Inspired by the children’s museums in the USA, Dame Vivien Duffield launched Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, which was officially opened by Price Charles in Halifax in 1985, as the first national museum for children in the country. Located in Halifax, Yorkshire, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum cost £9 million to set up and is currently the only fully interactive museum in the UK that’s completely dedicated to children aged 0-11. They’re fully welcoming of the questions that children ask, however, weird and wonderful, and with over 400 interactive and fun exhibits on display, your little ones are sure to find their answers.
The museum also houses 6 unique galleries to explore, each having a different theme. Each gallery is packed with fun activities, facts and figures, new things to try and discover, and buttons to press to discover what they do. Along with this, Eureka! also hold a range of family-friendly events throughout the year for you and your little ones to attend. Eureka! are also a registered educational charity with the aim of promoting and encouraging children’s learning and development through fun, playful and educational activities such as those available to explore in the museum.
- Scroll up this page and choose the vouchercloud deal or discount code that you’d like to use at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
- Copy the code if one is provided and follow the link to the museum website
- If you’d like to buy your Eureka! The National Children’s Museum tickets online in advice, don’t forget to enter your code in the 'voucher code' box
- For parents who want to purchase tickets to the museum when they arrive, make sure that you have your voucher handy on your vouchercloud app and give it to your cashier as soon as you arrive at the box office. Presenting the voucher before you book is important to make sure that your discount is applied to your admission cost
If you’d like to visit Eureka! The National Children’s Museum as much as possible whilst saving money, you might want to sign up to an Annual Pass. With an Annual Pass, you can visit the museum as often as you’d like in a year, without having to pay any extra making it a great option for those days when money is tight.
When Does Eureka! The National Children's Museum open?
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is open throughout the year, and is open from 10 am - 5 pm during the school holidays. If you’re planning to visit the museum during term-time, their opening times are 10 am - 4 pm throughout the week and 10 am - 5 pm at weekends. Note that during term time, the museum is closed on Mondays.
Is car parking free at Eureka! The National Children's Museum?
Car parking at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is not free. The car park is open every day from 5.30 am-pm and car parking costs £3 for up to four hours or £6 for up to twelve hours.
How do I get to Eureka!?
You'll find a post code to punch into your Sat Nav online here, as well as direction to ensure a smooth journey to the museum.
By phone: 01422 330069
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out opening times for Eureka the National Children's Museum here.