The 2023 Young Inventor of the Year Award begins this half-term holiday, running February 14th to July 15th.

A free entry pack can be picked up from 44AD artspace 4 Abbey Street between 12pm and 4pm any day from February 14th and at the same time you’ll also be able to pick up a brand new free family self guided walking trail which takes you to see sites associated with famous innovators and inventors who lived and worked in Bath from 5th century BC right up to AD 2023.

A launch party will take place on Thursday, 16th February at 44AD artspace from 5pm to 7pm. All families welcome.

An ‘Invent It’ Exhibition to give ideas and showcase existing inventions will run until February 25th. There will be hands on fun activities, with practical ideas of how to go about inventing from 12pm to 4pm every day. (Sadly unaccompanied children cannot be accommodated, for safe guarding reasons.)

On Saturday February 25th 11.00 a.m. At The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, The Director, Stuart Burroughs will give a talk “About Time: The Horstmann Family and Timepieces”.

Arriving in Bath in 1854 from Prussia, the Horstmann family distinguished themselves from their contemporaries in the clock and watchmaking world by their invention and flair. By adapting other technologies to their patented products resulted in some of the most unusual timepieces ever made.

Throughout the Spring and summer there will be more fun activities at The Museum of Bath at Work and 44AD. For ongoing information go to