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Memories of Aberdeen Science Centre shape the future


By Rachael Glennie

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Aberdeen Science Centre is reminding members of the public that there is still time to add their memories and share their photographs and memorabilia on an online memories board which is being created on the centre’s new website.

The centre has been at the heart of the provision of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) engagement in the North-east Scotland for more than 30 years.

This autumn, it will reopen at its permanent base at The Tramsheds on Constitution Street having undergone a multi-million-pound transformational renovation.

A new website, which mirrors the brand-new look and appeal of the centre will be launched just prior to the reopening.

Head of operations at Aberdeen Science Centre, Elaine Holland, said: “The new centre will take the exploration and engagement with science to a whole new level with unique attractions that will distinguish it from any other centre of its type”

“However, it’s important to remember the past and to recognise the role the earlier variation's of the centre had in bringing us to where we are now.

“We are appealing to members of the public who have visited over the years who might still have memorabilia such as ticket stubs, posters souvenirs or gifts to get in touch with us and to share their memories or photographs of visits, “This was Scotland’s first science centre so we hope there will be some interesting stories and pictures out there.”

For the past 18 months, parts of the centre has been based in temporary accommodation on George Street, while the refurbishment was carried out.

The transformed science centre will include more than 60 new interactive exhibits.

Aberdeen Science Centre’s £4.7million redevelopment was made possible by generous support and funding from the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome - with additional funding provided by Opportunity North East (ONE) and Aberdeen City Council

The project has secured a further £1.5million from funders and sponsors including OPITO, Shell, Equinor, BP, The Robertson Trust, TAQA and CNOOC to ensure quality of programmes and delivery to enhance the overall visitor experience at the venue and funding is ongoing for future programmes and activities.

If you have memorabilia which you think might be of interest, please contact info@asc.scot

For more information on Aberdeen Science Centre, visit www.aberdeenscience.org


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