The Heath Robinson Museum Competition

How many young designers does it take to change a lightbulb? You tell us!

Announcing the 2017 Heath Robinson Museum COMPETITION

Could YOU design a Heath Robinson style gadget? Our museum in Pinner Memorial Park is dedicated to the work of the famous illustrator Heath Robinson. He was well-known for drawing weird and funny gadgets made out of all sorts of odd and broken things. Some of these illustrations can be viewed on the web site at This year’s competition for children and young people is to design a fabulous gadget just like Heath Robinson used to. Entries will be judged in five age groups: 4-7, 8-11, 11-14, 14-18 and 18-25 year-olds.


How to Enter

Our new museum is famed for its high and intricate ceilings (see picture), which look wonderful... but come with their own problems. So we hope you can help by designing a Heath Robinson style gadget that would help to change the light bulbs in rooms with high-ceilings. Your designs can be in the form of drawings, plans, animations or 3D models. Each must be submitted as a good quality JPG via email. Shortlisted entries (original work) will then be displayed in an exhibition in the museum and the adjoining West House in September, when a winner from each age group will be chosen.

Download the entry form via the link below. Your entry needs to be in by 31 July 2017. Email it to

Entry Form
Competition Information 2017
Terms and conditions for all competitions
The competition poster

cass_artSpecial thanks to Cass Art for donating the art prizes.