Eureka! The National Children's Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)
  • Halifax
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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Enjoy a safe and quiet day out at Eureka! with 60% less visitor, plus enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in place. Tickets must be pre-booked, don't miss out!

Attraction Information

Want your kids to be curious about the world around them? Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is the right place for you! 
The UK’s only fully interactive museum is totally dedicated to kids aged 0-11. There are over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire your little ones to find out about themselves and the world by asking questions and learning through play.
There are six unique galleries to discover, each with a different theme to explore such as All About Me – where children will get to think about their bodies, how they use them and what makes them unique. Your little ones can experience the world of work and home by taking over the shop, bank, kitchen and living room in the role play areas. Plus, there’s always something new to see with Spark gallery which has new immersive digital exhibitions that change throughout the year.
Visit a museum where you’re encouraged to play!

  • Educational charity
  • Area for the under 5s
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Opening hours

School Holidays
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £13.95
Kids (3-15): £13.95
Toddlers (1-2): £5.95
Under 1s: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2NE, England

Phone number

01422 330069



Click here to visit Eureka! The National Children's Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Museum Parking
Up to 4 hours: £3.20
Up to 12 hours: £6.40

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Eureka! The National Children's Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Eureka! The National Children's Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Great Day Out Will Return 5 out of 5 stars

Eureka is for sure worth the money it is £12.95 for adults, and because my daughter is under the age of 3, it was only £5.25. Of course, you get the free annual pass for the end of the year because we found that our child was very tired at the end of the day she I don’t think made it out of the car park before been asleep. I can see you been able to visit your child is at least 10 years old. Even though we visited on the weekend it was not too busy she still got to see everything which she wanted. I love how this is so child-friendly, and they change parts of the museum every 3 months which means that it could be very different when you visit.

Awesome Family Day Out 5 out of 5 stars

When it comes to museums for children, I’m not sure there is anything that can beat Eureka. Eureka is a children’s science museum based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. It. Is. Amazing! I know you can say that about so many things, I don’t use the word amazing lightly – but it really is. I remember going to Eureka myself as a child and feeling like it was the most wonderful place in the world! Nothing has changed. The museum is really easy to find. It’s well signposted all the way through Halifax and there is a large car park where you can pop your car for 4 hours for £3. The amazing thing about entry is that the ticket price gets you an annual pass. Children under 11 months are free. One to two year olds are £5.25 for entry, and children over three are £12.95. Grown ups are £12.95 too – it can seem expensive when you first pay but the yearly pass makes it so affordable for local families. We bought our new yearly pass at the end of January and we’ve already been twice. In the summer we have just been and spent the day in the huge outdoor sand pit – we didn’t even go inside the museum! If it’s cold, raining or your curiosity get the better of you and you do leave the safety of the sand pit, then you’ll find there are eight different galleries to explore around the museum. Our favourite is the ‘All about me’ gallery, we love the dentists, the climbing wall, the interactive projected pond and the talking robot. The ‘Living and Working Together’ gallery is great fun. It’s all built around a town square with a bank, post office, fountain and mini M&S. The cash machine in the bank allows you to withdraw money (paper money – sorry guys!). It’s fabulous for teaching life skills to littlies. When you grow up you’re going to argue about who gets the last loaf of ciabatta in M&S – so why not start now?

Beckybrightside, Halifax, United Kingdom

needs updating 3 out of 5 stars

Great idea but in drastic need of an update as hardly changed since I was a kid nearly 20 years ago. Better for children of school age in my opinion.

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