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Virtual tour

Explore our education department

We provide over 40,000 educational experiences to school students every year, giving access to equipment and expertise that is not normally available in schools. Here you can take a peek at some of our facilities:

Welcome room

The Welcome usually the first port of call for visiting schools and a space where our Science Explainers deliver many of our schools workshops, plus public workshops over the school holidays.


Stocked with research grade equipment they provide the perfect environment for groups of all ages to get stuck in to hands-on science workshops.

Senior lab

Junior lab

Science Centre

In addition to a workshop in our labs, school visits to Life typically include time to explore the Science Centre. (Please note: exhibitions change regularly.)

Find out more

Exploring on-screen is fun, but it’s nowhere near as good as visiting for real! If you’d like to bring your school class to Life, browse our full list of curriculum-linked STEM workshops, or give us a call on (0191) 243 8211.

"I strongly urge you to visit soon, you will not be disappointed."

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