Science Museum bid

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A BID is being launched to open a northern outpost of the Science Museum on South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park.

The initiative was revealed during a meeting of the House of Commons Select Committee on Business Industry and Skills to the region.

Former Sheffield Central MP and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre adviser Richard Caborn says the hope is that bringing the Science Museum to the region would help to enthuse young people about science and engineering.

“The proposition is to develop an engineering and science experience centre and give pupils access at least once or twice a year so that they can have hands-on experience of the what the world of science and engineering is about,” said Mr Caborn

“We are looking at the whole of the ‘supply chain’ from infants and juniors right through as well as getting some teachers in.”