Objectives and activities

The overall aim of the Charity is 'to hold, manage, safeguard and develop the investment in the Odyssey Project for the benefit of all of the people of Northern Ireland' , with the main objectives of the Charity set out in its Memorandum of Association, as follows:

  • To advance public education and to establish and maintain a science centre or museum to which the public shall be admitted with the intent that the Science Centre will contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and the education of the general public in particular the public of Northern Ireland.
  • For the benefit of the inhabitants of Northern Ireland to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure-time occupation in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their conditions of life.

The charitable objectives are achieved through:


The Odyssey Trust Company Limited (the Charity) is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (registered charity number XR23673), as such it does not have any share capital.  The Charity was established under the Memorandum of Association which sets out the objects and powers of the charitable company and is governed under its Articles of Association.  The Directors are members of the Charity and in the event of the Charity being wound up as members they are required to contribute an amount not exceeding £10. 

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100113.