16:00
Saturday 17 September: Drop-in between 10:00-12:30 and 13:00-16:00
No need to book! Just turn up during one of the times above.
Location: The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact email@example.com
The Common Room is taking a number of precautions to mitigate the risk to the public regarding COVID-19. Visitors will be encouraged to wear a face-covering (unless they have a medical exemption) and to practice social distancing. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please visit https://thecommonroom.org.uk/about-the-common-room/
About Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Stories are told, traditions explored, and histories brought to life. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
Find out more at heritageopendays.org.uk
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