Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre Catalyst is an interactive science centre making science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities.Science has never been so much fun!www.catalyst.org.uk
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The final's on Sunday & you need to plan! Visit Catalyst for a great family day out, have lunch in the cafe then run off...
08/07/2021

The final's on Sunday & you need to plan! Visit Catalyst for a great family day out, have lunch in the cafe then run off energy outside. When 8pm comes, the kids will be tucked up in bed & you'll have the TV to yourself! Sorted!!! ⚽🏆 Book your tickets here https://www.wtm360.co.uk/sales/catalyst-science-discovery-centre-1562313415
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The final's on Sunday & you need to plan! Visit Catalyst for a great family day out, have lunch in the cafe then run off energy outside. When 8pm comes, the kids will be tucked up in bed & you'll have the TV to yourself! Sorted!!! ⚽🏆 Book your tickets here https://www.wtm360.co.uk/sales/catalyst-science-discovery-centre-1562313415
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Fantastic result England, 4-0 what a result!!! The competition's hotting up so we're running one of our own. Can you fin...
06/07/2021

Fantastic result England, 4-0 what a result!!! The competition's hotting up so we're running one of our own. Can you find 4 footballs hidden on our website to win a £20 voucher to spend in our cafe? DM or email [email protected] with locations to enter the draw! www.catalyst.org.uk

Fantastic result England, 4-0 what a result!!! The competition's hotting up so we're running one of our own. Can you find 4 footballs hidden on our website to win a £20 voucher to spend in our cafe? DM or email [email protected] with locations to enter the draw! www.catalyst.org.uk

We're recruiting! We are looking to expand our fabulous team and are looking for a Finance Manager, an Education Assista...
05/07/2021

We're recruiting! We are looking to expand our fabulous team and are looking for a Finance Manager, an Education Assistant and two Weekend Science Presenters! Interested? Click here to find out morehttps://www.catalyst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/We-are-recruiting.pdf

We're recruiting! We are looking to expand our fabulous team and are looking for a Finance Manager, an Education Assistant and two Weekend Science Presenters! Interested? Click here to find out morehttps://www.catalyst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/We-are-recruiting.pdf

Today marks the 1st Anniversary of the #CultureRecoveryFund from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport & Arts...
05/07/2021

Today marks the 1st Anniversary of the #CultureRecoveryFund from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport & Arts Council England This not only helped us re-open our doors but helped us continue with MindLab our community mental health programme which has now won 2 national awards! Thank you! #HereForCulture

Today marks the 1st Anniversary of the #CultureRecoveryFund from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport & Arts Council England This not only helped us re-open our doors but helped us continue with MindLab our community mental health programme which has now won 2 national awards! Thank you! #HereForCulture

Avoid the rain, visit today for the opening of our #2CenturiesofStink Exhibition by olfactory artist Dr Kate McLean Fund...
03/07/2021

Avoid the rain, visit today for the opening of our #2CenturiesofStink Exhibition by olfactory artist Dr Kate McLean Funded by Arts Council England you can discover Widnes in 8 iconic smells, whiffs and pongs!

There's still time to book your visit to Catalyst tomorrow - we've even got a new exhibition opening in the morning too!...
02/07/2021

There's still time to book your visit to Catalyst tomorrow - we've even got a new exhibition opening in the morning too! Discover Widnes in 8 iconic smells, whiffs & pongs! 👃 Wear the kids out with a fun packed day then sit and enjoy the match later - it's coming home!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

There's still time to book your visit to Catalyst tomorrow - we've even got a new exhibition opening in the morning too! Discover Widnes in 8 iconic smells, whiffs & pongs! 👃 Wear the kids out with a fun packed day then sit and enjoy the match later - it's coming home!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

So the kids will be tired & in bed early, bring them to Catalyst for a fun day out, then TV at 8pm on Sat can be uninter...
01/07/2021

So the kids will be tired & in bed early, bring them to Catalyst for a fun day out, then TV at 8pm on Sat can be uninterrupted - you need to focus!!
There's fun, interactive spaces, free parking, cafe, playground & annual passes for all - best investment you'll make in the Euros!
We even do a 'Cakeaway' option from the cafe so half time refreshments are taken care of!

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So the kids will be tired & in bed early, bring them to Catalyst for a fun day out, then TV at 8pm on Sat can be uninterrupted - you need to focus!!
There's fun, interactive spaces, free parking, cafe, playground & annual passes for all - best investment you'll make in the Euros!
We even do a 'Cakeaway' option from the cafe so half time refreshments are taken care of!

