To celebrate the opening of the Fantastic Fairground Factory join us for a packed weekend of exciting activities and fairground themed craft workshops to explore the amazing art and science of automata and bring all the fun of the fair to Tullie House.


Images: Left to Right: Pegasus by Keith Newstead - Photo: Henri Scheebeli, Matchstick Nibbler by Paul Spooner - Photo:Gayle Laird, © Exploratorium,, Montmatre Anubis by Paul Spooner - Photo: Cabaret Mechanical Theatre



Saturday 29 June

Be the among the first to see our brand-new exhibition, the Fantastic Fairground Factory and join us for a drop-in craft session from 1pm until 4pm. You can also be the first to create your own automata in our brand-new automata workshops inspired by the exhibition.


Images: Left to Right: Power of Love by Kazu Harada - Photo: Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Photo:Gayle Laird, © Exploratorium,, Mermaid of Zennor automata by Carlos Zapata – Photo: Steve Tanner


Sunday 30 June, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Roll up! Roll up! The fair is in town!

Celebrate the opening of the Fantastic Fairground Factory exhibition and experience all the fun of the fair at our family extravaganza, filled with games, crafts, performances and workshops.

  • Face painting*
  • Euphoric Circus performers
  • Fairground Games
  • Craft activities


* additional charges may apply to some activities.



Adult: Normal Admission charges apply


On: 29 th June 2019, 10:00 am Until: 30 th June 2019, 4:00 pm