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Welcome to the Community Science Museum

Come join us at the Community Science Museum where we’re committed to making science accessible to all.

Explore together!

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Opening hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-thursday: 10:00 – 16:00

Friday: 10:00 – 19:00

Saturday: 9:00 – 16:00

Sunday: 9:00 – 13:00


Entrance is free for all. Guided tours are 6 GBP per person.

We organise group tours for 6 or more people.

Our next event

Visiting Professor of Aeronautics

See more about upcoming events


For kids

Are you a young person looking to learn more about science? Come on down to our museum, there’s plenty to see and do.

Our exhibits are designed to be accessible for interested minds, so make sure you come ready to learn and explore. We also have the Young Stars club which meets once a week on a Saturday between 10:00 and 13:00 where you’ll get to explore and experiment with our team of experts.

For teachers

As a community-driven museum, we want to work with schools to create places of learning and exploring. Our team are on hand to give your students guided tours of the museum, teach them in our learning laboratory, and provide great video presentations that will excite and inspire them.

Please get in touch with us to find out more about our facilities and to arrange a time to bring your students through for a visit.

For researchers

Are you looking to get involved with our team of researchers and academics?

Our museum offers various ways for you to use our resources and contribute towards them. We have online records, laboratory space, and a working relationship with a number of universities around the country.

Special Events and Exhibitions

Visiting Professor of Aeronautics

It is our pleasure to announce that Prof Sheila Widnall from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be delivering 3 lectures on the development of aeronautics and where the future lies in this exciting ‘space’.

Night in the Museum

Get your family together for an exciting night in the museum as you sleep over beside dinosaurs and science displays. Bring your own sleeping bag and get ready to rough it as we go exploring the wonders of science.

Energetica Exhibition on Loan

On loan from the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam, the Energetica exhibition is coming to the Community Science Museum. It’s a series of installations that allow visitors to experience the power of the elements as we harness them. From solar energy powering lighting, to ‘Wind Island’ that shows how turbines are able to use and control wind to create power.

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