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Catalyst

Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Happy boys!

Took our 11 year old twin grandsons on a wet school holiday afternoon and found Catalyst... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet H
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Museum of science

This is a great visit for all ages. The view from the observatory on the top floor is breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David E
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Catalayst makes Science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities, explore the award winning galleries, visit the stunning interactive theatre, experience fun activities in the lab or travel 30m above the river Mersey in the external glass lift to the glass walled observatory gallery!Visit the gift shop and Elements cafe, the perfect place to enjoy a tasty snack whilst admiring the riverside views Free car parking!
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  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“top floor” (26 reviews)
“glass lift” (15 reviews)
“puzzle room” (13 reviews)
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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
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+44 151 420 1121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 11 year old twin grandsons on a wet school holiday afternoon and found Catalyst interesting and informative. One grandson has learning difficulties and he enjoyed the visit as much as his brother, especially hands-on things. Lovely for them both to have fun. The...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great visit for all ages. The view from the observatory on the top floor is breathtaking Lots of parking free Lots to do Make certain you book in for the extra presentation ours was the science of chocolate brilliant

Thank David E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit today, but our just under 3 year old granddaughter found it a bit overwhelming in places, as there were quite a lot of older children there. We intend to return a couple of times, firstly, without the youngster to look around from...More

1  Thank RichardL345
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about this place by accident just before we stayed in the area. Being young at heart, we decided to pay a visit and were not disappointed. The whole place is accessible to wheelchair users, with only one or two exhibits not at wheelchair...More

Thank AndreaJ70
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took our 5 year old grandson last November and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He loves 'hands on' experiences and this one did not disappoint - he keeps asking when we will take him again.

Thank Carol E
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Took a 14 and a 12 year old boy for an afternoon, and we were all very disappointed. The museum is obviously aimed at 6 year olds, and even then, there were a lot of the interactive displys that were either broken or out of...More

Thank RoadEnder65
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This place would have been a lot better if more of the exhibits were in working order. Many had notes on saying they were not in working order, and even the beautiful glass elevator was out of order. It is a lot of stairs up...More

Thank poshchj
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This place is really great and has loads to offer including a fantastic park outside for the children. The views from the top are spectacular! The whole place is a little tired but still a great day out for the kids!

1  Thank JessieJames2
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great day at Catalyst today. Went to both workshops on today and they were both really good and very interesting. Will definitely visit again. Cafe also great, although not advertised on the new website.

Thank Fred T
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Half term day out with a 5 year old today. Had read mixed reviews before hand so was a bit hesitant but very happy with our choice of day out. Parking easy Reception helpful Half term workshops booked in for 2 of them halloween and...More

Thank rowena l
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Day_tripper1234
12 September 2016|
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Response from shellsina | Reviewed this property |
The park is gorgeous and on a sunny day it's amazing to just sit and watch the kids play.. The centre itself is probably a little old for her.. Our 4 year old grandson loved it. Our 2 year old granddaughter just ran... More
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Amanda N
25 August 2015|
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Response from catalystSDC | Property representative |
Yes, of course. There are some picnic tables outside near the playground, they are owned and managed by Halton Borough Council, not Catalyst but you can use them if you wish. Your ticket admits you all day so you could go... More
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