Summer Bytes

Digital fun and games for all the family

Get Creative, Get Digital!

30th July to 28th August, every afternoon, 12 noon to 5pm

Day by Day Schedule coming soon!

All for the price of normal Museum Entrance Fees.

Educational fun for all the family, providing Bytes sized tasters of coding, robotics, game design, virtual reality, programming, and much much more! New activities being added regularly so keep coming back to check. So far we have the following confirmed:

Family Fun

  • Meet everyone's favourite Star Wars droid R2D2 when the R2 Builders Club attend on the 30th July.
  • Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula - authors of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who - explore the Doctor's tricky relationship with computers on the 6th August.

Coding Activities

  • Build an adventure with R2, BB8 or Anna & Elsa as you learn how to code with Blocks or Python.
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one
  • Learn the fundamentals of computing coding with Bits & Bytes
  • FUZE workshop providing introductions to coding
  • Sign up and take part in a week long coding challenge
  • Robotics

  • Our Museum is under threat from invaders, and Edbot is our last hope. Who is Edbot? A humanoid robot programmed using Scratch. Visitors take turns writing Scratch code to help Edbot defeat the invaders and save the Museum!
  • Meet Dot & Dash from Wonder Workshop and learn to programme with him
  • Insight Talks

  • Enjoy a insightful talk from the Royal Air Force about what they do and how they do it. With a blend of personal narrative from Team members, all of whom have operational experience, and highly engaging and dramatic video footage, depicting the modern RAF’s contribution to airpower, the defence of the UK and giving the nation choice in times of global crisis.
  • Computers and music. Enjoy a insight from award winning film composers Patrick Jonsson and Rupert Cross on how they use computers to produce music for films they work on. Both have worked on films such as Thor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Brave to name a few.
  • Video Games

  • Play retro games from the past decades
  • and lots more

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