Friends of Catalyst
A friends organisation was formed in 1987 to support Catalyst and now has more than fifty members. Its aims include:
The Museum is continually expanding its activities and needs more support from its Friends to help it achieve this growth.
Please help us to help the Museum by joining the Friends today.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Friends can make a valuable contribution to the practical work of Catalyst by helping in a range of interesting Museum activities.
These currently include:-
There are two categories of membership, category a (membership only) and category b (membership PLUS annual admission to the museum)
Annual subscription rates are currently as follows:
Students (single membership subscription) £14
Organised by ‘Friends of Catalyst’ and Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes SciBar meets on the second Wednesday of each month (not August) at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes. It’s an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting, be entertained with talks from science professionals and discuss topics with like minded individuals.
The next meeting of Widnes SciBar will be at 7.30pm, on the date shown below, at Catalyst, Mersey Rd, Widnes.
Please note change of day of the month!
Wednesday 6th September
Although Widnes has never been known for building and repairing trains, this is to change with the recent opening by the French company Alstom of the largest rolling stock modernisation facility in the UK, at Halebank, Widnes. Its first job is to repaint the Pendolino fleet that operates the West coast mainline including through Runcorn. This will take two years and Alstom is hoping then to build new trains at this facility. We will hear about the plans from Michael Hulme, Managing Director of Trains and Modernisation, Alstom UK.