It seems churlish to criticise a free attraction, I feel almost guilty doing so but this old lady really could do with a bit of a facelift. Don't get me wrong, the atrium is swanky and makes you think this is going to be not only free, but top notch too. Unfortunately, the atrium is the highlight. The Planetarium is good but the other exhibits look and feel as if they're unchanged since the 70's.
It could be a question of funding, there is a donation box at the entrance but I didn't see many people volunteering a couple of quid.
However, as other reviewers have stated there is enough here to keep a family busy for a couple of hours and this review isn't intended to put anyone off, just my own observations.
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