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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
+44 1422 330069
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A good day out

We visited on Monday 19th Feb. I had read previous reviews saying how busy it gets so we got there... read more

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Tweey26
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Not very family friendly - go to MOSI or MAGNA

We finally decided to go with our 6 yr old son. The parking facilities are great but be prepared... read more

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We're an award-winning children's museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire, with more than 400 interactive exhibits which inspire children aged 0-11 to learn about themselves and the world around them through imagination, discovery and, most importantly, play!
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“annual pass” (263 reviews)
“post office” (76 reviews)
“packed lunch” (70 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on Monday 19th Feb. I had read previous reviews saying how busy it gets so we got there at 9am, half an hour before it opened and we were the first in at 9:25am! It was quiet, so get there early. I’d booked...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We finally decided to go with our 6 yr old son. The parking facilities are great but be prepared for another £3 on the price of your trip for up to 4 hours. We queued for a while which was no big deal for us...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 4 year old for a visit. I think the annual pass for normal entrance fee is a bit of a con, because I’m not sure what would be gained from a return visit within a year. A lot of the exhibits I...More

Thank Richard P
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Sarah B, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Richard, thanks for your review. We do find many visitors do take advantage of the annual pass and visit several times throughout the year. We have additional activities and events that are included with the annual pass across school holidays and certain weekends throughout...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful place for children, but they admit far too many in at once. It should be limited so as to let children explore at leisure, rather than not being able to see hardly anything. We were avoiding having pushchairs knocked in to us, other...More

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Sarah B, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to Eureka! It’s great to hear your comments about Eureka! being a wonderful place for children, although I’m sorry to hear it was so busy for your visit. February and October half terms...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a children's museum so of course you pay for your child to enter and interact with the exhibits so I am shocked that adults and children up to15 years pay the same entrance fee (£12.95). Half term and the turnover of visitors is...More

Thank yvonne d
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Sarah B, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Yvonne, thanks for reviewing your recent visit to Eureka! although I’m sorry to hear your visit didn’t live up to expectation. As an educational charity our admissions prices go towards the staffing and maintenance of the museum. We don’t receive any government funding, so...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited in February Half Term. Arrived at 9:45 and had to queue for over 45 minutes to get in. Every activity was extremely busy and children had to wait to have a good at anything. This ruined it for us a little bit because...More

Thank BettyVan14
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Sarah B, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Betty, thank you for leaving a review of your day at Eureka! It’s great to hear you had a fantastic time but I’m sorry that the museum being so busy did let your visit down. Just so you know for the future half terms...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was shocked by the price of the entrance fee. I know it’s a children’s museum/attraction and therefore nothing for adults to do but was still charged £12.95 the same price as a 3-15 year old child you also have to pay for parking on...More

Thank MotownJunkUk
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Sarah B, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, I believe you also left your review on Facebook and just in case you haven’t seen it I have left a response there. I do hope you’ll give us another chance and visit again using your annual pass.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our 4 year old granddaughter on a half term visit. As expected it was very busy. However we enjoyed the day even though we had to wait 45 mins to get in and some of the exhibits were crowded at times. We were...More

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit, my two year old loved it there wasnt anything she couldnt touch! Hands on learning and fun for the whole family. We didnt have change for parking, but you can pay on the door which is an excellent idea. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We found the museum online after looking for something to do whilst in the area. As we didn't know what to expect we used some Tesco vouchers to bring down the cost. I can honestly say that was the best use of those vouchers I...More

Thank Billy M
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Colin19654
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Response from Adelophryne | Reviewed this property |
I found it to be a really great experience for my children. There were opportunities in all the zones for them to get dressed up and learn through play. It is a museum for children and it is very interactive. You have to... More
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Eureka! is open from 10-5 today :-)
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Ruth C
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We stayed around 4-5 hours.
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