A protest is taking place outside the Science Gallery in Dublin today, calling for it to be saved.
The Trinity College Student's Union says it's a vital space for the campus and the city and the college needs to find a long term funding model to protect its future.
TCD told the gallery's staff last year that it was closing the world renowned facility on Pearse Street because of unsustainable losses.
The TCD Student's Union began protesting outside the Pearse Street venue at 1 o'clock today over plans to shut the beloved facility.
Protesters with @tcdsu and @TheUSI and #students4change are protesting at the Science Gallery down at Trinity college. They're fighting to save the gallery from closure. It's slated to shut on Sunday due to an "unsustainable financial model". pic.twitter.com/fei3e77Ap7
— Mike Gilmore (@MikeGilmore08) January 28, 2022
In the Dáil this week the Taoiseach said the university needed to develop a new vision for the gallery, after two government departments offered to provide funding.
Accounts show that losses by the Science Gallery more than doubled to €568,924 in 2020, while its income declined by 22% to €1.17 million.