Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Local nameCatalyst Science Discovery Centre
LocationRuncorn, UK

The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is a science centre and museum, focusing on chemistry and the history of the chemical industry, next to Spike Island and the River Mersey in Widnes, Cheshire. The museum is accredited by the Arts Council England.

The centre contains static exhibitions, hands-on experiments and the Alchemy Theatre which gives shows on chemistry. Family workshops are arranged during school and bank holidays.

The centre is housed in an old four-storey building known as Tower Building constructed around 1860 by John Hutchinson as the administrative centre for his alkali chemical business.

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More information and contact


Official website




Phone +44 151 420 1121

Address Mersey Road, WA8 0DF Widnes, UK

Coordinates 53°21'6.624" N -2°44'1.104" E

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