The MakeSpace is the workshop of the Institute of Making, offering an exciting range of tools and machinery for members to use. Membership is open to all students and staff of UCL. The space is available to non-members through our public programme, hosting masterclasses, workshops with guest experts, maker residencies and curated opportunities to make, break and repair everything from jewellery to robots.

The facility brings together equipment, expertise and perspectives of making from a wide range of disciplines, encouraging users to engage in the craft, design, technology, history, philosophy, art and engineering of making.

This is your chance to tinker, boil, bake, turn, mill, mend, spin, print, cut, cast, drill, sand, scrape and sculpt.

Materials and research bursaries will be available for special projects, for more information, see our Research page.

Become a Member

Annual membership of the Institute of Making for UCL Members includes:

  • An introduction to the Materials Library enabling open access research, inspiration and hands-on play.
  • Access to the MakeSpace to work on a project, meet future collaborators or just to tinker about with stuff.
  • Training and guidance in specialist skills, machines, tools, materials, processes and software.
  • The ability to book onto special members events and Masterclasses.
  • Opportunities to apply for Materials Bursaries for your project, or special funding for cross-disciplinary research.


For more information see the FAQs
Not at UCL? explore our exciting public programme



Making in progress

Making in progress

Our new members' project blog is a window into the world of the MakeSpace. More


Antimicrobial Materials

Antimicrobial Materials

Director of Making Martin Conreen will be in residence this month, developing a new research project. More


UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

Meet the Makers. Free event 19 Nov: come and hear three eco toilet designers discuss their design process and eco sanitation insights. More