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Company Info

Xplore! is the trading name of North Wales Science, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales as a charity - (Charity Number 1102959). The charity is wholly owned by Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Xplore! is the premier Science Discovery Centre in North Wales attracting both the general public and school visits at primary and secondary level. The centre offers over 65 interactive science exhibits in addition to live science shows delivered to the public at weekends and during local (Wrexham) school holidays, enriching the lives of over 80,000 visitors every year.

For schools, Xplore! offers a comprehensive programme of curriculum related science workshops and shows for groups in Foundation/Key Stage 1 right up to Key Stage 5. These can be delivered either at the centre or by outreach visits across the whole of North Wales and into North West England, including Cheshire East and West, Warrington, Wirral, Liverpool and Shropshire.

Our Vision

To be a ‘A home for Inspiring Science in the heart of the Community’

Driving Curiosity

Raising aspirations by engaging imagination

A place of immersive and inter-generational learning

Welcoming to all

Contributing to our civic culture

Our Mission:

To communicate science in exciting and innovative ways to all people, regardless of age, ability or background.

Key dates;

1990

Techniquest was formed in Cardiff

2002

Requests for STEM engagements in North Wales exceeded capacity

2003

The North Wales Science charity was formed and created the science discovery centre Techniquest@NEWI; a partnership between Techniquest in Cardiff and NEWI (North East Wales Institute)

2008?

NEWI gained University status and the science centre changed its trading name to Techniquest Glyndwr

2018

Techniquest Glyndwr applied for funding from Wellcome to enable a transformation in its offer

2019

ISF funding was granted, building work on the new town centre building began and a shift towards a community-focussed offer helps the centre to reach more under-served communities than ever

2020

A new brand ‘Xplore!’ was revealed and the operation shifted to being the heart of the community.

Our Governance

The company’s annual reports and accounts are available via the Charity Commission website or from the Company Secretary.

North Wales Science is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board Members are the Charity Trustees and the Directors of the company. The company always welcomes interest in Trusteeship from individuals who support its objectives.

Enquiries should be sent to the Company Secretary Mr David Elcock, by email to info@xplorescience.co.uk or by post to David Elcock, North Wales Science, 17 Henblas Street, Wrexham, LL13 8AE

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