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Daresbury Open Week - Schools

This event is now postponed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Further details regarding the event will be announced once there is more clarity on the longer-term impact of this pandemic.

Sci-Tech Daresbury Open Week happens once every four years and is a unique opportunity for schools to visit the innovative and inspiring Daresbury Laboratory here in the North West!

Daresbury Laboratory (STFC)
Daresbury Laboratory (STFC)

Daresbury Laboratory is one of three Research Council run National Laboratories where children will come face to face with real scientists and engineers, working in cutting edge facilities whilst experiencing world leading science and technology.

The last event provided unparalleled access for ONE THOUSAND students who were wowed by our ‘behind the scenes’ tours, talks and workshops, and mesmerised by the diversity of activities in our hands on science fair. This year we are going bigger and bolder, with 1,450 pupil places available; we have inspiring themed activities for children in Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.


To find out more about Sci-Tech Daresbury Open Week 2020 and how you can register your schools’ interest, please follow one of the four links above. Registration closes 27 March 2020, with school places allocated by Friday 3rd April.

We look forward to receiving your registration!

To go straight to the Event registration form to express your school’s interest in attending, please click here.

Last updated: 30 March 2020


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