- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is for parents who want their children to be curious about the world around them.
The UK’s only fully interactive museum is totally dedicated to children aged 0-11. There are over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world by asking questions and challenging what they learn.
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 and discover the science of music and theatre in SoundSpace. There is always something new to see with a full family events programme that runs throughout the year, putting on science experiments and interactive shows.
Visit a museum where you’re encouraged to reach out and touch!
- Educational charity
- Area for the under 5s
- Wheelchair accessible
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2NE, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 -16:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Kids (3-15): £12.95
Toddlers (1-2): £5.25
Under 1's: Free
Assistance/Guide Dogs only
up to 4 hours: £3.00
Up to 12 hours: £6.00
Awesome Family Day Out
Written by Beckybrightside . 26.02.17
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?
Written by Anonymous . 27.06.16
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.