The Mersey Gateway Project

The Mersey Gateway visitor centre in Widnes has been set up to tell the story of Halton’s iconic new bridge. The centre is staffed by Mersey Gateway volunteers who are on hand to answer questions on everything from local history and heritage, environment and ecology, to the bridge construction. The centre is free to visit.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Mersey Road

Opening times: 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Sunday (the Catalyst centre is closed on Mondays, except for Bank Holidays and during school holidays)


Visitors can use a number of interactive display screens to access a wide range of project information, including videos, photographs, a live site webcam, and a special children’s zone. E-learning packages and training materials are also available providing detailed information about general methods of construction.

View from the observatory in the Widnes visitor centre

In the Widnes centre, volunteers will host trips to the Catalyst centre’s rooftop observatory, where visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the construction work that is taking place in the estuary.

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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Mersey Gateway Project