2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

The Making Rooms: FAB Lab

Your festival experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Making Rooms. It’s a place where creativity, technology and advanced manufacturing come together in a community facility for use by businesses, artists, inventors, students, children and just about everyone else to design and make anything.


Have a go at many of the free activities and experience the machines in action and join the team in celebrating the launch of their new micro-labs.

A couple of things you can expect:

  • mould your own recycled cardboard and get planting in the Eco Lab
  • solder a light-up badge at the Repair Space
  • try your hand at textiles in Fabric Lab
  • recycle some plastic at Precious Plastic Blackburn

There’ll be loads more to do in the Fab Lab too:

  • lasercut a solar system necklace showing the position of the planets on the day you were born
  • command a robot to draw you a painting
  • and many more activities and things to see!

Whatever your interests, you’ll find something here for you all under one roof!

The Making Rooms is best experienced by children aged 7+, young people and adults alike.

Visit The Making Rooms to learn more



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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