2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

MANTRA – the Manufacturing Technology Transporter

If you’ve ever dreamed of interacting with a fully-automated robot or dismantling a jet engine then the National Festival of Making has something special in store for you!

The 34-ton Manufacturing Technology Transporter (or ‘MANTRA’) arrives at the festival with a world-beating array of technology from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre of Sheffield University. Supported by BAE, the height of innovation is arriving in style and is a festival highlight not to be missed!



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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