Funding Boost For Science Centres

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Five museums and science centres across the UK are set to benefit from a funding boost from the Wellcome Trust, as £13.1 million is awarded to increase accessibility and draw in underrepresented audiences.

One of the five centres benefitting from this funding is At-Bristol, which from the 14 September will be officially changing its name to ‘We The Curious’. The change reflects its new direction as a more creative, multidisciplinary space where science and culture can coexist.

Other beneficiaries include ThinkTank in Birmingham, which will be using its share of the funds to develop a new gallery for under 8s, promoting exploration, play and learning in a STEM based environment. Aberdeen Science Centre will create a futuristic hub to make learning and discovery suitable for all, inspired by life-long journeys with science through play, education, daily life and engagement with topical issues.  Funds have also been awarded to the International Centre for Life in Newcastle and W5 in Belfast to develop a series of new interactive exhibitions.

At Kids in Museums, we’re thrilled that so many of the museums and science centres will be using their funding to cater for children and young people across the country. If you have a story, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch at [email protected]

Laura French, Assistant News Editor

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