W5 is undergoing a £4.5m investment programme from 2018 to 2020, with the aim of redeveloping W5 into a truly world class, innovative and immersive science and discovery centre. Our aim is to strengthen our links to industry and to help you understand how science affects you and your everyday life.
W5 is creating eight new themed exhibition areas and experiences which will be immersive and memorable, where visitors can become fully absorbed and engaged with STEM in a fun and interactive way. We have developed a new approach to visitor engagement, both within W5 and the community, creating dynamic content with new science shows, family events and activities, presenting information in new and unusual ways.
This is a really exciting time at W5 and we look forward to bringing you with us on our journey and welcoming you to the new, redeveloped and redefined W5 opening 6th June 2020.
This opportunity has been supported by £3m awarded from the Inspiring Science Fund – a scheme co-founded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome. £1.5m additional investment came from the Odyssey Trust, and Tourism NI, which provided nearly £400,000 from its Immersive Technology Fund.
Let us know what you think! Take a short survey: Inspire W5 Now
W5 is about to embark on a great adventure with a major refurbishment. But we need your help! Complete this short survey and tell us what you think, what matters to you and what you would like to see in our exhibition galleries!
Would you like to find out more about our journey or are you interested in being part of a focus group? If so, let us know and we will be in touch!