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Junior Engineering Day

Tuesday 24th October 2017

An invitation to come along to Flixton for half or a full day and learn an engineering skill. The following opportunities will be available from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00 on Tuesday 24th October.

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Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex Children's University

This day qualifies for a session on the Children's University, so bring your passports along.


Mark up two pieces of aluminium provided for cutting, drilling, bending, and riveting together. Then, metal edges must be filed and sanded to a good finish. You will learn important engineering skills in a full size workshop.

Rivet Gun


Bird Box

Measure up and mark out the wood needed, cut and drill it to shape and then assemble your bug box or bird box. You will work in a fully equipped carpenter's workshop.


Starting from a kit assemble a flashing LED on Veroboard. You will learn how to follow a circuit diagram, soldering and the types of components used. You will then test your product using an Oscilloscope. If time permits you will move on to more complex circuits.

Circuit Board

Be a simulator pilot

Flight Simulator

Not just a short test flight, but learn how to take off, trim the aeroplane, turn accurately, and most importantly land! Before any pilot is allowed to fly solo he must master the circuit. By the end of the session you will be able to do this.

Engine maintenance

Learn how to strip down a four stroke internal combustion engine, and, importantly, how to put it back together again.

Briggs and Stratton 4 stroke engine


All tools and materials are supplied. You will become a member of the museum for the day which covers you under our insurance policy. You should expect not to stay clean, so come dressed in something that you don't care too much about. The sessions are aimed at youngsters between 11 and 14 years of age.

Cost for each 2.5 hour session is £10. You may book for an afternoon and morning session (costing £10 each).

We have limited places on each session, first come first served.Places can be secured by visiting the museum and booking a slot in the shop, together with full payment at the time of booking. We regret that we are unable to take on-line bookings.

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