The National STEM Learning Centre is the home of York MakerFest, and we love it!
The National STEM Learning Centre in York is a unique teacher CPD venue, mirroring the modern classroom and laboratory facilities, as well as housing our inspirational resources centre. We are within walking distance from York city centre. York is ideally placed with excellent rail links, thanks to the east coast mainline, and close to the M1, M62 and M18.
National STEM Learning Centre,
University of York,
Travel by rail
You can get to York from London in less than two hours with services from both LNER and Grand Central. There are direct services from Birmingham and the South West. TransPennine Express runs direct train services from Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.
York is just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network and is within comfortable driving times from many parts of the UK.
Typical drive times to York:
London 3hr 50 mins 210 miles
Manchester 1hr 34m 73 miles
Newcastle 1hr 47 mins 87 miles
Bristol 3 h 53 mins 223 miles
Birmingham 2hr 26 min 134 miles
However, we suggest using public transport as parking is limited. The nearest pay and display is North Car Park but is often full from quite early on in the day. The machines only accept payment made by phone.
Travel by air
York is close to four international airports:
Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield
From York City Centre and York Station
STEM Learning is located on York University campus
It takes 25-40 minutes to walk from York city centre or York train station.