FabLab @ The Word is available for all adults to use no matter what their end goal is!

New to FabLab?

I have no design experience, can I still use the FabLab?

If you’re not from a design background and simply want to have a go at using the state-of-the-art machines then book onto a one-off course where our trained specialists will walk you through creating your own keepsake.

Can I use the machines in my own time to support a project/hobby?

If you have a project or hobby that would benefit from using the machines we offer a ‘learn how to’ course where our staff will provide training to enable you to use the equipment on your own during our drop-in sessions. From creating bike parts on our 3D printers to creating a family tree on our laser cutters, FabLab @ The Word can support you through your project.

Once trained, you can book slots at our drop-in sessions which run:

  • Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm
  • Fridays, 10am-12pm

We can also offer more advanced sessions that show you greater functionality of the technology to support project based activities.

Can I arrange a private session for myself?

Private sessions can be arranged – get in touch to find out more.

Trained users

If you’re already trained and want to book a slot to use the FabLab during one of our drop-in sessions, get in touch via email at

Please note, you must book 48 hours in advance of a session.