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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Family Day Out

Came here for a family day out and i wasnt disappointed as my kids loved it and it was nice to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
523woody
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Eurika

Disappointed. The school holidays are on and it was busy but that aside I feel a lot of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really disappointed - took over an hour to buy tickets and once we did finally get in there were so many people that we really couldn't enjoy the experience - my daughter who is 7 found it really overwhelming as she wanted to do so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucy F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went when I was a child so v excited to take my kids. I purposefully didn’t use my Tesco vouchers as wanted to get the annual pass, but £52 later just to get it, it was v disappointing. Inside there were attractions, but the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucy S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old, tired, nothing works, the light room was terrible and confusing for the kids. No staff to explain to the kids what to do in any of the areas. I waa just a very big let down. I can understand why my 11 year old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Halfterm treat for my 5 year old granddaughter, obviously was going to be busy but really think there needs to be a capacity limit. Not able to enjoy any of the exhibits properly, not able to get anything to eat or drink at the venue...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jacqueline S
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jacqueline, thank you for reviewing your visit although I’m sorry to hear it was so busy when you visited. We do have capacity limits for health and safety reasons and at busy times we do monitor this by clicking visitors in and out of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The word hullabaloo is apt - mayhem or carnage would describe our experience better. This experience was far too busy with very few staff on duty to focus children’s attention. We had booked on line so there was no waiting. The queue was 1 hour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lizzie B
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lizzie, thank you for leaving a review of your visit although I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t a good experience. February and October half terms are our busiest times of the year in terms of volumes of visitors. Many visitors do choose to visit...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Disappointed. The school holidays are on and it was busy but that aside I feel a lot of the exhibits required a too much reading. This reduced the interactivity for young children (we had a 4 and 2 year old). Not all the activities were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sodgehodgkinson
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for leaving a review of your visit although I’m sorry to hear that you felt disappointed. The galleries have been created with children right up to the age of 11 in mind, however we do find the under 5’s galleries and classroom, along with...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here a couple of times before but not for over a year. I took my 4 year old daughter for a nice day out but it was just too busy to be enjoyable. We couldn’t even park in the car park so parked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeakDistrict123
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review of your visit although I’m sorry to hear that is was so busy for your visit and that this meant you weren’t able to properly enjoy your time here. The February and October half terms are our busiest times...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the children had a good time I personally didn’t see the money’s worth will come again Mayb in the summer when there is activity’s outsideMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cleanfreak100
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for leaving a review, many people do revisit throughout the year and do feel the museum is good value for money, especially with the annual pass so hopefully we will see you back for another visit using your annual pass. We do have additional...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a family day out and i wasnt disappointed as my kids loved it and it was nice to see them having fun

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 523woody
SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Hollie, thanks for leaving a review. It's great to hear the kids loved their visit and had fun, hopefully we'll see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday sat 9th feb ,was really looking forward as never been before as was our 6yr old daughter ,Staff friendly got straight in unfortunately we arrived on a day that was very busy lots of children in groups (beavers) one child pushed my girl...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SarahE6790, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit although I’m sorry to hear that the museum was so busy for your visit. Groups can book in visits and it sounds as if you visited when a large group of Beavers...More

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raya353
9 November 2018|
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Response from Nikitriaone | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we took my 2.5 year old grandson there. I’d avoid school holidays if possible as it gets very busy with older children who have a tendency to dominate the little ones and ‘hog’ the displays. There are lots of... More
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Maps605752
31 August 2018|
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Response from TommyB1862 | Reviewed this property |
No definitely not there is literally nothing to do for a five month old our 7 month old just sat in his chair the whole time
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Samantha A
28 June 2018|
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Response from Sophie B | Property representative |
Hi - parts of the museum do have air condistioning, such as our Theatre and creativity space, but the museums generally doesn't.
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