WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12422 Members
65 Forums
73663 Topics
995248 Posts
50 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
61 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1245 Guests and 242 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
missing woman from Liscard 1379
Waning enthusiasm for brexit. 1094
Ive gone all Russian! 697
This bad? 476
Wheels of industry? 406
Crime And Violence 313
ASB Bromborough 310
Burnt orange cushions? Yours? 247
Smacking Ban 246
Auto electrician for dash cams installation 215
New General Forums
Wow, this took me aback !
by venice
07:41 PM
One for lollipop
by snowshoes
18th Oct 2017 5:41pm
Wheels of industry?
by Excoriator
17th Oct 2017 2:15pm
Irish storm. Stay safe lollipop !
by venice
16th Oct 2017 11:10am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Pier at Moreton Shore ?
by fish5133
27th Sep 2017 12:22am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator
17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Birkenhead Docks
by granny
6th Sep 2016 9:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by granny
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
New Runcorn bridge
by diggingdeeper
11:33 PM
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by cools
07:30 PM
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by cools
07:17 PM
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
04:32 PM
Smacking Ban
by Excoriator
10:49 AM
Organ Donation
by casper
10:32 AM
Wheels of industry?
by philmch
19th Oct 2017 3:42pm
October
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by cools
07:30 PM
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by cools
07:17 PM
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1044551 - 23rd Sep 2017 9:01pm New Childrens Museum?
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19254
Loc: Here.
A NEW children's museum could be making its way to Wirral.

Celebrating 25 years this year, the National Children's Museum Eureka! in Halifax revealed the plans to build a new museum next to Seacombe Ferry Terminal at a gala anniversary dinner on Thursday.

The plans have been backed by Wirral Council and Merseytravel and have support from Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.


If fundraising is successful, the £11million project could open as early as 2021.

Leader of Wirral Council councillor Phil Davies said: “This announcement is fantastic News for the Liverpool City Region.


"A world-class, family-friendly, innovative and incredibly successful attraction like Eureka! is a welcome addition to the Mersey waterfront.

“Eureka would not only inspire children locally, but also attract visitors from across the North West and beyond, driving additional passenger traffic onto the Mersey Ferry and increasing visitor spend across the city region.

“Working with organisations such as Eureka is definitely the way forward to promote learning while inspiring the next generations of scientists and engineers, and to also support our commitment to supply the skills for future growth and bring new businesses to the city region.

"This announcement is yet another compelling reason to visit and invest in Wirral and the wider city region.”

The building will be designed to focus on an older seven to 14-year-old age range and will boast activities that develop the technical and digital skills of children and teenagers.

Eureka! chief executive 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.

“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.

"This could fill the current skills gap by capturing their interest in STEM subjects.”

Announcements about the second Eureka! will be made in the coming months and it is hoped the development could bring 28 full-time posts and 91 jobs to the area and boost local economy by £6.2million.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/15552430.Wirral_could_welcome_new_children_s_museum_by_2021/

There is nowhere to increase 'visitor spend' unless they want to call into HomeBargains before the coach departs!
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
Google Ads
#1044559 - 24th Sep 2017 8:37am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
Excoriator Online   content
Forum Guide

Registered: 21st Jan 2010
Posts: 1107
Loc: wirral
Whilst I have no objection to this, I suspect the educational value is damn near zero. My experience with my children visiting these science museums is that it is a bear garden with kids running around randomly pressing buttons or twirling knobs before running on to the next.

As a boy, I recall my father taking me to the science museum in London. At that time it was a rather austere place. There was a children's gallery in the basement, but I was interested in the electrical exhibits and on asking an official about an exhibit, he went and found an expert who came out and spent several hours taking us around the gallery and explaining the science and significance of each exhibit. He carried a pad of paper the better to explain how things work. It was fascinating.

Since then the place has become 'Disneyfied' and the exhibits turned into amusements for kids with an attention span measured in seconds. I guess they have to compete for footfall, and the dedicated 'science museums' like Eureka have taken this to extremes.

I regret this. The main task of museums is to show some respect for the work that was done by the people whose exhibits are shown, not turn it into a slideshow. I recall that we had Faraday's original transformer explained to us in terms we could understand. The Eureka equivalent seemed to be a hand-cranked alternator and a large dial, seen by the excited kids as no more than a competition as to who could turn the handle fastest.

Nothing wrong with entertainment of course, but museums are - or should be - a bit more than that.

Top
#1044561 - 24th Sep 2017 9:20am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
pacef8 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Dec 2008
Posts: 489
Loc: south wirral
Space museum died on its own feet so merseyravel will need another income generating footfall. This will obviously raise the level of the local intelligence yoof so should be encouraged 😆

Top
#1044562 - 24th Sep 2017 9:42am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: pacef8]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14869
Loc: Wirral


Unless they reduce their entrance fees from what they are in Halifax, (£12.95 per head) I doubt many will rush. Spaceport £24.95 two adults and 3 children. Bit of a difference !
Having said that, the one in Halifax has been going a long time but it is a bit more centrally located, and not in a cul-de-sac like Wirral .
Probably find that the Ferries will do a deal to incorporate a cruise and entrance fee, as they always do, but it could end up being another summer time attraction and few locals in the winter months. That is when the Ferries miss out. Three attraction is one small area could be a parking problem too.
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#1044582 - 24th Sep 2017 12:57pm Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
pacef8 Online   content
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Dec 2008
Posts: 489
Loc: south wirral
The education centre would take over the spaceport as mersetravel would or not support both competing with each other . They have a better chance of viditors in new brighton which is another reason to put the ferry back.

