Eureka! have just announced their plans to open a brand new interactive children’s museum in Wirral. The huge expansion plans have served to mark the 25th anniversary year of their first attraction in Halifax.
Since opening back in 1992, Eureka! have welcomed over 7.5M people to their unique children’s museum, making it one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North of England. Moving towards a slightly older demographic on their new venture, the new attraction would be aimed at children aged 7-14 instead.
Eureka!’s CEO Leigh-Anne Stradeski, said: “Eureka! has always had ambitions to extend beyond West Yorkshire and we have actively been looking for sites for development throughout the UK.”
“The Wirral site – if it goes ahead – will be funded by grants, donations and partnerships and we have planned it to concentrate on skills-based learning while continuing to use play and discovery as a means of engagement.”
“We want to create a thriving children’s community of budding scientists and engineers, actively engaging them to contribute their ideas while learning about real world problems.”
“The Liverpool city region is already home to big names across maritime, manufacturing, motoring and energy. We hope these plans for Eureka! Merseyside will excite people enough to open up opportunities for local children to aspire to work in jobs within these companies and sectors.”
If the development goes ahead the new museum would be built by Seacombe’s Ferry Terminal in Wirral could open as early as 2021.