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Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
+44 1422 330069
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Hit and miss

The first two thirds of Eureka, my three year old wasn't too interested by. I was starting to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waddler
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Perth, Australia
via mobile
Very messy and dirty

As a family with a 6 year old we have visited Eureka several times. Both when extremely busy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jack1804
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE, England
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+44 1422 330069
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The first two thirds of Eureka, my three year old wasn't too interested by. I was starting to worry, but the last third totally saved it - the pretend high street with bank, shop, garage and pretend house and the train to eat your packed...More

Thank Waddler
Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Waddler, thank you for taking the time to review your visit of Eureka! It’s great to hear that your little one could have spent hours in certain areas of the museum. Hopefully, your son will start to enjoy all the different areas in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family with a 6 year old we have visited Eureka several times. Both when extremely busy (school holidays) and when quiet. We visited on Saturday as a family. There seemed to be a Saturday school having a day out in the museum, it...More

Thank Jack1804
Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jack1804, thank you for writing a review of your recent visit to Eureka! I’m sorry to hear that it was so busy in the museum and that this affected your visit in terms of the cleanliness of the museum and café. I can only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself partner and 2yr old visited. This is an innovative museum aimed at young children to teenagers though as an adult I found it interesting and fun too. Everything is interactive with buttons to press actions to follow and fun facts and information and dressing...More

Thank JulesSteveCaitlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took three under three and they all loved it. So much to do from pretending to be dentists to playing in a giant sand pit. The only downside was trying to get them in the car when it was time to go. Yes a...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family day here with 5 kids from 3 to 11. They had a lovely time all round. There is a lot to do and to do it well takes more than one trip which is fine as your ticket is valid as...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last went to Eureka in 1994 as a school trip and scaringly big chunks of it haven't changed! We took our nearly 5 year old and we had a great day out and the top floor about health, body, environment is where we spent...More

Thank Melliebobs
Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Melliebobs, thank you for visiting Eureka! and taking the time to write a review. It’s disappointing to hear you didn’t think much had changed since you visited Eureka! in 1994 as there has been many changes and developments in that time. We are currently...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my 11 and 8 year olds here as they had a 2 week half-term and needed entertaining. It was absolutely packed, with school trips, pre-schoolers and a few other primary children. Despite this, we were able to use all the exhibits with a...More

Thank Veggiedoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our kids there 20yrs ago, now taken grandchildren. Has been kept up-to-date with new technology, highlight for grandson was the talking robot. Not managed to work out if real or a bloke in there, a little to good to be true. Quite expensive on...More

Thank MARTIN J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to do for the kids here and a great idea to be learning and playing at the same time mixing with other children.once in the kids don't want leave but plenty to do staff are really good.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite excited to visit with the kids (6years and 11 months) having loved this place myself when younger. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have been updated since then. Others have mentioned things not working but the lack of any attention to this issue was...More

Thank Dan S
Sarah K, Administrator at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dan S, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Eureka! I’m sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. I can only apologise that some of the exhibits not working spoilt your visit, but I...More

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saswas
Hi are you open today ?
1 May 2017|
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Response from sospot |
Eureka! is open from 10-5 today :-)
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Ruth C
How long would we spend with a 10 and 7 year old?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Kylie H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed around 4-5 hours.
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AndyWinfield
How suitable is this for a 2 year old ??
15 March 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Andy didn't see your message I think 2 maybe a little young but that's not to see she or he won't enjoy it sure he or she would run around looking at everything but ideal for 5 and older
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