Top
#1044616 - 25th Sep 2017 7:26pm Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
venice Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 21st Jul 2011
Posts: 2896
Loc: Wirral
I like the idea. Agree with Ex that the full educational value probably wont be taken from it, but if the educational part is there to be had alongside and within the entertainment, then hopefully there will be a % of children who make use of and learn from it , (and also adults who may not be into hardcore information ). That has to make it worthwhile. Kids essentially want fun,and things presented that way , are more readily learned surely ?

Top
#1044638 - 26th Sep 2017 1:05am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10689
Loc: Birkenhead
Yet another bit of junk to be built (probably with public money), there are so many empty buildings around that are crying to get re-used. These include schools which seems very apt for a children's museum or what about Birkenhead Town Hall?

With the recent track record on Wirral museums being opened and closed it makes you wonder what next.

Hopefully Spaceport and this museum would do some sort of combination ticket.


Edited by diggingdeeper (26th Sep 2017 1:06am)
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#1044672 - 27th Sep 2017 8:04am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
keef666 Offline
Member

Registered: 29th Dec 2013
Posts: 89
Loc: Seacombe
Oh here we go again, does anyone use the one they built next to the fire station in Birkenhead, its going to cost £11 million! I'll just say that again £11 million and by 2021 this will be £22 million
As Council tax payers that means we are paying towards this as well, as Merseytravel get a cut from Council tax to supplament bus travel for OAP'S!
Why does it have to be built next to the ferries, build it next to the new college, but again there's no where to park!
And just cause it worked in Halifax doesn't mean its going to work here, maybe it Wirral Council hadn't cut so much off their budget, ie youth clubs, libraries etc the children could find something of intrest there, and the £11 million go to wards fixing the street lighting, unblocking the gulleys, repairing pot holes, pavements, over grown trees, getting the streets cleaned of litter etc etc

Top
#1044684 - 27th Sep 2017 10:32am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: keef666]
snowhite Offline

Wiki Guide

Registered: 31st Jan 2014
Posts: 6243
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: keef666
Oh here we go again, does anyone use the one they built next to the fire station in Birkenhead, its going to cost £11 million! I'll just say that again £11 million and by 2021 this will be £22 million
As Council tax payers that means we are paying towards this as well, as Merseytravel get a cut from Council tax to supplament bus travel for OAP'S!
Why does it have to be built next to the ferries, build it next to the new college, but again there's no where to park!
And just cause it worked in Halifax doesn't mean its going to work here, maybe it Wirral Council hadn't cut so much off their budget, ie youth clubs, libraries etc the children could find something of intrest there, and the £11 million go to wards fixing the street lighting, unblocking the gulleys, repairing pot holes, pavements, over grown trees, getting the streets cleaned of litter etc etc
Totally agree with you on that one Keef666.

Top
#1044685 - 27th Sep 2017 10:54am Re: New Childrens Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
Dilly Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Jul 2011
Posts: 8228
Loc: wallasey
If they do nothing in the area they are criticised, if they try to do something they are critised. Maybe they should just open centres to give out free drugs and benefits as it seems to me that's all that people want these days. Moan over smile

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
New Runcorn bridge
by venice
12:57 PM
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
01:06 AM
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
12:30 AM
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 6:54pm
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 10:22am
For Sale & Free
wanted liverpool v man united tickets
by moretonjeffo
13th Oct 2017 3:29pm
2005 Citroën Dispatch 8 seater
by anniebo28
9th Oct 2017 7:55pm
Vauxhall Astra 1.4, 57 plate, 110k miles
by lauren_lfc89
8th Oct 2017 9:59pm
Little mix Liverpool
by sean99789
8th Oct 2017 6:22pm
Wanted kitchen cupboard
by vw_kyle
7th Oct 2017 8:32pm
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Mar 2011
Posts: 28
Newest Members
Birkonian1, Craig19202, StephenCranny, Thunderball, johnjones420
12422 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
New Runcorn bridge
by venice
12:57 PM
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
01:06 AM
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
12:30 AM
This bad?
by venice
18th Oct 2017 5:10pm
Burnt orange cushions? Yours?
by venice
16th Oct 2017 1:23am
News : New Topics
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 6:54pm
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 10:22am
Maltese Journalist Killed
by granny
18th Oct 2017 11:51pm
ASB Bromborough
by catweazle
15th Oct 2017 4:02pm
missing woman from Liscard
by assassin
14th Oct 2017 10:18pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Ive gone all Russian!
by venice
15th Oct 2017 4:09pm
Whats Your Sexuality..NHS To Ask
by fish5133
15th Oct 2017 10:12am
Auto electrician for dash cams installation
by vampy1977
14th Oct 2017 7:27pm
Organ Donation
by granny
8th Oct 2017 9:53pm
Mx tv box
by GingerTom
8th Oct 2017 7:18pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
New Runcorn bridge 201
Wow, this took me aback ! 48
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:51am
Sunset Sat 6:01pm
Local Time Sat 11:30am
WikiWirral Can . . . .