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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
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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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Good day out especially for under 10s

Good day had by all and great to see so many children running around in a museum 😀. Cost approximately £51 for our family ticket to enter and £25 for lunch so not a cheap day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Blanchland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with another family. A 3yr old, 4 yr old and a baby. Buying a ticket for your visit entitles you to free entrance for 12 months. Children loved it. It is educational and lots of fun. There different areas to go in with different themes. Cafe was nice. Bit chilly, take a jumper.

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Thank 23rachael
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with out 19 month old son and spent just under six hours in here with him and we still had to drag him out at the end of the day! A great experience and great value with the annual pass!

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Thank JustOneMoreThing
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well where do I start?? There were 20 children for Jack's space party and although at first it seemed a little unorganised everything worked out perfectly. My 6 yr old said it was the best party ever!!! The food was more than the kids ( and adults) could eat. The birthday cake was AMAZING compliments to the chef!!! The party... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard great things, so we finally went whilst back in the UK. Over £50 of a family of 4 in, plus food, so it's not cheap. Yes it's really an annual pass in disguise, so why not offer a cheaper price for one off visitors. The fact it's annual pass shows, it's really just a place for mums with pre-school... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When our boys were small we didn't have money to spend on these kind of experiences but the tables are turned now we have grandchildren. The entry fee includes annual attendance, which allows the children to go free of charge with their parents if they wish, or we could go free of charge with other people, so that's really good... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being reasonably local to this place and having taken full advantage of our annual pass over the last 6 years, we have managed to pick up a few tips that we thought might be useful for anyone wanting to visit in the future. - The annual pass is a great idea - going back again and again free of charge... More 

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Thank Howroyd75
Sophie B, Communications Manager at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Howroyd75 and thanks for the lovely, helpful review. Some really useful tips there, ta! and thanks for visiting Eureka! so much over the years. Hopefully see you again soon :) More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with 2 of my granddaughters aged 4,when you pay for the first time you get a pass that last 12 months so you can come again for free.Plenty of fun and things to do and see for all ages,There is a cafe for refreshments very reasonably priced.The part the girls liked was all about me from your teeth... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good day had by all and great to see so many children running around in a museum 😀. Cost approximately £51 for our family ticket to enter and £25 for lunch so not a cheap day out but educational. Most areas cater for under 5s only so will be the last visit we probably do with our 10 and 6... More 

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

Hi marierich80, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Eureka! Really glad you had a good day and thank you for your lovely review of our staff. We’re currently working hard, designing and planning lots of developments and events, particularly in time for our 25th birthday in 2017, so I do hope once we have replaced... More 

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