Hackspace Foundation

A non-profit, community organisation dedicated to promoting and coordinating hackspaces in and around the UK.

Note: Only active spaces are shown on the map

Hackspaces are places you can visit to meet people, learn, socialise, and collaborate. A place to make your own projects a reality or help others with theirs.

There is a rich tradition of hackspaces worldwide. In January 2009, the Hackspace Foundation was formed in response to the lack of hackspaces in the UK. Since then, we've helped many groups create their own spaces.

Click here to read more about our Mission.

List of Active Spaces

We currently know of 73 active hackspace-like entities. These are all the ones we've found / been told about. This is an informal process so it may well be out of date - if you spot any ommissions/corrections, please let us know via this form.

A separate members list will be made once we have members.


East Midlands

Logo Name Status
Derby Makers Active
Leicester Hackspace Active
Lincoln Hackspace Active
Nottingham Hackspace (Nottinghack) Active

East of England

Logo Name Status
Cambridge Makespace Active
Hitchin Hackspace Active
Ipswich Makerspace Active
Norwich Hackspace Active

Greater London

Logo Name Status
Create Space London Active
Limehouse Labs Starting
London Hackspace Active
Richmond MakerLabs Active
South London Makerspace Active
West London Hackspace Starting

North East England

Logo Name Status
Grimsby Hackspace Active
MakerSpace Active

North West England

Logo Name Status
Blackpool Makerspace Active
DoES Liverpool Active
Hack Oldham Active
Hackspace Manchester (Hacman) Active
Lancaster And Morecambe Makers Active
Leigh Hackspace Active
Maker Mondays - Kendal Cumbria Starting
Preston Hackspace Active

North Yorkshire

Logo Name Status
Teesside Hackspace Active

South East England

Logo Name Status
Badhack - Basingstoke and Deane Makerspace Active
Build Brigton Hackspace Active
EOF Hackspace Active
Maidstone Hackspace Active
Make Bournemouth Active
Medway Makers Active
Milton Keynes Makerspace Active
Newbury and District Hackspace Active
OxHack Active
Portsmouth Makerspace Active
Reading Hackspace Active
So Make It Active
Surrey and Hampshire Makerspace Active

South West England

Logo Name Status
Bristol Hackspace Active
Cheltenham Hackspace Active
Chippenham Hackspace Active
Swindon Makerspace Active
Torbay Hackspace Starting

West Midlands

Logo Name Status
Bromsgrove & Droitwich Makerspace Starting
Coventry Makerspace Active
Make:Bromyard Active
Potteries Hackspace Active
Telford Makerspace Starting
fizzPOP Active

Yorkshire and the Humber

Logo Name Status
Access Space Active
Barnsley.io Active
Bridge Rectifier Active
Leeds Hackspace Active
Sheffield Hardware Hackers & Makers Active
York Hackspace Active


Baliwicks of Guernsey

Logo Name Status
Lightbulb Nights / Makerspace Guernsey Active


Northern Ireland

Logo Name Status
Farset Labs Active

Republic of Ireland

Logo Name Status
091 Labs Active
Forma Labs Active
Lightbox Lab Active
Milk Labs Active
South East Makerspace Active
TOG Active


Highlands and Islands

Logo Name Status
The T-Exchange Active


Logo Name Status
Edinburgh Hacklab Active

Mid Scotland and Fife

Logo Name Status
Fife Hackspace Active

North East Scotland

Logo Name Status
57 North Hacklab Active
Dundee MakerSpace Active


Mid and West Wales

Logo Name Status
AberLab Active
Pembrokeshire Hackspace Starting

South Wales

Logo Name Status
Cardiff Hackspace Active
Swansea Hackspace Active

List of Inactive Spaces

We currently know of 13 hackspace-like entities that have sadly closed or suspended operation.


East Midlands

Logo Name Status
NortHACKton Defunct

East of England

Logo Name Status
Chelmsford Makerspace Suspended
Herts Hackspace Defunct

North West England

Logo Name Status
Chester Hackspace Defunct

South East England

Logo Name Status
Canterbury Hackspace Defunct

South West England

Logo Name Status
E-Space Defunct
Open Shed Defunct
The Dorset Constructorium Defunct

West Midlands

Logo Name Status
Malvern Hackspace Defunct
Shropshire Hackspace Defunct

Yorkshire and the Humber

Logo Name Status
Doncaster Hackspace Defunct
Hull Hackspace Defunct
Selby Hackspace Defunct