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Frozen Science Workshop

Visit today and we really enjoyed the workshop and looking around the museum. Staff made it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Widnes, United Kingdom
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Really good museum - does need more support

A great little museum and venue, with lots to do, both inside and out. Including the viewing floor... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Reviewed yesterday

I have had the pleasure of visiting this place a few times since I was a kid and think it is perfect for families. the staff are polite and willing to help.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank spcopeland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our granddaughter aged 7 really loved the Frozen and Light workshops with full credit to the young woman who provided them. But like many other reviewers we were very disappointed with the interactive displays which were often broken or incomprehensible. If it hadn’t been for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joablest1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit today and we really enjoyed the workshop and looking around the museum. Staff made it interesting for my two Grandchildren. Would definitely recommend. Staff excellent, Very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lainie77
Reviewed December 10, 2018

A great little museum and venue, with lots to do, both inside and out. Including the viewing floor with spectacular views of old and new bridges. Despite being good, the museum itself did seem a bit tired and some of the hands-on displays were worn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum years ago and the kids loved it. Going on a Saturday it was a fair price but. The place was in desperate need of repair and cleaning up. There were no staff on any of the floors to give advice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank biddymarray
Reviewed November 15, 2018

a must visit, so much interaction for little ones. can spent any thing from 1 hr to 4 hrs in here. set over different levels and a glass lift. cafe in side has plenty to choice from and great friendly staff. out side swans/park/walks a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank theoldone987
Reviewed November 3, 2018

It really was the most fantastic experience- the children had so many " hands on " things to do, such as the giant bubble creator , the reactor vessel where they had to open valves was their favourite.. They also loved the puzzle room, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connector10728297504
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family group including primary school ages through to grandparents. The soap making workshop was great fun and the kids learnt a lot. Being able to take the soap we made away was really popular too. Lots of interactive and educational exhibits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank B1140TLnicolab
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Our daughter loved this place and joined their monthly science club. Years later our boys liked it so much we bought a year pass and came regularly. Excellent classes on weekends and holidays. It's a bit musty at times and needs updating but still great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaitlinH_12
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Fab day out at the catalyst museum. Plenty of activities for children. We also went to two workshops. My grandaughters aged 3 and 6 enjoyed taking part in all the activities. Good value for money

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 12, 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
Amanda N
August 25, 2015|
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