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ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery


BUDGET £11,400,000


Work on the eagerly awaited Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre is nearing completion. In 2017, Eureka! the National Children’s Museum revealed plans to launch a second attraction in Merseyside called Eureka! Science + Discovery. This new visitor destination for families involved 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. The £11.4 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. Co-created with over 200 local children and young people from Wirral and the wider Liverpool City Region, the attraction will include hands-on learning experiences linked to key themes that run through our daily lives. Interactive exhibits include a 12-foot-tall cat complete with a swishing tail and a giant climbing tree. Building contractors Seddon commenced work on site in June 2021 and worked alongside K2 Architects and Liverpool-based structural engineering firm, Sutcliffe. Eureka! Science + Discovery reopened to the public on 11 November 2022. (Updated 28 November 2022)

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Eureka! Science + Discovery


Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road
Halifax, HX1 2NE

Liz Peniston
Content & Experience Director
01422 398 480

Tudor Gwynn
Strategic Projects Director
01422 398 476

Leigh-Anne Stradeski
Chief Executive
01422 330 069


18-20 Harrington Street
Liverpool, L2 9QA

0151 227 3155
Sean Keyes
Managing Director

Playmaker Studio

Unit 22, Textilose Road
Trafford Park
Manchester, M17 1WA

07814 281 753
Neil Boote
Founder & Director

Urban Green

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

0161 312 3131
Martin King
Managing Director

Seddon Construction

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

01782 599 511
Peter Jackson
Managing Director

K2 Architects

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

0151 706 9560
Mark Philip George Davies
Architect & Director

Real Studios Ltd

75 Oglander Road
London, SE15 4DD


020 7033 7992
Alistair McCaw