Ingenious Events

Ingenious Events

In celebration of all things ingenious, a range of events are taking place that showcase the history of invention and innovation throughout England.

Are you sharp enough to learn the way of the sword in our Knight School? Have you got the skills needed to organise your own mini castle siege? Ever wanted to get hands on with archaeology like a Victorian fossil collector? This year you can make all these things happen (and lots more!) at our special events taking place across the country.

Don't forget to share your event pictures with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Ingenious

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Here's a snapshop of our events happening across the country that celebrate the history of human innovation.

You can also search for events near you, or browse through our full range of events here.

  • A child dressed as a knight surrounded by crowds of people in front of a castle.

    Castle Live!

    Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 10am-5pm

    Join us on an action-packed adventure through history at Dover Castle in Kent. From 'What the Romans Did for Us' to Medieval encampments.

  • A group of men in military uniform riding vintage motorbikes with a castle behind them.

    Pendennis at War

    Tue 25 - Thu 27 Jul 2017 11am-5pm

    Step back in time to the Second World War at Pendennis Castle in Cornwall and experience explosive action and all the thrills of the home front.

  • A man in shirt, waistcoat, cravat and straw hat shows a girl how to use a wooden instrument.

    Discoveries and Inventions

    Mon 24 - Thu 27 Jul 2017 11am-5pm

    Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Eltham Palace in Essex.

  • A smiling girl looking out over a castle wall.

    Hands on History: Seafarers

    Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017 11am-5pm

    Have a go at sea themed crafts and learn navigational skills to help you get home after a great day at Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire.

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