1851der Tent: World of Wonder

Children selecting arts and craft materials

Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

Exhibition Road

Don't miss your chance to enter a world of wonder in the 1851der Tent, where the past meets the future in a spectacle of knowledge and imagination!

From long-life ropes made from living materials to an opportunity to explore your own human nervous system. Discover the adventures of dark matter and find out about life in the big white of Antarctica - you can even become a penguin for the day!

This event is presented by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The Royal Commission celebrates the ongoing legacy of the original exhibition - their cohort of innovators whose research is supported through the Commissions' fellowships. Visit their website for more information about the 1851der tent.

Visitor information

1851der Tent: World of Wonder can be found at location number 8 on the Festival Map.

This is a drop in event, suitable for all ages.

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.


Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family (ages 5+)
  • Young People (13-25)
  • Exhibit
Children selecting arts and craft materials