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International Festival of Neuroscience 2025

28-30 April 2025

BNA2025: Festival of Neuroscience

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at this unique scientific conference, which will bring together multiple sectors to share the highest quality science and form lasting connections.

The ambition and scope of the BNA Festivals of Neuroscience make them unparalleled across the UK. This novel, multi-organisation forum brings together all those with an interest in brain research at a single shared event. From fundamental neuroscience in both academic and commercial sectors, to clinical expertise and patient perspectives in neurology, psychology and psychiatry – we have it all. In both its scientific programme and its breadth of attendees, BNA2025 will celebrate the diversity and scientific excellence of our neuroscience community.
The focus is to connect, inform and influence the future of neuroscience. BNA2025 will provide delegates and partners with more opportunities than ever to engage with like-minded peers, learn from leading experts in the field and advance their science and careers.


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For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of ACC Liverpool.

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.