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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 - 16:00
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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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I've given Eureka 4 simply because my kids loved the place. Outside of that it's chaotic far to many people and seemingly no staff watching to be able to relax at one point we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing day!! Took our children aged four and six, and it was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. We spent five hours there and still didn't manage to do everything. Kids loved the post office, shop, bank, house and 'me' areas. Just incredibly interactive and fun for us as parents too. Was extremely visit when we arrived at... More 

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Lancaster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've given Eureka 4 simply because my kids loved the place. Outside of that it's chaotic far to many people and seemingly no staff watching to be able to relax at one point we found ourselves tidying up simply so our kids could play in the shop. I appreciate it's our job to watch our own children but we shouldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were very efficient on entering Eureka! welcoming us with polite and friendly greetings. It was vey busy which can hinder the experience as it means it is almost impossible to read the text with your child/children and there is lots of waiting for the activities/stations. When I did get a chance to read, I noticed a grammatical error... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this Feb half term as a family of 5. We really enjoyed the place. The children really liked the Halifax bank and the M&S shop. There is plenty to do to keep children of all ages entertained ours are 1,8 & 13 and all had fun. Lots of people comment on the cafe being poor I personally thought... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my 9 year old daughter for a treat during half term. She loved it, became a dentist, banker, shop keeper, mechanic and receptionist. Learnt lots and received a year pass for booking online. Highly recommended.

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Blackpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my daughter during the February Half Term holidays. We did go last year so had the Annual Pass,(you pay once and get in for 12 months if you sign up for the pass) which meant we skipped the queues outside. Perfectly placed next door to Halifax Train Station, for those of us that didn't want to drive, we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant day out! It was better than expected from looking on the website. Went with our 4 year old boy, he loved it! I'd say we spent about 3/4 hours, so much to explore and he has learned so much from the experience. Shame we missed the train as weren't aware of the closing time until it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are some fantastic parts of this museum and it is definitely worth the visit. However, it has failings that need sorting. Firstly the cafe. It was horrendous. Very busy and slow service. There aren't enough tills, tables and the system is poor. The tables are not cleared and are dirty so is the floor. I understand it's a busy... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several visits over the years. Eight year old first ,then a four year old and now the 18 month one. They all look forward to every visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my partner and daughter on a Saturday afternoon. My little girl is only 2 and a half and absolutely loved it. I had to be fully on my guard as she kept running off to explore more. Loved the fact that even though it isn't the cheapest entry fee it actually gives you a years ticket. Planning on... More 

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