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Places of science

Supporting communities to engage with science through museums and their collections.

The scheme aims to engage communities across the UK with stories of science and scientists that are relevant to them.

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Applications for this scheme will reopen in August 2018. Sign up to be notified when applications open.


Local Heroes Projects 2017

In 2017 we funded 15 museums from across the UK through our Local Heroes grant scheme. 

These projects unearth the stories of scientists from across the ages – from pioneers of the industrial age, to intrepid Victorian dinosaur hunters and the discoverers of polythene – an invention that changed the world.

Find out more about the awarded projects.