BBC News Halton Borough Council England Football England football team BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool Echo News

Plan your weekend, avoid the rain & book tickets now for our new 'Making Scents of Smells' drop-in sessions, every Sat &...
24/06/2021

Plan your weekend, avoid the rain & book tickets now for our new 'Making Scents of Smells' drop-in sessions, every Sat & Sun until 17th Jul. Remember, pay admission once and you'll get an annual pass to visit as many times as you like for 12 months! www.catalyst.org.uk
#familyfun #perfume #scents #smellssogood #indoorattraction #weekendfuntime #avoidtherain
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Plan your weekend, avoid the rain & book tickets now for our new 'Making Scents of Smells' drop-in sessions, every Sat & Sun until 17th Jul. Remember, pay admission once and you'll get an annual pass to visit as many times as you like for 12 months! www.catalyst.org.uk
#familyfun #perfume #scents #smellssogood #indoorattraction #weekendfuntime #avoidtherain
Widnes & Runcorn Weekly News BBC Radio Merseyside Halton Borough Council Halton Heritage Partnership VisitLiverpool.com Liverpool Echo News Chester, Cheshire & Beyond

We're recruiting for a Finance Manager! Find out more https://www.catalyst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Finance-Man...
22/06/2021

We're recruiting for a Finance Manager! Find out morehttps://www.catalyst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Finance-Manager-Advert-June-2021.pdf

We're recruiting for a Finance Manager! Find out morehttps://www.catalyst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Finance-Manager-Advert-June-2021.pdf

Yes!!!! We've just won the Reputation Award at the CIA Awards 2021 for the MindLab mental health project that we have be...
17/06/2021

Yes!!!! We've just won the Reputation Award at the CIA Awards 2021 for the MindLab mental health project that we have been running with Halton Mind and with funding from INEOS Community Fund. Fantastic achievement for the team!

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum has installed a blue plaque to recognise the support that Gossages Soap Wor...
14/06/2021

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum has installed a blue plaque to recognise the support that Gossages Soap Works gave to the local community of Widnes in 1925 when it funded a new wing in the local maternity hospital. Full story https://www.catalyst.org.uk/catalyst-unveils-gossage-plaque/
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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum has installed a blue plaque to recognise the support that Gossages Soap Works gave to the local community of Widnes in 1925 when it funded a new wing in the local maternity hospital. Full story https://www.catalyst.org.uk/catalyst-unveils-gossage-plaque/
Halton Borough Council Halton Heritage Partnership Museums of Cheshire Museums Association Widnes & Runcorn Weekly News Liverpool Echo News

08/06/2021

What lovely feedback from a family who visited Catalyst: "Hi, we had an amazing time yesterday at Catalyst and we are going to be back. Shared it with our friends - the exhibition is fantastic, so modern, engaging and interesting. 11y and 40+ young had a brilliant time. Lovely staff, too. Thank you very much." They even made us an animation!

This is a huge shout out to our fantastic volunteers, Beth, Catherine, Colin, Jane, Liz, Pat, Rob, Rosemary, Stuart and ...
04/06/2021

This is a huge shout out to our fantastic volunteers, Beth, Catherine, Colin, Jane, Liz, Pat, Rob, Rosemary, Stuart and Tom who have all given their time to Catalyst this week. You are all amazing and we can't thank you enough! 👏👏👏 #VolunteersWeek

This is a huge shout out to our fantastic volunteers, Beth, Catherine, Colin, Jane, Liz, Pat, Rob, Rosemary, Stuart and Tom who have all given their time to Catalyst this week. You are all amazing and we can't thank you enough! 👏👏👏 #VolunteersWeek

We're open!!! 🥳🥳With brand new exhibits, hands-on climate change workshops 🌍 throughout half term a new cafe, shop, rece...
01/06/2021

We're open!!! 🥳🥳With brand new exhibits, hands-on climate change workshops 🌍 throughout half term a new cafe, shop, reception & archive room! Book your tickets online at http://catalyst.org.uk #familyfun #halfterm #environmental #STEM #localhistory

We're open!!! 🥳🥳With brand new exhibits, hands-on climate change workshops 🌍 throughout half term a new cafe, shop, reception & archive room! Book your tickets online at http://catalyst.org.uk #familyfun #halfterm #environmental #STEM #localhistory

Great fun on the #smellwalks today with artist @katemclean gathering smells for July exhibition. Join us this weekend an...
29/05/2021

