Project Map

LOCATION England

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2022

BUDGET £12,000,000

SUMMARY

Eureka! the National Children’s Museum, has revealed plans to launch a second attraction in Merseyside called Eureka! Mersey. This will be a new visitor destination for families and involves renovating and reinventing the existing Spaceport attraction at Seacombe ferry terminal in Wirral. It is hoped that the revived attraction will act as a catalyst for urban regeneration in the area which has been in decline for years. The £12 million project was awarded £3 million in funding from the Inspiring Science Fund, which is jointly administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Wellcome Trust, to encourage children to take an interest in science. Funding for the development has now reached 95% of the target allowing for construction to commence in 2021. The organiser’s approach is ambitious: to co-create a new type of institution for children, based on science that is neither a children’s museum, nor a science centre. The aim is to build a children’s creative community scientists and engineers, actively engaged on real-world projects. In late October the museum gained planning permission for the project.  In April 2020 K2 Architects and Seddon Construction won the contract to deliver the new facility. They will work alongside exhibition designers Real Studios and landscape designers Urban Green. The project is estimated to be complete in 2022. (Updated 30 June 2020)

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K2 Architects/ Eureka! Mersey

CONTACTS

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road
Halifax HX1 2NE
UK


Liz Peniston
Content and Experience Director
01422 398 480
liz.peniston@eureka.org.uk

Tudor Gwynn
Operation and Project Director
01422 398 476
tudor.gwynn@eureka.org.uk

Leigh-Anne Stradeski
Chief Executive
01422 330 069
leigh-anne.stradeski@eureka.org.uk

Urban Green

Ground Floor, The Tower
Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way
Manchester, M3 7BF
UK

0161 312 3131
hello@weareurbangreen.co.uk

Seddon Construction

Suites 3 & 4, Alexander House
Waters Edge Business Park
Campbell Road
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4DB
UK

01782 599 511
enquiries@seddon.co.uk

K2 Architects

1st Floor, Compton House
18 School Lane
Liverpool, L1 3BT
UK

0151 706 9560
liverpool@k2architects.co.uk

Real Studios Ltd

Unit 307, Curtain House
134-146 Curtain Road
London EC2A 3AR
UK

020 7033 7992
Alistair McCaw
Director
amccaw@realstudios.co.uk