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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Good for an occasional visit

Took the family of me and the mrs and chikdren 6 and 9 to Catalyst yesterday, paid 17ish pounds to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dav J
via mobile
Fabulous visit

Took my class here to visit the museum and to complete a workshop. The staff were brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne L
via mobile
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the family of me and the mrs and chikdren 6 and 9 to Catalyst yesterday, paid 17ish pounds to get in and set off for the top floor to start with. Veiwing gallery was good with stunning views of both the old and new...More

Thank Dav J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my class here to visit the museum and to complete a workshop. The staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and the children had an absolutely fabulous day out.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 2 young children and both had plenty to see and do. The first part (science zone) in particular was very interactive and even held my 2 year olds attention for more than an 40 mins. The workshops are an added extra but great...More

Thank Gavin L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My ten year old son wanted to go here as he loves science stuff but I wasn't that keen. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The site it is on is lovely. Near the canal and had amazing views of the new Runcorn bridge. Admission was...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Well worth a visit great for the kids to see what really went on in Widnes in the early days. You can see the new bridge been built

Thank tunnicliffe16
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The kids had a thoroughly enjoyable and educational day out .Plenty of activities with local history explained in audio as well as visual.Highly recommended

2  Thank Maureen116
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I visited the Catalyst with a group of friends called The Lunch Bunch and found it very interesting and informative. Especially to gain knowledge of the progress and plans for the new Runcorn Bridge.

Thank JuRon6572
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great venue for all ages - the interactive exhibits kept our two grandchildren (12 and 6 years)more than happy. Outside area good...zip line and swings etc. Great views of the New and old bridges from the observatory. All in all a nice...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is an excellent museum which is to be recommended for the activities available for groups as well as a very interesting space to see the history of the chemical industry on this site. We noted that there were school groups thoroughly engaged in the...More

Thank 30sunny
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Had the place almost to ourselves for most of the visit Small party of primary school children in the science area but my grandson loved talking to them On entering the museum under 4's get a backpack( adult sized) with binoculars, magnifying glass, hard hat...More

Thank sttimmj1
catalystSDC, Manager at Catalyst, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your great feedback. We are pleased that you and your grandson enjoyed Catalyst. We have a large number of Season Ticket holders that enjoy coming back to visit the static exhibits as well as the changing programme of events. With the Easter...More

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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
Amanda N
25 August 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