Building Bridges – engineering model making workshop

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Come join us and have an engineering adventure with your kids 9 and over at the Building Centre. Get creative in our engineering model making workshop and find out how bridges work.

We will be playing and drawing, making models using spaghetti and marshmallows to help us understand buildings and their structures. We will also be recreating a ‘living model’ of the famous Forth bridge in Scotland (1887). Each participant will have a go at being a structural part of the celebrated engineering masterpiece: come and experience with your own body how forces run through a cantilever bridge and why it stands up!

This free of charge workshop will run in two sessions on the 16th of October, from 11am - 12pm and again from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Parents and guardians are welcome to join.

Click here to book you time slot for the workshop.

Our workshop is part of the wider activities related to the Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed exhibition and events programme, funded by the AHRC, led by the V&A and the Building Centre.

* Photography: Experiments Illustrating the Principle of the Forth Bridge, Evelyn George Carey, 1885 © Crown copyright. National Records of Scotland