Science in the Supermarket


Physics, astronomy and geology locations
Natural world, animals, conservation locations
Engineering and technology locations
Science centres
Universities (with public events)

About the map

This map features different locations around the West Country (and the south coast of Wales), that are potential places to visit with young people interested in science, technology and engineering subjects.

Most are not traditional science centres but can still be used as a starting point for conversations about science and engineering topics. For further details about each location, click on the icons on the map.

Most universities offer a wide range of public talks and events throughout the year.

Please check opening times, etc with each location before visiting. If you notice any errors, or would like to suggest other locations to include, please use the contact form here.

List of locations shown in embedded map


Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
The Roman Baths
Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Seaton Jurassic
Earth Science Centre
Hinkley Point Visitor Centre (EDF Energy)
Norman Lockyer Observatory
Durlston Astronomy Centre
Caradon Observatory
Hinkley Point B Power Station
Clifton Observatory

Natural world, animals, conservation locations

Eden Project
Carymoor Environmental Centre
Willows & Wetlands Centre
Wild Place Project
Yarak Birds of Prey
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
Bristol Aquarium
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
The Create Centre
RSPB West Sedgemoor Office
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Bristol Zoo Gardens


Fleet Air Arm Museum
Haynes International Motor Museum
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre
Dunster Working Watermill
Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum
West Somerset Railway
Diggerland Devon
Yeovil Railway Centre
The Helicopter Museum
East Somerset Railway
The Museum of Computing
Retro Computing Archive
Aerospace Bristol

Science Centres

We The Curious
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution


University of Southampton
University of Exeter
Plymouth University
Cardiff University
Swansea University
University of Bristol