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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.

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

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

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Life's place in pandemic-ending vaccination programme

Last week, the Government announced Life as the location for one of its first large vaccination centres, helping the NHS to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to people living in the North East and North Cumbria in what is the biggest vaccination programme in history. The large vaccination centre has now officially opened today.

The Life Meetings and Events space – normally a venue for conferences and weddings – has been transformed to allow up to 1,000 people to be vaccinated every day, seven days a week.

Life is already home to two permanent NHS clinics and has a prime location next to Newcastle's rail station, making it an ideal venue for the large vaccination centre.

Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of Life, said: "Life is proud to have the large vaccination centre onsite. Our mission is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives – what’s more pertinent and relevant than a life-saving vaccine?"

Appointments for vaccination will be allocated by the NHS – please do not contact Life directly.

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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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