Centre of the Cell


Centre of the Cell is the first science education centre in the world to be located within biomedical research laboratories. At the core of the experience is a giant orange pod dramatically suspended above the laboratories. Using a series of exciting interactive games, virtual experiments and films it offers visitors a unique and fascinating insight into what scientists actually do and how their work influences real life. Visitors grow virtual cells to enable experiments in biomedical research; learn about stem cells for research into burns treatments; explore real body parts and examine cancerous tissues using microscopes. Additional activities during school holidays.

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Blizard Building, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AT

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+44 (0)20 7882 2562

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Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 15:00

Open to school groups only during school terms, and open to the public outside of term time. Each school session costs £125 + VAT and can accommodate up to 40 visitors (including accompanying adults).

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Each school session costs £125 + VAT and can accommodate up to 40 visitors (including accompanying adults), although we recommend 30 visitors for an optimal experience.

To book your pupils in for a visit, please contact our Bookings Officer through the website.

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Centre of the Cell

Blizard Building
4 Newark Street
E1 2AT
+44 (0)20 7882 2562
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Whitechapel Station. Turn right outside Whitechapel tube and continue to the crossroads where New Road meets Whitechapel Road. Turn left across Whitechapel Road. Continue straight along New Road, then take the second turning on your left into Newark Street. You will see a large, modern, glass and steel building with a glass linking walkway approximately 25 metres along Newark Street on the right hand side. Turn right into the central area below the linking walkway. The entrance to Centre of the Cell is through the main public entrance in the building on the right hand side.


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