Great fun on the #smellwalks today with artist @katemclean gathering smells for July exhibition. Join us this weekend and help contribute. Book free tickets via catalyst.org.uk for Sun, Mon or Tues. Bring an open mind & an open nose! 👃 #widnes #familyfun

Lovely to talk to Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside this afternoon about our re-opening, our refurbishment & all the f...
27/05/2021

Lovely to talk to Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside this afternoon about our re-opening, our refurbishment & all the fun things we are now offering! Book your tickets now at https://www.wtm360.co.uk/sales/catalyst-science-discovery-centre-1562313415 Our doors are open and we're looking forward to seeing you! #familyfun #Widnes

Lovely to talk to Sean Styles on BBC Radio Merseyside this afternoon about our re-opening, our refurbishment & all the fun things we are now offering! Book your tickets now at https://www.wtm360.co.uk/sales/catalyst-science-discovery-centre-1562313415 Our doors are open and we're looking forward to seeing you! #familyfun #Widnes

We're open!!!!!It's fantastic to welcome families back after so long. Congratulations to the Heron family, the 1st visit...
27/05/2021

We're open!!!!!
It's fantastic to welcome families back after so long. Congratulations to the Heron family, the 1st visitors through the door this morning!
Book your tickets online and come and see the amazing changes! www.catalyst.org.uk

We're open!!!!!
It's fantastic to welcome families back after so long. Congratulations to the Heron family, the 1st visitors through the door this morning!
Book your tickets online and come and see the amazing changes! www.catalyst.org.uk

We always strive to give 5 star service in our cafe and it's great when it's recognised officially! We reopen tomorrow a...
26/05/2021

We always strive to give 5 star service in our cafe and it's great when it's recognised officially! We reopen tomorrow and we're proud to display our 5 star hygiene rating!!

We always strive to give 5 star service in our cafe and it's great when it's recognised officially! We reopen tomorrow and we're proud to display our 5 star hygiene rating!!

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to pupils from @Y4Redgate Primary for trialling our new Materials digital workshop on ...
24/05/2021

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to pupils from @Y4Redgate Primary for trialling our new Materials digital workshop on Friday afternoon. They were all brilliant scientists!

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to pupils from @Y4Redgate Primary for trialling our new Materials digital workshop on Friday afternoon. They were all brilliant scientists!

And the new sign is up. Doesn't it look stunning? Huge thanks to Benson Signs for a fabulous job! Can't wait to reopen o...
21/05/2021

And the new sign is up. Doesn't it look stunning? Huge thanks to Benson Signs for a fabulous job! Can't wait to reopen on Thursday and welcome our visitors back again!

And the new sign is up. Doesn't it look stunning? Huge thanks to Benson Signs for a fabulous job! Can't wait to reopen on Thursday and welcome our visitors back again!

New Catalyst uniform has arrived!
21/05/2021

New Catalyst uniform has arrived!

20/05/2021
👏👏👏That's the front of the building painted, ready for the new signs on Friday! Don't forget to book your tickets to com...
19/05/2021

👏👏👏That's the front of the building painted, ready for the new signs on Friday! Don't forget to book your tickets to come and see us when we reopen on 27th May www.catalyst.org.uk #fundaysout #sciencediscovery #chemistry #Museums

👏👏👏That's the front of the building painted, ready for the new signs on Friday! Don't forget to book your tickets to come and see us when we reopen on 27th May www.catalyst.org.uk #fundaysout #sciencediscovery #chemistry #Museums

#MyLocalMuseum theme this week is #OpenDoors and we're working hard getting everything ready to open our doors again on ...
18/05/2021

#MyLocalMuseum theme this week is #OpenDoors and we're working hard getting everything ready to open our doors again on 27th May. Can't wait to welcome our lovely visitors back to see all the changes!!! #afternoontea #birthdayparties #daysout #Museums Halton Borough Council Museums of Cheshire

Yr 6 pupils from Widnes Academy had their own private tour of Catalyst to see the 'Time Capsule' exhibit that they helpe...
14/05/2021

Yr 6 pupils from Widnes Academy had their own private tour of Catalyst to see the 'Time Capsule' exhibit that they helped design. They had a great time exploring all the other exhibits in the new gallery too! See full story here https://www.catalyst.org.uk/local-pupils-design-new-exhibit/

Yr 6 pupils from Widnes Academy had their own private tour of Catalyst to see the 'Time Capsule' exhibit that they helped design. They had a great time exploring all the other exhibits in the new gallery too! See full story here https://www.catalyst.org.uk/local-pupils-design-new-exhibit/

So #WhatsNew for #MyLocalMuseum today? Well, we have so much! Our branding, reception, shop, cafe, interactive exhibits,...
11/05/2021

