Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum - Cheshire

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum - Cheshire

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May Half Term Events - 25th May - 7th June - Only £2.50pp! 

Book Catalyst Discovery Centre tickets for one of the best museums in Cheshire

Offering a host of interactive exhibits, museum archives, historical galleries, family shows and hands-on workshops, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum is a unique interactive experience, suitable for all ages!

There's so many things to do at Catalyst Science Museum

Visit Cheshire this year and watch as science is bought to life in front of your eyes:

  • Interactive Gallery: Film in the TV studio, test the scarf shooter or make an animation in this hands-on investigation into science and technology
  • Theatre & Catalyst Laboratory: Home to a range of workshops and hands-on activities for 8+, visit the Theatre for a plethora of science talks and shows!
  • Birth of an Industry: Investigate the Chemical Industry from ancient times until the 1940's as fascinating historical objects bring this era vividly to life 
  • Observatory Gallery: View the River Mersey from this glass-walled, roof-top gallery with panoramic views, exhibits and extensive collections!
  • The Museum: Delve deeper into the 1940's with reconstructed scenes, archive films, computer quizzes and more to liven up the past!

PLUS: Save 5% on tickets when you use promo code 'DAYSOUT'

"Had a great day out at Catalyst. Staff were great, very friendly. Food and drinks at the cafe reasonably priced. The lab workshop (plastics) was definitely worth going to - particularly suitable for primary school children!" Matt, TripAdvisor

After activities, it's time for Afternoon Tea!

After a day of exploring, discovering and wandering around the world of science, treat yourself to a beautiful heritage afternoon tea:

  • Head to the 4th Floor and enjoy afternoon tea in the glass-walled Observatory Gallery
  • Become mesmerised by the stunning views of the surrounding area, including the River Mersey!
  • Make the most of your experience and use the Panoramic Halton interactive tablets to learn more
  • Sip on a pot of tea or a cup of coffee as you dine on quintessential dishes
  • Choose from a selection of finger sandwiches followed by savoury treats
  • Add some sugar to your savoury and dine on some sweet cakes and pastries for dessert
  • Don't forget the most important part of the tea; scones with cream and jam!

Suitable for all ages and providing fun for the entire family, Catalyst believes everyone should have the opportunity to be inspired by the wonder of science!

Book Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum tickets today and have one of the best days out with the kids in Cheshire!

Widnes WA8 0DF
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How to find us

Address: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road, Widnes, WA8 0DF

What3Words: detect.tribe.comb

By Car:

  • Sat Nav: WA8 0DF
  • Parking: Onsite free parking

By Bus:

  • Various routes of trains transfer to bus routes
  • Waterloo Centre: 10 minute walk
  • Ashley Way: 12 minute walk
  • Kingsway Hotel: 14 minute walk


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Food and drink 
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transport accessible

Yes, the Catalyst Science Museum in Cheshire is wheelchair accessible.

  • Disabled parking available
  • Ramp/Level access to all areas and floors
  • Disabled toilets

Catalyst Science Museum & Discovery Centre allows guide dogs on site, and dogs are also allowed inside the onsite cafe. 

Catalyst Science Museum and Discovery Centre in Cheshire is suitable for all ages, with a particular focus on Key Stage 1, 2 and children. However, there are areas that all children will enjoy exploring, regardless of age. 


  • Catalyst Science Museum and Discovery Centre has an onsite cafe
  • There is fresh food available with a selection of cakes, pastries and savoury snacks
  • Hot and cold drinks are also available 

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