Design Technology

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    London's Design Museum.
  • design technology school trip to Berlin
    Berlin is a great destination for a design technology school trip.
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    Learn about the history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge on a design technology school trip to Bristol.
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    Visit the museums devoted to Ferrari, Ducati and Maserati on a design technology school trip to Florence.
  • design technology school trip to Berlin
    Visit the Bauhaus on a design technology school trip to Berlin.

There’s a great range of ideas / history / art / culture / artefacts / technology / science easily accessible to non-German speakers [in Berlin], and the learning curve was social and cultural as well as academic. TS, King's College

Look around you and you’ll see countless examples of design and technology at every turn. On a design technology school trip, students will benefit from the opportunity to see the subject in its historical, present and practical contexts, as well as exploring future technological developments and design trends.

Cities like London, Berlin, Tokyo and New York are natural destinations for an educational tour with a leaning to the subject of design technology; there’s museums and institutions aplenty offering both a visual and hands-on overview of trends and techniques.

Equally, delve deeper into the world of engineering with visits to production plants for some of the best-known names in the motor industry – Brussels and Florence lend themselves naturally to this popular theme.

Alternatively, learn more about Brunel’s feat of engineering brilliance with a visit to the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol .

Suggested Design Technology School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region to really bring the subject of design technology to life, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of specialist, technological subject matter, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a design technology school trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.

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Berlin

Bauhaus (c) visitBerlin, Philip Koschel - smallOne of our most popular destinations, Berlin is an ideal venue for general interest educational tours in addition to a wide variety of specialist subjects, including design technology, science, history and art. A design & technology school trip could include visits to the Deutsches Technikmuseum, the Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design and the BMW Motorcycle Plant.

Brussels

Tin Tin BrusselsBrussels is a fabulous city within easy travelling distance of the UK where traditional Flemish architecture goes hand in hand with an abundance of Art Nouveau and space-age structures. From the Comic Strip Centre and Museum of Original Figurines to a tour of the Audi A1 production plant, there’s no shortage of design technology options for your group.

Japan

Where ancient tradition meets modern technology, Japan is a seamless fusion of culture and a thoroughly unique destination to discover. For Design Technology students, there’s a wealth of futuristic, technological and scientific wonders to provide subject-specific context. Highlights include the Ghibli Museum, Suginami Animation Museum, Miraikan and the Tokyo Anime Center.

Munich

BMW World (c) Deutsche Zentrale fur Tourismus e.V., Jurgen Pollak - smallCapital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. The city offers a wealth of interesting visit options for educational groups; a design technology school trip to Munich should include the Deutsches Museum as well as the BMW Welt and Museum for a fascinating insight into car design and production.

Vienna

Vienna’s wide-ranging historical diversity and cultural heritage makes it an ideal destination for educational tours. For those seeking a design-focussed school trip, Vienna boasts an excellent reputation for its wide spectrum of architectural variety, and visits to the Technisches Museum and Architekturzentrum, amongst others are recommended.

Bristol

Bristol Balloon Fiesta MorningLaunch_CREDIT_Gary-Newman - smallCity of Brunel, Banksy, Wallace and Gromit, Bristol is a popular destination for school groups. Famous for its Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon Gorge, design technology groups can learn more about the history and working mechanisms of the bridge. Other visits could include the At-Bristol Science Centre or Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Florence

Ferrari_F1_championship_winning_cars_Museo_Ferrari (c) Morio - smallDynamic cradle of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is renowned for its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, yet the city also boasts a proud mathematical and scientific heritage, with museums devoted to Archimedes, Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci, all situated here. Further afield, visit the museums devoted to Ferrari, Ducati and Maserati.

London

Design Museum(c) visitlondonimages, britainonview - smallAs you’d expect, London has no shortage of suitable venues perfect for a design technology school trip. First and foremost, there’s the Design Museum, devoted to contemporary design in every form. Other visits could include the V&A Museum, the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, the London Motor Museum or even the Nissan Innovation Station.

New York

skyscraper_museum_(c) www.nycgo.com, julienne_schaer - smallThere’s nowhere quite like New York, probably the most exhilarating and cosmopolitan city in the world. For students of design technology, visits to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Arts & Design and the Skyscraper Museums should all be considered essential inclusions, yet the city boasts a wealth of other landmarks and cultural institutions to be explored.

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