So #WhatsNew for #MyLocalMuseum today? Well, we have so much! Our branding, reception, shop, cafe, interactive exhibits, heritage room, theatre, Covid secure courtyard, workshops and 'Smell-walks' are all new! Book tickets www.catalyst.org.uk - you'll be amazed! Opens 27 May!
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#EveryDaysASchoolDay is the theme for this week's #MyLocalMuseum so we're posting this lovely photo of the class of 1909...
04/05/2021

#EveryDaysASchoolDay is the theme for this week's #MyLocalMuseum so we're posting this lovely photo of the class of 1909-10 from Simms Cross Infant School, Widnes with Head Teacher Miss N Burton and Assistant Museums of Cheshire Halton Heritage Simms Cross Primary School

#EveryDaysASchoolDay is the theme for this week's #MyLocalMuseum so we're posting this lovely photo of the class of 1909-10 from Simms Cross Infant School, Widnes with Head Teacher Miss N Burton and Assistant Museums of Cheshire Halton Heritage Simms Cross Primary School

#MyLocalMuseum Topic this week is #SpecialOccasions and what better occasion to celebrate than a visit from HM The Queen...
27/04/2021

#MyLocalMuseum Topic this week is #SpecialOccasions and what better occasion to celebrate than a visit from HM The Queen when she visited Widnes in 1968 as part of 'Operation Springclean', a regional enterprise aimed at improving the appearance of the NW.
The event made the cover of the Spence Works Magazine and we've even got one of the invitations issued by the Borough Council in our archive collection!
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On this sunny #EarthDay2021 our solar panels are working overtime, generating electricity for us and the grid! 🌍
22/04/2021

On this sunny #EarthDay2021 our solar panels are working overtime, generating electricity for us and the grid! 🌍

On this sunny #EarthDay2021 our solar panels are working overtime, generating electricity for us and the grid! 🌍

#MyLocalMuseum theme today is #Friends so we're sharing this lovely photo of Vero Charles Driffield & his friends playin...
20/04/2021

#MyLocalMuseum theme today is #Friends so we're sharing this lovely photo of Vero Charles Driffield & his friends playing cards. Driffield & his partner Ferdinand Hurter were 19thC photographic scientists who invented a photo exposure estimation device called an actinograph, thus enabling people to take fab photos like this one!

Halton Heritage Museums of Cheshire

#MyLocalMuseum theme today is #Friends so we're sharing this lovely photo of Vero Charles Driffield & his friends playing cards. Driffield & his partner Ferdinand Hurter were 19thC photographic scientists who invented a photo exposure estimation device called an actinograph, thus enabling people to take fab photos like this one!

Halton Heritage Museums of Cheshire

Today's #MyLocalMuseum topic is #hats so we've found these great photos from the ICI Magazines in the '60s, advertising ...
13/04/2021

Today's #MyLocalMuseum topic is #hats so we've found these great photos from the ICI Magazines in the '60s, advertising Crimplene and ICI processes including dyestuffs! Museums of Cheshire Halton Heritage Partnership

We’re delighted to say that we’ve been awarded £79,500 from the Government’s £1.57 billion #CultureRecoveryFund. This wi...
02/04/2021

We’re delighted to say that we’ve been awarded £79,500 from the Government’s £1.57 billion #CultureRecoveryFund. This will ensure our future viability and the protection of our heritage offer, archive and our workforce! #HereForCulture Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Museums of Cheshire Derek Twigg MP Museums Association Association of Independent Museums

We’re delighted to say that we’ve been awarded £79,500 from the Government’s £1.57 billion #CultureRecoveryFund. This will ensure our future viability and the protection of our heritage offer, archive and our workforce! #HereForCulture Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Museums of Cheshire Derek Twigg MP Museums Association Association of Independent Museums

The last day of #MyLocalMuseum topic is #CreativePeople and we want to highlight Widnes born singer/songwriter/performer...
30/03/2021

The last day of #MyLocalMuseum topic is #CreativePeople and we want to highlight Widnes born singer/songwriter/performer Greg Oldfield who wrote much of the music for the Smoking Dragons CD project; songs inspired by residents’ memories of Halton as a Chemical town.
Museums of Cheshire Halton Heritage

We were invited to join another great Zoom session last night. This time with the fabulous cubs from Warrington East Dis...
26/03/2021

We were invited to join another great Zoom session last night. This time with the fabulous cubs from Warrington East District Scouts who did brilliantly with all their experiments. It was great to join you! #Chemistry Bear Grylls

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