The Raspberry Pi Store pops up at Metrocentre, Gateshead

To celebrate the Raspberry Pi Store’s third birthday, we decided to pop up in three different cities around the UK. And for our first trip, we’re going big.

The original Raspberry Pi Store in Cambridge is going on tour

Metrocentre in Gateshead is Europe’s biggest shopping centre. And despite its being home to more than 300 different stores, we are definitely about to become the best one there. Albeit for a short time.

Why should I pop by?

The Raspberry Pi pop-up store will give people of all ages and abilities the chance to get hands-on with technology.

Whether you’re a parent whose children have started coding at school or you’re looking to do something cool with sensors and LEDs, come down and meet the team from Raspberry Pi. They will be able to tell you exactly what you need, and direct you to free resources to help you get started with whatever project you have in mind.

Where is it happening?

We are so excited to be popping up in the vast, sweeping halls of the ginormous Metrocentre.

Metrocentre is on St Michael’s Way, Gateshead NE11 9YG, and you can find travel advice on the Metrocentre website.

The pop-up store is inside Sook, which is in the Upper Red Mall area of Metrocentre, near H&M. You can download a Metrocentre site map here.

When is it happening?

Saturday 28 May

10:00 – 18:00

Sunday 29 May

11:00 – 17:00

What can I buy?

We will have stock of Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. Please be aware that we’re limiting these to one of these computers per person. Note that the limit is one of any, not one of each, so you won’t be able to purchase one Raspberry Pi 4 and also one Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, just as you won’t be able to purchase one 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 and one 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 — you can only buy one of any of these computers. We’ve decided to do this to try to ensure that everyone who has made the trip to Metrocentre can pick up a Raspberry Pi.

We’ll also have stock of Raspberry Pi 400 and Raspberry Pi Pico, and there’s no restriction on these: fill yer boots! There will be plenty of other good stuff on sale too, from T-shirts to mugs, magazines, books, and accessories.


Eirikr70 avatar

Pffff ! And still nuttin in Paris !!! No sense of priorities !

William Stottlemyer avatar

What about the US?
I cannot even get Wireframe or Custom PC without spending a fortune.

Carl avatar

Why don’t you just download the pdf’s via the Bookshelf on your Pi?

Carlos avatar

good news! I’m glad there are new official physical stores, I hope that soon there will be a physical store in each European capital! In these times of stock problems, a good set of direct stores can mitigate speculation and control access to products.

Helen Lynn avatar

We’re delighted to be bringing the Raspberry Pi Store to new places, but note that these are pop-ups – that is, they’re there for just a few days, not permanently.

Carlos avatar

I thought they were new stores. And do you plan to make new permanent stores?

Ging avatar

The store in incredible to look at!

Joffrey Andrieu avatar

Still waiting for this kind of event in France…

F S avatar

Hope you will tour or set up shop in the Thames Valley area – lots of grown ups working in the technology industry here and lots of children very much interested in it too. Your pop ups or stores would be a hit!

John avatar

I’d love to go but I don’t think my partner will let me move the wedding, or cut our honeymoon short.

Garry avatar

Sadly, still cannot but a pi zero 2w online. I ordered one at CPC only to get an email next day saying Jan 2023 delivery so had to cancel.😢

Greg avatar

Wow, that’s a really nice store. I’d love to see one, one day in Poland!

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