Eureka! plans second science attraction in the UK

Plans by Eureka!, which runs the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, is to open an second branded attraction in Liverpool in an £11m project.

Eureka chief executive Leigh-Anne Stradeski said plans for the “Eureka! 2” vision, focusing on children aged between seven and 14 were “advancing well”.

Stradeski said if fundraising is successful the site adjacent to Liverpool’s Seacombe Ferry Terminal could be open by 2021.

Eureka 2 is backed by Merseytravel – which currently runs the site – and Wirral Council, alongside strategic support from the Liverpool City Region Local Economic Partnership and the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

Stradeski said: “We hope it will open the eyes of parents and young people, showing them how anyone from any background can learn and enjoy STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and go on to change and transform the world around us.”