The Tinkering Space

Unleash your inner inventor and get hands-on in our Tinkering Space - design, make and modify your own creations and even the space itself!


Exhibition spaces

A space for inventors, creators and dreamers or anyone who has ever wanted to have a go an making something.
A brand new exhibition, the Tinkering Space is a creative environment which will inspire the inventor in us all. The changing collection of drop-in activities and permanent exhibits connects minds and hands and allow visitors to test out a new idea, learn a new skill, or make a brilliant mess that leads to the unexpected.

You can:

  • Construct a flyer to try out on our Air Table and see how high yours can go!
  • Navigate your way down a vertical obstacle course with pipes, funnels and other creations on the Ball Run.
  • Use shadows and light to tell a story and add your masterpiece to our Shadow Box display.

Come and see what happens when you tinker!

Planning your visit

The Tinkering Space, as one of the exhibition spaces in We The Curious, is open all day every day.

Opening times

10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
10am - 6pm, Weekends and Bristol school holidays

How much

FREE with standard admission


Ground floor

Who for



Booking and info