It being my Birthday last Saturday, I treated myself to a day out in sunny Seacombe. Well, actually it was very grey but the smell of the river, the cries of the seagulls, the even more strident cries of the scores of kids in the play area of the Seacombe Ferry Grill as I ate my beans and chips for lunch. What better way to celebrate being a year older (Don’t worry, I had a posh meal and drinks in the evening).
I remember when this was a busy bus terminus dispatching the thousands of ferry commuters to various parts of the Wirral. Now there’s still a few buses turn round here but the buildings became redundant and have now re-opened as the Spaceport at a cost of £10 million, its a sort of space museum where you can learn all about space and space travel. The project, funded by Mersey Ferries and partnering with John Moores University is an integral part of the development of Seacombe Ferry Annex on the Mersey. Its not free but you get a fair amount for your money. There are lots of interactive, hands-on exhibits, the Space Dome which is similar to the Liverpool Planetarium where you sit back and watch planets, stars and spaceships fly overhead and my favourite is the Space Explorer, a sort of roller-coaster in space simulator. A good day out.
Full details on the spaceport website
Photography Austin Hutton © BAF Graphics, Real Studios and InteriorExterior