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Maker Faire UK 2017

1 April 2017 - 2 April 2017
Location: Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
Maker Faire UK 2017
Booking recommended Suitable for all ages

Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, is coming back to Life in April 2017.

For all there is to know about Maker Faire UK 2017, visit the official website:

Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.

At Maker Faire UK, you can explore and create with the Makers and enjoy playful installations, drop-in workshops and fascinating speakers.

So whether you want to unleash your inner inventor, find out how science, technology, engineering and maths shape the world around you – or if you just fancy a great, hands-on day out, don’t miss Maker Faire UK.

2017 headline Makers include:

Andrew Smyth - finalist in the Great British Bake Off 2016


Brick This - professional LEGO® model maker Steve Mayes

The Crafty Robot


To keep up to date with the latest news, sign up to the Maker Faire UK mailing list, follow @MakerFaire_UK on Twitter or like Maker Faire UK on Facebook.

Watch the video from Maker Faire UK 2016:

Please note: as there’s so much going on at Maker Faire UK, Life Science Centre won’t be offering its usual programme. There will also be changes to our usual café menus and the packed lunch area will not be available. The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed. Everyone is welcome at Maker Faire but please be aware that there will be big crowds and many of the Makers are presenting craft activities that involve using scissors, sharp implements and small components. Also, due to the number of activities, there will be little room for buggies.

Ticket terms and conditions

Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square and report to the main Science Centre reception. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for sat nav: NE4 7AD.

We recommend you arrive at least two hours before closing time, however many families prefer to spend the whole day.

Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.

It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable or transferable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them.

On arrival at Life, the following will be required:

Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or Annual Pass card) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.

The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

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