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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

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Address: Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1422 330069
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We're an award-winning children's museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire, with...

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!

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Nice place

I went there using tesco vouchers which was good deal otherwise I would have to pay 65£. Expensive for such a small museum but overall kids had fun. My teenage son found it... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there using tesco vouchers which was good deal otherwise I would have to pay 65£. Expensive for such a small museum but overall kids had fun. My teenage son found it boring. I would suggest that it is good for ages between 4-8

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a National Holidays Tour. We had three hours to spend and although the place seems quite small when you first arrive my 9 year old was so absorbed we only managed upstairs in any sort of depth and a very quick run around downstairs. There were a few niggly downsides... I'm used to cooking in places... More 

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Thank Lesley B
Horwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a good day out here today with our children (4 and 2). They had a fantastic time and want to go back tomorrow. (Which isn't going to happen!). There is plenty to see and do. All of the activities worked well and kept the children entertained for the 3 hours we were there. I would say a greater... More 

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Thank grantj150
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and myself take our grandsons to Eureka quite often as we hold Annual passes, to be able to visit as many times as you want during a 12month period. Our last two visits have been a bit disappointing as several of the exhibits have been not working, you press a button and they don't work. In a way... More 

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Thank Maisiegran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here with my 16 month old. We didn't think there would be much for her to do but she loved it. There were a couple of sections solely for the little, little ones! We will definitely visit again especially as a ticket entitles you to annual visits. The cafe I could only describe as OK though. Just because... More 

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Thank Hazel M
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Eureka children's museum several times with my grandchildren and what a great experience , I enjoyed it as much as they did , lots of things to do here both educational and pleasure , a very child safe environment under cover but also lots of outside play space suitable for children of all ages with disabled... More 

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Thank June R
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it at eureka and best thing is once you pay you get in all year round for free. Kids love it here it's so much fun and lots to do.

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Thank Rebecca C
England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tolerated about 30 minutes at Eureka! with our 2 year old girl before cutting our losses and leaving. I really wish I'd requested a refund because it was an expensive mistake. The first thing that strikes you (after the shock of the entry price!) is the chaotic nature of the place. It is so badly designed and laid out... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 30 years old and I remember visiting Eureka when I was 5 & 6. It has not changed much since. My 2.5 year old enjoyed the freedom of running around and exploring something new but personally for us we did not enjoy the visit. By 11am on Sunday the car park was already filling up and we were... More 

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Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Carrie W, thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Eureka! It’s lovely to hear your 2 and a half year old enjoyed exploring Eureka! although I’m sorry to hear that you found it disappointing. I can only apologise regarding your experience of the café. I’ve circulated your comments to the whole team, including the café team, and there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Eureka, great rainy day activity and lots on offer for all age ranges even our 15 month old could get stuck in. But...the cafe was cold, a bit grubby and the food was disappointing. The whole place feels a bit early 90's and could do with a freshen up. The exhibitions were great but... More 

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Thank Katie D
Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Katie D, it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Eureka! though I’m sorry to hear that your experience of the café wasn’t up to scratch. I’ve circulated your comments to the whole team, including the team that run the café as they work hard to make sure the food is of a high standard so it’s disappointing... More 

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