Mar 03 2016

Maker Faire UK returns to Newcastle for 2016


Photo Credit – Rich Kenworthy

Maker Faire UK is a two day festival dedicated to invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe. 

With displays from makers from a huge variety of industries, Maker Faire UK is the perfect place to mingle with like-minded creators and to pick up new tips and tricks – from soldering, to coding, crafting, and 3D printing.

Visitors to Maker Faire UK can also enjoy talks from fascinating speakers, including Phoenix Perry, Vinay Gupta and the Rowland Emett Society, celebrating the weird and wonderful world of makers.

As always the festival will feature spectacular headliners, including Lords of Lightning, who will be dazzling crowds with 5 metre lightning bolts and showing the amazing powers of the Tesla Coil. Dominic Wilcox’s stunning Stained Glass Car will be on hand to demonstrate the transport of the future, and attendees may recognise Jason Lane’s Mechanical Sound Sculpture from the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics!

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.

You can find out more about Maker Faire 2016, as well as check out a full list of makers at

Tickets are available to purchase now at

25% discount for Life Annual Pass holders. Please bring your pass to claim your discount.

Extra charges may apply for some workshops and activities.

Date: 23 and 24 April 2016

Venue: Life Science Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Opening times: Sat 23 April: 10am -6pm. Sun 24 April: 10am – 5pm

Ticket prices: Adult (18+): £12, Child (5-17 yrs.): £7. Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £28. Child (under 4 yrs.): Free.