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’.

This exhibit has been 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.

Join the team in attempting to solve some of the biggest challenges in the modern world through science and technology.

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.

Grobotic Systems will be demonstrating their smart technology enabled plant growth chamber - enabling academia, research organisations and education to explore the impact of climate change on crops and demonstrate how science is being used to increase food production.

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, the 146 Coy Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and the 106 Royal Engineers will be presenting a range of activities including a Mine Detecting interactive activity and climbing wall, as well as offering advice on careers in the army.

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.

Racing Simulator

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

With realistic single seater 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.

Elsecar Heritage Centre have teamed up with Artist James Brunt to create a piece of Art from Engineering Components at Get up to Speed.

Using parts from Sheffield Tooling, James will create a piece of live art on the day where visitors can also have a go at putting the Art into STEM to create STEAM!

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.

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..