Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Event Details

Saturday, 3 October, 2015 - 11:00 to Sunday, 3 January, 2016 - 16:00

Norwich Castle’s autumn exhibition, Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing offers an exciting interactive experience for visitors and a fascinating insight into today’s making revolution. It features neurotic robots that can manage your garden, a global network producing prosthetic hands created by 3D printing, and explores new ways of repairing city spaces, empowering communities and reflecting local craft traditions.


Crafts have underpinned our local communities for centuries but now the traditional tools are changing with the advent of modern technologies. Build Your Own is about celebrating making and the use of both old and new tools.


Co-produced by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in collaboration with the Crafts Council and Norfolk Museums Service, the exhibition features specially commissioned works by leading makers, creative technologists and collectives, all of whom embrace the ethos of co-creation.


A key element of the show is the special ‘maker space’ in the gallery which presents demonstrations and workshops by local artists and staff and students from Norwich University of the Arts, plus there’s a chance to experiment with exhibition sponsor’s HP’s amazing new computer system ‘the sprout’.


Anyone interested in new technology, craft and how people can use both to improve their communities will find the show fascinating.


For further information:

01603 493625 (Mon – Fri) /


Exhibition free with museum admission. Exhibition only tickets can also be purchased:

Ticket prices from 1 April 2015:

Castle Ticket (inc Special Exhibitions and Regimental Collections)

Adult: £8.35
Concession (over 65s, students, visitors with disabilities): £7.50
Child (age 4-18 yrs): £6.25
Family (2 adults + all children): £23.50
Family (1 adult + all children): £17.50

Pop in for £2 one hour before closing and 12pm – 1pm on weekdays during school term.


Special Exhibitions Ticket Price

Adult: £6
Concession (over 65s): £5
Child (age 4-18): £4


Opening times:

Open All Year
Mon-Sat: from 10am–4.30pm
Sun: 1–4.30pm

Open most Bank Holidays (hours as above) except 24, 25 and 26 December 2015 and 1 January 2016.

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