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Madlab Electronic Workshops

13 Feb - 14 Feb 2023
See times below

Studio 1

£15, Child 7 - 14
£13.50, Members & Concessions

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Solder your own flashing alien or Space Screwdriver with Madlab.

Learn the secrets of soldering, find out how electrical circuits work and make your own electronic gizmo to keep. Part of our Half-term activities.

My Little Alien (sold out)

Monday 13 February

10:15 and 12:00 (90 min session)

Tuesday 14 February

12:00 (90 min session)

In this workshop you will make your own little alien friend with flashing eyes to take home.

Suitable for ages 7+. No previous soldering experience is required.

Book My Little Alien workshop 

A Relaxed version of this workshop is also available. See below for more information.

My Little Alien: Relaxed session

Tuesday 14 February

10:15 (90 min session)

This workshop is primarily for children with additional support needs including neurodivergent children, children with sensory processing disorder or any child who may find a busier session challenging.

The workshop will have fewer participants and a quiet space will be available if needed. We will also provide a short visual guide with information about what to expect at the session.

Suitable for ages 7+. No previous soldering experience is required.

Book the Relaxed session 

Space Screwdriver

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February

14:00 (2 hr session)

Calling all time travellers! Join us to build your own light-up Space Screwdriver with built in bleeper.

Suitable for ages 11+. Previous soldering experience required (The “My Little Alien” workshops are available for soldering newbies earlier in the day).

Book Space Screwdriver workshop 

Note, accompanying adults are free (up to two accompanying adults per booking) but anyone wishing to participate in making a gadget will need a paid ticket.


These workshops will be located in Studio 1 of the Learning Centre, Level 4.

From the Grand Gallery take the escalator up, walk straight ahead and take the stairs up one level. Alternatively there is a lift at the back of the Collecting Stories gallery on Level that will take you up to Level 4.

Getting here

Enter the museum from the main public entrance on Chambers Street.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Map and directions

Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

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