Eureka! The National Children's Museum

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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
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Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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csbcsb1
West Yorkshire, UK52 contributions
May 2022
Lots of things to do for kids from buying goods in M&S to working in a Car Tyre shop. Great learning experiences about bodies too. My Grandson loved it!
Written 24 May 2022
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Amy B
Stockport, UK7 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Lots of exhibits perfect for two year old daughter. I was worried about the school trips that would be there but all children very well behaved and because they move around in packs you can easily navigate around the bigger groups to ensure your little one gets chance to explore the full surroundings I saw a review which stated some exhibits were very old but I can honestly say it’s a well maintained and very interactive museum. A great day out had by all. The added bonus that a ticket converts to an annual pass means that even though we’re far away I’ll try and take my daughter again when she is closer to age three to experience everything in a different way
Written 19 May 2022
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David R
1 contribution
May 2022
Went with our 4 year old granddaughter having last been in the 90s with our own children. Very very disappointed to discover it felt like hardly anything had changed. The exhibits were well worn, possibly even the same as the 90s in some cases, with very little for our 4 year old to get excited about or to be able to understand. Didn't see any staff interacting with the children, explaining any of the exhibits as is advertised. In the craft room were 2 female staff gossiping between themselves making things, but not showing the children what they were doing. As for the dressing up areas, couldn't let our granddaughter anywhere near the decrepid looking clothes. There was nothing high tech about anything, and some things didn't even work or do anything at all. Was expecting up to date graphics in areas such as the light areas, but unfortunately it was like being back in the 90s, I dread to think what the older children made of that.
Overall very disappointed for the not inconsiderable entrance fee, and will not be returning until things improve.
Written 15 May 2022
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Nimitta
UK580 contributions
Apr 2022
Met my daughter and two granddaughters here over the Easter school holidays. Located right next to Halifax train station this is an excellent day out for families with younger kids.

The girls absolutely loved it, so much they returned just a couple of weeks later. And it was great seeing them enjoy themselves so much. All the staff were also great. Highly recommended and one visit entitles the ticket holder to an annual pass.
Written 14 May 2022
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Sarah S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
My nearly 5 year old and I spent 5 hours here, recommend times is 2/3 hrs. You could easily do 6!
Endless things to do and learn, even for me. Not too busy, but it was a Thursday, but we came in Easter holidays and it really wasn't too bad even then. Staff are so friendly and enthusiastic with the kids. Food in the café is excellent. Facilities are great
Written 5 May 2022
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Benno111
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022
I've been taking my daughter since she was 1 and we love Eureka. There's always something new to discover and old favourites to return to.

We take food with us as there are good picnic areas both inside and outside. Great value as your 1 ticket gets you unlimited entry for the year.
Written 26 April 2022
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Greenage1979
Doncaster, UK37 contributions
Apr 2022
My daughter (5 years old) had a good day here and really enjoyed it on the whole.

I was a little disappointed as some of the buttons didn't work on some of the machines, and other machines weren't very clear on what you were supposed to do with them.

The worst machine I saw had a button which played some music, and you had to hit an emoji style button to reflect how it made you feel, it just didn't really amount to anything.

Some of the more techie attractions were slow to respond and I'm still not quite sure what was supposed to happen. However my daughter enjoyed them, and that's what it's all about!

The photo booth took £4 from my bank and didn't proceed to allow us to take a photo, this worked on the 2nd attempt so I paid £8 for a nice memory.

The service in the cafe was speedy, albeit the food a little bland. But there was a good selection.

The theatre performance was really fun for the kids, the actors put their all into the performance and pulled it off really well. This was unexpected added value.

All in all, it was a good day out and the fact the tickets last a year it's all the more value.
Written 23 April 2022
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Alan W
Douglas, UK10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Have to say this is a 5 star attraction and it's teaching your kids too. Make sure you pay a visit while your kids are little
Written 19 April 2022
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lfoz
Wakefield, UK14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We’ve been before and enjoyed it, but it’s been some years. Visited today with my 6 1/2 year old, I thought we’d be there at least half the day. We’d finished within 2.5 hours and at times my daughter lost interest. Nothings changed in years, I remember the bank having ATM cards, making your own bank notes, tills etc - but this time barely anything in it and the stamps that where there didn’t work and needed ink. The M&S had one till and not a lot of food - no where near enough for the amount of visitors. The post office the same. My daughter still
Loved the opportunity to role play but these sections could be so much better with some imagination and investment. Given the move in technology it doesn’t feel like anything has been updated. Upstairs a lot of the buttons and machines didn’t work. The play areas are for under 5’s and I think toddlers wouldn’t notice the content but older KS2 children need more, we read and talked about each section but it wasn’t that engaging. We arrived at 10am and it’s was quiet enough for her to have a go at everything, by the time we left it was very busy and difficult to do anything downstairs. All the staff we met where lovely. But ultimately it wasn’t worth the money. We walked into the piece hall afterwards (given I’d opted for extend parking thinking we’d be there longer!) and had a lot more fun looking in the galleries and seeing the sculptures!
Written 19 April 2022
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Claire T
Burnley, UK2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Brill place , been bringing my daughter since she was about 18 months , always had a nice time … it’s great that the ticket lasts a year , provides a nice day out during the school holidays .
The cafe could be a bit better , food wise , and it’s quite expensive , but you can take a picnic . The kiosk outside was £2 for 1 twister lolly , which I thought was a bit steep , but I suppose everything is going up.
Every time I have been there has always been something different on .
Care needs to be taken in the toilets / people checking toilets , I found no toilet roll in one of them .
But all in all I would recommend , like I have seen in other reviews , I think 11 might be pushing it for the age recommendation .
Written 19 April 2022
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Eureka! The National Children's Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00