Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

LOCATION

WIDNES, CHESHIRE

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Enter a colourful world of science and technology in interactive galleries, and experience an amazing journey of discovery in the interactive theatre. Take a trip in an all-glass external lift to the Observatory, 100 feet above the River Mersey. A range of special events is planned throughout the year. Please ring for details.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Mersey Road, WIDNES, WA8 0DF

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lift to all floors, level access, café & tables wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, term time Tue-Fri 10-4, wknds 10-5; school hols daily 10-5 (last entry 1hr before closing). Closed 24-26 & 31 Dec, 1 Jan

About The area

Discover Cheshire

Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.

While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.

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