1851der Tent

Visitors at the Festival

Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Point 8 on map

Exhibition Road

Visit the 1851-der tent and discover the legacy of innovation from the original Great Exhibition, from 1851 to today.

Step into the world of WONDER - there will be plenty to see, touch, experience and explore… Bathe in a cosmic ray shower, peer into a microscope and discover how researchers are transforming the way girls learn. All explained and demonstrated by 1851’s wonderful award holders!

As organisers of the ‘original’ Great Exhibition Festival of 1851, and founders of the Albertopolis estate, The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have a long history of nurturing the innovators who have revolutionised British society. Learn about the Royal Commission award holders through history who have changed the way we live and meet the next generation working on the cutting-edge technology of tomorrow.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. 

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Exhibit
Visitors at the Festival