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BRLSI’s Brilliant Discovery Weekend

29 June 30 June

BRLSI's Brilliant Discovery Weekend

Bath’s Queen Square is being taken over for a family-friendly weekend celebration, jam packed with free science and crafting activities, live music and performances, exhibits, open-air games and refreshments on 29th and 30th June 2024.

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), founded way back in 1824, is a pace where science, literature and the arts come together to fire up imaginations and showcase amazing collections of treasures from around the world. Now it will overflow outdoors into Queen Square for a fabulous free festival to celebrate its 200th birthday.

There will be activities in Queen Square itself and in the BRLSI building – 16 Queen Square – on Saturday 29th June from 10am to 8pm and Sunday 30th June from 11am to 4pm.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Do you like watching things explode? Then watch our on-stage scientists deliver activities designed to put the pop, bang and fizz into your weekend!
  • Brilliant music on a special outdoor stage with Music Workshop (Saturday) and Orchestra of Everything (Sunday), showcasing a range of performances
  • Drop-in science and crafting activities in the Queen Square stretch tent. Help make BRLSI Birthday Bunting: your chance to create your own piece of bunting with ink, stamps and fabric pens.
  • Giant outdoor games of Jenga and Connect 4 – challenge yourself, your friends and your family.

That’s just out in the Square. Pop over to the BRLSI building to:

  • The BRLSI Big Build – join a master builder from Bricks McGee and take part in a tower-building challenge for all of the family! Grab a handful of LEGO bricks and build the tallest tower you can – fun for LEGO fans.
  • Check out the new exhibition, The World Revealed, featuring Jurassic fossils collected by the famous Mary Anning, an ivory figure from the ruins of Pompeii and relics from the lost Franklin Arcritc expedition. See what you can identify in the minute ‘Museum of Wonders’ and take yourself around the exhibits with ‘The World Revealed Spotters Trail’.
  • Visit the Maker’s Market, which sees local artisans selling a selection of the best of the West’s locally-made goods and produce
  • Meet the super-smart medieval mathematician Adelard who will introduce you to Bath as it was almost a thousand years ago.
  • Enjoy a very special ‘show and tell’ for dinosaur-lovers and fossil-hunters in BRLSI’s most iconic room, don’t forget to look behind you! Is that actually a dinosaur?
16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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