New £2.9m Eureka gallery opens and is all about you

The curtain was raised on Eureka’s brand new £2.9 million gallery aimed at helping children learn about health and their bodies.

All About Me contains more than 100 exhibits that inquisitive children can pull, push, climb on and interact with to discover how their bodies work and the benefits of healthy eating.

Opening of new galley All About Me at Eureka!

Opening of new galley All About Me at Eureka!

Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft, who has just been named a Eureka ambassador, officially opened the gallery.

It is the biggest renovation at the museum in its 21 year history and one that is set to add significantly to its running total of six million visitors.

It includes a giant mouth and nose, a mock-up of a dentist and health centre as part of more than 100 new exhibits.

It was funded in part by a £1.45million grant from the Wellcome Trust which aims to improve health globally.

The museum’s chief executive Leigh-AnneStradeski said: “Using our playful learning approach, All About Me will help hundreds of thousands of children across the UK build the knowledge, confidence and ability to make healthy choices about what they eat, drink and do in their free time.

“Not only will this make their childhood more enjoyable but it will pay dividends in the future by reducing risks of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.”