We’re passionate about building a supportive, inclusive community of makers, artists, crafters, and inventors who want to share skills, support each other, and have fun through making.

The STEAM Shed is our community makerspace, stocked with materials and fitted with equipment such as laser cutter, 3D printer, kiln, and sublimation printer. 

You can become a member for £30 per month. The membership fee not only gives you access to our facilities, but supports our community projects and goes towards making Wigan a better place to live. 

Membership is £30 per month, for this you get:

  • Access to all equipment and materials free of any additional charge during our opening hours

  • Free induction to all equipment

  • Project storage space

  • Access to a closed Facebook group

  • Heavily discounted/free workshops

  • Free entry to weekly Maker Nights

  • First refusal for stalls at events such as STEAMFest (our yearly STEAM festival), and our bi-annual Maker Market.


Equipment and Facilities includes:

  • Ultimaker 3D printer

  • Laser Cutter

  • Kiln

  • Potters wheel

  • Screen printing kit – screens, inks, exposure materials

  • Ricoh Sublimation Printer

  • Mug Press

  • Badge Maker

  • Sewing machine

  • Consumable items such as clay, electronics components, 3D printing filament, textiles, arts materials.

  • Shared working space and project storage


Access to equipment and facilities is free for members between our opening hours. As a rule we do not offer pay as you go access to the space – exceptions are the 3D printer, laser cutter, and kiln, which we occasionally offer to community projects we’d like to support.

Want to become a member?


If you are interested in joining as a member, pop in to pick up a membership pack or download it here. Have a read through our terms and conditions, and if you’re happy with everything, get in touch with us by either emailing us on or just pop in and speak to a member of staff.

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