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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 along with a redevelopment of the existing Halifax site. Eureka! Mersey 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 docklands  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. 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 and are currently out to tender for Exhibition Designers. Architects Page \ Park have been working alongside Real Studios to deliver this ambitious project, which is slated to open in 2022. (Updated 10 December 2019)

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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

Arup Liverpool

100 Old Hall Street
10th floor, The Plaza
Liverpool L3 9QJ
UK

0151 227 9397
Garry Banks
Director, Buildings NW & Yorkshire
liverpool@arup.com

Page\Park Architects

20 James Morrison Street
Glasgow G1 5PE
UK

0141 553 5440
Suzy O’Leary
Architect
s.oleary@pagepark.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