About us

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ASDC membership includes science centres, museums and research councils across the UK
This website was developed by Dr. Katherine Deane, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Rachael Baker, Widening Participation Officer and Andrew Keenan, Head of Widening Participation and Engagement at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium on behalf of ASDC with the support from the ASDC team.

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) is a vibrant national membership organisation, bringing together over 60 of the leading informal science engagement organisations, including the major science centres and museums around the UK. Every year our members work to encourage more diverse participation in science, engaging with over 25 million people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities.

Science centres and museums are embedded in the heart of their communities in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They all have long-term relationships with communities, schools and families as well as local institutions such as universities, industry, local government, MPs and the media. ASDC National STEM Programmes leverage this national infrastructure, expertise and investment offering families and the wider public across the UK unusual and exciting opportunities to discover, discuss, question and explore the latest science, engineering and research.

​ASDC is a national charity predominantly funded through individual project grants. 

The development of this website was generously supported by STFC.

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