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Eureka! Mersey
Spaceport, Seacombe (geograph 4544705).jpg
The proposed building, in Spaceport branding.
Location Seacombe, Merseyside, England
Owner Eureka!
Opened 2005 (as Spaceport)
2022 (as Eureka! Mersey)
Closed 2019 (as Spaceport)
Area Seacombe, Merseyside, England
Status Building Under Renovation For New Museum

Eureka! Mersey is a future tourist attraction in Seacombe, Wallasey, Merseyside, North West England. Set to open in 2022, the attraction's main topic of interest is educational learning through play. Suited to visitors aged 0–11.

The planned building to be used for the attraction was previously Spaceport and was opened on 26 July 2005 by Merseytravel Chairman Mark Dowd. The previous attraction was based around learning about Space through interactive exhibits. A visit to the centre took about two hours, which included half an hour spent in the Spacedome planetarium. This section of the attraction was on the ground floor at the back of the building. Visitors to Spaceport could also take a River Explorer Cruise on a Mersey Ferry.

In July 2019 Merseytravel announced that spaceport was to close, due to a decline in visitor numbers and the attraction becoming too costly to run following government funding cuts. It was announced that the building would become another attraction, the £6m "Eureka! Mersey" museum. Merseytravel will still own the building, and a new company would operate the museum.

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