Attractions

Each year sees a host of familiar and new STEM-based attractions from some of the most innovative companies in the UK.

The NVM is an interactive museum dedicated to exploring the culture, playfulness, design and people behind videogames, as well as encouraging visitors to develop their own game making abilities.

The NVM, based in Sheffield is coming to Get up to Speed this year, so come and see how STEM skills can help with a career in this exciting industry.

The Low Dimensional Structures & Devices team at the University of Sheffield will this year be demonstrating ‘Quantum Light’, an exhibit created to tell the story of how we can use light for communication today, but most importantly how light can be used to build future quantum computing devices — a topic at the core of their research.

McLaren Automotive will be attending Get up to Speed with an iconic super-car.

With a new facility in Rotherham, producing the carbon fibre monocage on which their super-cars are constructed, McLaren will be showcasing their latest materials technology.

See how the new facility will help the company to remain at the pinnacle of automotive engineering and meet the engineers involved.

The Avro Vulcan is an iconic example of British aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. Its impressive list of technical achievements includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft, leading directly to Concorde and the Space Shuttle.

Try the simulator and experience a piece of Britain's aviation history!


This year the University of Sheffield will once again be attending Get up to Speed with their Engineering Leadership Academy.

Last year, they demonstrated the concept of space exploration with a Lunar Base celebrating engineering disciplines, 50 years on from the first moon landing!

Rail human Library

RHL enables students to talk to a number of rail sector workers, from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and find out first-hand what it is like to work in this fast growing industry.

RHL will be located with the “Rail Zone” of Get Up To Speed.

The world's largest manufacturer of CNC metal-cutting machines.

Mazak supports the manufacturing of Formula 1 racing car components by uncompromised high-precision machining. McLaren has a total of 25 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey..

The army will be attending Get up to Speed this year to explain how engineering helps the armed forces to keep Britain safe.

As part of their display, they will be bringing a Coyote vehicle as well as a climbing wall that attendees can get hands-on with.


Try your hand at welding, with this VR station. Designed to be used as a training aid in businesses, attendees can see the skill involved in the different forms of welding that are used throughout the engineering world.

Follow in the footsteps of the great racing drivers, as you navigate your way around the famous Silverstone Racing Circuit.

With realistic formula one racing simulation and feedback, the F1 Simulator is guaranteed to give you an experience not to forget.


Rolls Royce will be providing a jet engine for visitors to view this year.

Get to see a real life jet engine up close and see the quality British engineering which makes Rolls Royce one of the world leaders in engine technology!

Sheffield Formula Racing, represents the University of Sheffield in the Formula Student competition. Formula Student is Europe's most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The Dark Side

Experience the darker side of Get up to Speed by meeting Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and their stormtrooper bodyguard!

This mobile attraction will be stalking the corridors of Magna looking for new recruits - don't get in their way!

Tesla's Model X is the quickest, most capable sport utility vehicle in history. It was also the first SUV to receive a 5-star US NCAP safety rating.

With all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 351 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear.

Dave Mappin Racing is back, with their huge 10m x 10m track and multiple cars for group racing!

See how engineering is used in toy design and the principles behind the Scalextric racing system.