Time Machine to land in Warrington this summer! - Warrington Is Happening

Time Machine to land in Warrington this summer!

Warrington has been announced as the location for an exciting new pilot event taking place at Parr Hall on Sunday 9 August. Time Machine has an ‘Antiques Road Show’ feel with lots of interactive, multi-sensory activities designed to attract young and old including an area called ‘Scents of Place’ which celebrates smells of the past, a showcase of Warrington’s cultural clubs and societies, a community art installation and a Futurescope area which includes a community wish tree and a space to build hopes and dreams for the town in Lego bricks. 

Visitors to the Time Machine will be invited to bring along their memories, photographs and interesting artefacts to meet the household history detectives from Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.  Younger visitors will also be able to meet Swyron, a Time Travelling Robot and also get close to a time travelling Delorian car, made famous in the classic Back to the Future film. Free ‘bags to do’ containing maps and guides for families to explore free cultural and heritage events around Warrington will be available at the event which will be full of collectors, curators, organisations and individual heritage enthusiasts who will be showcasing their own stories of Warrington.  

Time Machine is a new ‘pop up’ festival in a box that is being trialed in selected towns that are undergoing significant transformation across the UK, particularly those seeking to grow their Heritage Open Days festival to support the development of place and encourage partnership working. 

The project in Warrington is a collaborative initiative, led and part funded by Warrington BID working with Culture Warrington and a range of cultural and heritage organisations over a period of months.   

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-time-machine-experience-launch-tickets-94402477351

People interested in being part of the Time Machine event on 9th August or being involved in Heritage Open Days in Warrington this year are invited to a special event led by Warrington BID  with Annie Reilly, which will be held at Winmarleigh House, Winmarleigh Street on Monday 16th March from 1.30pm – 3pm.

There is no need to book a ticket but to register your interest and for more information email  warringtonbid@groundwork.org.uk  or call 01925 442400 to leave a message for the Time Machine event coordinator, Hannah White. 

The Time Machine has been commissioned by Heritage Open Days the UK’s biggest grass roots festival of heritage and culture coordinated by National Trust with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Head of Producing at National Trust, Annie Reilly explains, ‘Time Machine looks both back and forward and helps organisations and individuals work together to celebrate and share what makes their town unique.