Science Museum to return to Bluewater with pop-up store in lead up to Christmas

Science Museum pops up at Bluewater for Christmas trade

Science Museum pops up at Bluewater for Christmas trade

Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination, is welcoming back the Science Museum for a second year running in the build up to Christmas. The 1,250sq ft pop-up store will be located on the upper Thames Walk, adjacent to House of Fraser and Early Learning Centre, and be open from 19 October to 31 December.

Both entertaining and educational, The Science Museum Shop will help bring science to life for all Bluewater visitors. Family visitors in particular will enjoy the regular in-store science demonstrations and experiments that will take place during half terms and weekends.  The store will also stock an abundance of exciting gifts and merchandise ready for half term and the festive period.

Russell Loveland, portfolio director at Land Securities, said: “We are very pleased to welcome the Science Museum back to Bluewater for a second consecutive year. Their unique and innovative pop-up will capture the imagination of our guests and complement our strategy to deliver an exceptional and immersive experience.”

The Science Museum’s head of learning operations, Kenny Webster, said: “Our new Science Museum pop-up at Bluewater is a great opportunity to connect with families and the UK’s next generation of scientists and engineers. We look forward to inspiring visitors of all ages to get excited about science and hope they will take this excitement home with them to share with family and friends.”

Paul Widgery, group retail manager at the Science Museum, said: “We were once again drawn to Bluewater due to its high footfall, especially in the run up to Christmas. Our return gives us a chance to build on the success from last year and look at how we can continue to deliver other revenue opportunities outside the museum.”

The return of the Science Museum follows on from other educational events held this year at Bluewater, including The LEGO Friends Pop Star Tour Bus and the Gruffalo Experience.

Bluewater’s retail offer is also soon to be enhanced by the arrival of Breitling’s standalone store, opening on 16 October, an upsized Next, and Nespresso’s first boutique, the first of its kind in the South East.