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Home of Science & Discovery

W5 is an award-winning visitor attraction, educational centre and corporate facility. We aim to grow our visitor numbers by engaging visitors with educational and enjoyable exhibits, exhibitions and events delivered with excellent customer service. W5 supports the Programme for Government by attracting tourists to visit Northern Ireland, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics and promoting tolerance, inclusion, health and well-being.

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W5’s exhibits, events and programmes, together with our key partnerships, continue to contribute to the social, educational, economic and health benefits as envisaged when W5 was opened to the public on 31st March 2001.


Visitors to W5 in 2022/23, advancing education


Learning and engagement visitors to W5 in 2022/23


Total Public engagement audience for events, activities, and science shows delivered in 2022/23


Participants to learning workshops and events in 2023/23

Step Inside a World of Wonder

With over 250 world-class exhibits across eight interactive zones, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 presents a changing programme of large and small-scale temporary exhibitions and events, alongside a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows.

W5 (WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Odyssey Trust Company Ltd, the Landmark Millennium Project for Northern Ireland.

W5 is a limited liability company registered in Northern Ireland and is accepted as a charity by HMRC.
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100112. W5 has a trading subsidiary company, W5Online Limited, with number NI 39106.

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