Members get more

As an educational charity, we’re committed to promoting equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. It’s our mission to connect and empower people through sharing creative experiences together.

That’s why we have a range of Membership options, including our Annual Membership which includes concession and monthly payment options, and Community Membership schemes. We want to create an environment that welcomes everyone.

Annual membership

Becoming a Member of We The Curious has a whole load of benefits. Annual membership typically costs less than three one-off visits, and you can come back as many times as you like!

Not only are you getting a great deal, but you’re also supporting the work we do as a charity, including our Community Membership scheme - building a future where everyone is included, curious and inspired by science. 

All memberships and payments have currently been paused until we’re ready to welcome everyone back to the building. 

How to join

*For the time being, we're not able to welcome any new members. *

We'll be reopening - on 2 July, so we'll soon be updating this page with details of our new membership scheme and how you can apply.

Membership benefits

  • Exclusive events and early ticket releases
  • 50% off all Planetarium shows
  • 20% discount on day tickets for friends and family**
  • Monthly Members' e-newsletter
  • The chance to contribute to We The Curious through workshops and surveys
  • Dedicated membership team
  • And you'll be supporting our work as a charity

**20% discount applies to general science centre admission and for up to four people each visit. Excludes Planetarium and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Member tickets and events

To help keep everyone safe everyone - including our members - needs to pre-book tickets ahead of visiting. 

Members get the opportunity to book tickets before anyone else, as well as enjoying access to special member only events.

Membership prices

Standard prices:

TICKET TYPEANNUALDirect Debit (Monthly)
Age 16+£47£4.70
Age 3-15£32£3.20
Joint (two people living at the same address)£74£7.40
Family of three*£99£9.90
Family of four*£130£13.00
Family of five*£149


Age 3-15 family addition (add to family of 5).£20£2.00


Age 16+£37£3.70
Age 3-15£18£1.80
Joint (two people living at the same address)£53£5.30

*Max two 16+ tickets.

Concessions include over 60s, students, those receiving Universal Credit and disabled people. Child concessions cover those with registered disabilities and any children who are in foster care. We will ask you for proof of status when you arrive, so please have this with you.

Pay monthly for Membership

To help make Membership more affordable, you can now spread the cost of annual Membership over 10 monthly Direct Debit payments.

Gift Aid

We The Curious is an educational charity (number 1049954). We need your support to keep our doors open and to continue our work with local schools and communities. 

When you sign up as a member or renew, you have the option to add Gift Aid to your membership as long as you pay enough tax.

This doesn't cost you anything, but it means that We The Curious can claim 25% of the cost of your annual membership fee directly from the government.

If you're elligible to do so, please do! This extra income makes a huge difference to us.

Direct Debit payments

*After the fire in April 2022, we paused all memberships until we’re ready to welcome everyone back to the building. *

To make paying for Membership as easy as possible, we offer two Direct Debit schemes.

Annual: This is a single Direct Debit payment made each year. Your Membership will automatically renew at the end of the year, so you don’t have to lift to finger to keep supporting We The Curious.

Monthly: Monthly Direct Debit payments make Membership more affordable than ever. This is the cost of annual Membership spread over 10 equal payments made in consecutive months. Your Membership will automatically renew at the end of the year, so you don’t have to lift a finger to keep supporting We The Curious. 

Community membership

If you’re part of a charity or group working in and for the community, then our Community Membership scheme is for you.

It’s designed to support charities, not for profit organisations and services, whose purpose is to support individuals who face barriers to accessing We The Curious.

As a Community Member, you can arrange for your group to visit us for free, as many times as you like.  

We’ll work with you, our community groups, to support your visits in the best way possible; so that we can better understand your needs, ensuring that your group can make the most out of your Community Membership.

To find out more about eligibility for Community Membership, and how to apply download the form below.

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about our Community Membership scheme or want to book a visit, drop us a line on or call 0117 915 1000