PLEASE NOTE: Techniquest is closed due to the coronavirusRead more about it


PLEASE NOTE: Techniquest is closed due to the coronavirusRead more about it

Coronavirus — update

Last updated: Wednesday 18 March, 11:50am

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Techniquest is closed until further notice as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have taken the decision to temporarily close our doors following Mondays Government recommendation- to prepare for self-isolation amid COVID-19 movement across the UK.

Techniquest has followed Government protocol since the virus was first confirmed in the UK -providing extra sanitation for visitors and staff, and maintaining a high cleaning standard. However, in current circumstances, we have made the sensible decision to close our doors on a temporary basis to eliminate the chances of the virus spreading further.

Our CEO, Lesley Kirkpatrick comments;

“This has been a really difficult decision for us to make, but also the right thing for us to do in order to truly safeguard our visitors and Techniquest colleagues, and do our bit to stop COVID-19 spreading further.

“We have listened to Government advice and taken the appropriate actions. We will always act accordingly and hope our decision to close will only be a on a short-term basis. There is currently so much uncertainty across the UK — but we hope the public understands our decision to not only protect them; but protect our team too, who have continually worked hard over the last few weeks to keep the centre as safe as possible.

“As a charity organisation, we prepare to take the hit financially, but urge anyone or any organisation who can support us during this particularly challenging time to please do so. Any support is massively appreciated.”

As you know, we were due to relaunch a brand-new, exciting and innovative centre in May 2020; as part of our Science Capital project. This has been years in the making and we want to do our best to ensure we can open at the earliest convenience. We will review these plans accordingly based on related events to COVID-19 over the next few weeks.

Visitors with pre-booked tickets will be contacted in due course by a member of the Techniquest team.

Please regularly check our website and social media channels for the latest up-to-date information on temporary closures.

Your support is more important now than ever. If you are able to, please consider donating here.