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New exhibition showcasing the work of engineers

The Great North Engineering Experience will showcase some of the region's best engineers.
The Great North Engineering Experience will showcase some of the region's best engineers.

An interactive experience is showcasing how engineers have transformed the world we live in.

The Great North Engineering Experience will feature some of the region’s ‘invisible superheroes’ – those who work behind the scenes in the north of England’s engineering industry to ensure people have transport, roads, water, waste disposal and buildings to live, work and play in.

The free exhibition, which is being organised by local civil, mechanical and electrical engineering institutions, will offer a range of fun, hands-on activities for children, along with a series of talks and family-friendly lectures.

There will also be a chance to experience interactive displays featuring virtual reality headsets by northern engineering companies, as well an opportunity to find out about careers in engineering.

As part of the free experience, visitors can also enjoy a LEGO Timeline of Northern Innovation, which will be located in the Mining Institute.

Local LEGO artist Steve Mayes, of Brick This, will tell the story of northern innovation in more than 40 intricate models, using 50,000 plastic bricks.

The Great North Engineering Experience will run from June 22 to September 9, at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineering in Westgate Road in Newcastle.

The exhibit will be open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 6pm, and is suitable for all ages.

For more details, visit http://www.mininginstitute.org.uk