Know your FabLab!

Each Tuesday and one Saturday until Christmas the FabLab will throw its doors open to the public for a sneaky peek!

We want to demystify your perception of digital fabrication and increase your awareness of the possibilities. We’ll whizz you around the equipment and engage you with the endless range of opportunities that the FabLab has for anyone to make (almost) anything.

During this session we hope to answer all your burning questions about the FabLab!

You must book in advance on


Location & Parking

The FabLab is in Shackleton House (next to the new Premier Inn), you enter through the car park at the back of the building. A location map can be found on or you can find us on the University of Sunderland Campus Map as No.14. There are a limited number of visitor bays at the back of the car park which are available on a first come first served basis only. Otherwise the regular pay and display fee is £1.60 per hour in University car parks unless you have a permit.


*       These sessions are suitable for anyone

**     Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult

***   Only 12 places available on each session