COPELAND residents can visit the Beacon Museum, for free, this weekend (March 14 – 15) to celebrate British Science Week.
The harbourside museum will offer unlimited access to all exhibitions for Copeland residents over the two days.
Currently on show are the works of Cumbrian portrait photographer Phil Rigby, and also a special exhibition that celebrates the maritime story of Whitehaven harbour.
Elizabeth Kwasnik, Director of the Beacon Museum, said: “We have so many connections to scientific discovery in this area, and so we want to celebrate by giving locals a free day out to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths”.
British Science Week runs from March 6 – 15. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Our Diverse Planet’.
Guests can take part in science workshops and activities throughout the weekend, with interactive laboratory sessions, LEGO activities and demonstrations taking place.
Visitors will also get a sneak peek of some upcoming digital installations at the museum, as developers road test some virtual reality equipment. Taking part in their own piece of scientific research, users will be able to feed back on their experiences to help shape what will be appearing in the museum for years to come.
No booking is necessary and visitors simply need to bring proof of their Copeland address. Visitors can sign up to the activities on arrival, and sessions will be first come first served.
Events and activities are open to all visitors, although free entry to the museum will be for Copeland residents only.
More information can be found on the Beacon Museum Facebook page and www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk.