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Community partnerships

Find out more about opportunities to work in partnership with us to connect with people and communities across the region.

Our Community Partnerships team work to support community groups and individuals feel more welcome, included and represented in our museum and the wider worlds of science and industry.

We deliver a range of activities, events and projects with and for people who have historically been excluded from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).


City Sparks is our new annual programme of co-produced activities. Each year we will work with a range of partners to spark and explore the next generation of world-changing ideas, culminating in a vibrant holiday programme each October.  

It is designed to:  

  • Connect people with historic collections and cutting-edge research to delight and inspire. 
  • Seed innovative partnerships that challenge pre-conceptions of STEM and highlight the impact it has on all our lives. 
  • Unlock the potential of a curious and questioning mindset and the agency we all have to shape the world. 

This year to celebrate and interrogate the multi-million-pound restoration programme happening across the historic museum site, we will be exploring the theme of 'REBUILD'. 

Our 2023 Creative Residency and our Community Showcase were enjoyed by visitors as part of our October half term programme.

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