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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Disappointed visit

Visited with 4 and 7 year old Hands on exhibits very poor, many not working or no clear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good visit for primary school kids

Was quite impressed with the Catalyst Museum. Interesting stuff for primary school age children to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warrington, 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 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!
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with 4 and 7 year old Hands on exhibits very poor, many not working or no clear explanation of what to do. Some positioned too high for the children to see or reach. Not inspiring or engaging for 2 lively boys who love 'finding...More

Thank ailslou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was quite impressed with the Catalyst Museum. Interesting stuff for primary school age children to get involved with. Great view from top floor of surrounding area and new bridge. There is a good playground for toddlers - lovely on a warm sunny day - a...More

Thank lynn_table12
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

3  Thank Dav J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 25 June 2017 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 24 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

1  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 12 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
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13 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
26 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