an interactive science centre and museum, devoted to chemistry and how
the products of chemistry are used in everyday life. Our key aim is to
make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and to inform
them about science based industries and their role in our lives, past
present and future.
Catalyst is a great action-packed family attraction with an excellent
educational focus. Schools visit during term time to take advantage of
our curriculum based education programme. During school holidays
everyone can take part in our special events and activities.
We have something for all age groups and a friendly welcome is
Finding out is fun at Catalyst. We have three interactive galleries with
over 100 different exhibits to tug, tease and test. Enjoy panoramic
views across Cheshire from the rooftop Observatory
reached by a scenic glass lift, or visit
Scientrific, or Birth of an Industry. A
Donations is a unique careers gallery
where pupils can gain valuable insight into careers in science through
interactive displays and DVD Clips.
Get to grips with real science and experience the fantastic modern
Catalytic Discovery Lab, with activities
such as "Spies and Codes" and the "Catalyst Crime Scene Mystery". We
specialise in curriculum based activities in term time but in school
holidays, the whole family get to join in!
Also on offer is free car parking, a shop
where you'll find a wide range of intriguing scientific toys souvenirs
and gifts and the
Elements cafe, the perfect place to
enjoy a tasty meal, snack or ice cream while admiring the riverside
the floor plan
Who we are
Catalyst is a charitable trust whose
ultimate responsibility for its operation lies with a Board of Trustees.
Currently Catalyst is funded by industry and by personal donations, grants from various grant giving bodies especially those affilated to the Landfill Credit Fund, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. See our partners page for more details.