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May 31, 2022

School of Rocks (workshop)

Join us at The Common Room and get hands-on with minerals, and learn amazing geological skills to become a...

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Join us at The Common Room and get hands-on with minerals, and learn amazing geological skills to become a certified rock star!

About this event

Learn the reason and rhyme of rocks and get hands-on with all kinds of samples from our treasure trove of minerals! This interactive workshop allows children to learn a range of geological skills through games and activities, to become a certified rock star!

Workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes- 1 hour.

Recommended ages 5-13.

This ticket includes general admission to explore our historic building, as well as our key exhibitions which are currently running, including The Common Room LEGO® Brick By Brick Model and The Mineral Wealth of the North.

Booking information

Each person attending, including adults accompanying children, must have their own ticket.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to make a donation to support the charitable work of The Common Room, it would be hugely appreciated.

If you can no longer attend your slot, we kindly ask that you cancel your ticket so someone else may take your place, as demand is very high. Donations can be refunded upon request if you need to cancel your ticket.

Two children inspecting rock samples and passing one to each other


Tuesday 31st May 2022

Available workshop times

Workshop 1: 10:00am

Workshop 2: 11:15am

Workshop 3: 1:15pm

Workshop 4: 2:30pm

Additional information

Location: Map Room, First Floor, 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 lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

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 thecommonroom.org.uk/about-the-common-room/



The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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