The Institute of Imagination exists to create space to re-imagine our world together. Our aim is simple – to develop vital skills for the future and help support the wellbeing of everyone we work with. Visit us to see the power of imagination for yourself.

imagination lab: find out what’s on

Visit us at the Imagination Lab, London’s only space dedicated to the Imagination.

At this central London venue in Lambeth, we enable children and adults to explore new ideas, invent new products and build new skills for the future through events, workshops and skills camps.

From robotics, coding and electronics to crafts, movement and making, all our events combine the arts, sciences and digital technologies. You can tinker with new technology, strengthen your creativity or invent the next world-changing innovation! We help develop skills for the future through a focus on the power of your imagination.

Visit the What’s On page to book tickets, Plan your visit for travel information or read our FAQs for more details.

The Imagination Lab is a step towards the Institute of Imagination Campus: a permanent space that will enable us to reach more people each year.

schools and communities

The Institute of Imagination’s programmes are not just accessible at the Imagination Lab. We also work across London and beyond in partnership with schools, learning centres, cultural organisations, civic spaces and festivals. We can also join in at festivals and fairs.

We regularly exhibit and speak at conferences and events, in the UK and internationally, demonstrating and sharing how our work supports and engages audiences of all abilities. For more information about speaking engagements email us.

imagination pods

Our Imagination Pods provide exciting activities for children, regardless of age or ability, to engage in constructive, exploratory play in a child-led way. The Pods are mobile and can be sent to schools, or other centres like libraries, allowing children and adults to test new tools and new approaches to learning.

To find out more about our Imagination Pods download our information pack here or email us.

imagination hub

An Imagination Hub is a pop-up Imagination Lab in a community space like a library, school or cultural venue. The Hub provides the tools and expertise to run an Imagination Lab learning programme for pupils, teachers or families. Example activities include coding and digital skills, animation and storytelling, robotics and engineering and virtual and augmented reality.

With the support of the John Lyon’s Charity, we are working with schools and families to set up Imagination Hubs in communities across the nine boroughs the charity works in. We are building community hubs to provide opportunities across London for you to engage in imaginative and creative workshops across the arts, sciences and digital technologies.

If you are interested in running an Imagination Hub please email us.

gallery & videos

See inside the Imagination Lab and our projects


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