5th December

December fun thanks to The National Lottery!

On 12th and 13th December Catalyst Science Discovery Centre will be opening its doors for free to National Lottery players.

Catalyst will be one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Catalyst received £47,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a digital interpretation project called Panoramic Halton. These Panoramic Halton tablets can be borrowed from Reception and used in the 4th floor Observatory gallery to discover more about the heritage of the area that you can see from the windows. They contain a wealth of information, some video clips, archive photographs and a quiz that you can complete as you investigate!

Thanks to National Lottery players, Catalyst has also just received £60,165 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project called Catalyst; Past, Present, Future which will begin in a few weeks time.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund said “December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage which has been transformed by more than £7bn National Lottery funding since 1994. This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”

The idea is simple: any adult who presents a National Lottery ticket (or scratchcard) bought in December on 12th or 13th December will be admitted to Catalyst free of charge between 10am and 3pm.

Visitors can explore the three interactive galleries, borrow a Panoramic Halton Tablet from reception*, view the art exhibition ‘Crossings’ from local artist Shaun Smyth and enjoy a tasty snack and drink from our cafe with excellent views over the River Mersey and the new Mersey Gateway Bridge.
*  Deposit required

For more information, please go to www.catalyst.org.uk/event/national-lottery-thankstoyou-free-entry/ to find details of the offer