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“It’s all a bit Heath Robinson” A 150th birthday Celebration of Gadgets, Games and General Mayhem

31 May
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Free including entry into museum (but donations welcome) apart from taking part in the Joseph’s Machines workshop

In celebration of the150th anniversary of the “Gadget King” Heath Robinson’s birth, the Heath Robinson Museum, North West London, is hosting a birthday “party” for families and children. This will be a whacky fair, where in true Gadget King fashion, art meets science, with an exhibition of Heath Robinson’s best humorous work, a display of Meccano models, art & design activities alongside all sorts of zany engineering challenges: Build the tallest structure, or fastest/slowest/wobbliest vehicles out of junk or K’nex. Large interactive gadgets will be demonstrated in the park too. Our star attraction is internet/media sensation, Joseph Herscher of www.josephsmachines fame. Joseph will talk about his “Heath Robinson” machines and run a workshop for families/children; who will be challenged to build their own machine (out of junk) and culminate in attempts to connect all the machines in one long transfer of energy to achieve a simple task – very Heath Robinson.