Essential info
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Life is delighted to be the venue for an NHS large vaccination centre, but the operation of the centre, including appointments and queueing, is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry, but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme.

The NHS has issued the following information: Only people who are invited to have a vaccine can book an appointment. For more information go to this NHS website.

Parking is available in nearby Times Square Car Park. Limited spaces are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – sorry, but we are unable to reserve spaces. 


Due to Government restrictions, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. For any queries, please email We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe.

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

Science centre ticket prices

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Equality, diversity and inclusion statement

Life is committed to developing a diverse, equal and truly inclusive science community, learning environment and workplace.

Life believes that science is for all and that society benefits the most when we value and celebrate diverse contributions to scientific processes and when we ensure that everyone can engage with and share in the results of scientific research.

The purpose of Life Science Centre is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their lives. To achieve this, Life helps to promote aspirational role models for all our communities, including women and BAME people working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) – both groups are currently under-represented in these fields, particularly in senior roles.

Life celebrates and encourages diversity amongst all its audiences, including customers, suppliers, partners, stakeholders and workforce, and is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment in which differences and the contributions of everyone are recognised and valued.

Life strives to provide equality and fairness for all and is committed to the ongoing review of its policies, employment practices and procedures.

Life has the Equality Standard Gold Award. This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality, diversity and inclusion with employees, customers and stakeholders.

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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

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