Eureka! The National Children’s Museum: Ultimate family day out

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Explore Huddersfield

Looking for an exciting family day in and around Huddersfield? Look no further than Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, located adjacent to Halifax railway station on former British Rail land. The museum offers a fantastic destination for families with young children. Geared towards kids aged 0-11, Eureka! is an interactive educational museum that emphasizes learning through play. The museum was inaugurated by Prince Charles on July 9, 1992, and he served as its patron until 2002.

Eureka! stands out from other museums as it promises an incredibly enjoyable experience across six distinct zones. Each zone features a multitude of interactive displays designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration of both oneself and the surrounding world. The museum’s Enablers, a team of skilled staff, are readily available to enhance your visit.

The museum comprises four main galleries:

  1. Spark Gallery: This flexible exhibition area was unveiled in July 2017 to commemorate the museum’s 25th anniversary.
  2. All About Me: Delving into themes of health, well-being, and the human body.
  3. Living and Working Together: An intricately designed miniature town square complete with a bank, fountain, garage, shops, and a house.
  4. SoundSpace: An interactive gallery where kids can uncover the science behind sound and music, guided by the friendly Orby the Alien.

Visitors can explore the creation of music, engage with the concept of work, immerse themselves in a child-sized town, and even step inside oversized body parts. Each zone is brimming with equipment to investigate, activities to participate in, and buttons to press. With the addition of the latest digital exhibition in the Spark Gallery, every visit promises a unique experience. For more details on current events and exhibitions, visit the official website.

The Museum is the sole fully interactive museum exclusively dedicated to children aged 0-11 in the entire UK. Youngsters and their families can relish a day of learning through various themes.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is conveniently situated just a 13-minute drive away from Fortune Hotel, which is located near Junction 24 of M62 in Huddersfield. The hotel boasts excellent amenities including king-size Hypnos beds, ensuite bathrooms, free on-site parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Our 3-star hotel in Huddersfield features a desk, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and tea/coffee maker in all its rooms. Your warm and affordable indulgence in Huddersfield awaits. Book direct for the best rates: www.aghotels.co.uk/fortune-hotel

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