Looking for a fun-packed day out for families? Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax is the perfect place to visit with your little ones. Located on former British Rail land next to Halifax railway station, the museum is an interactive educational museum for children aged 0-11 with a focus on learning through play. Prince Charles opened the museum on 9 July 1992 and was its patron until 2002.
Eureka! is not like other museums – it is an extraordinary fun-packed day out with six unique zones to discover. Each zone is filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits conceptualised to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them. The talented team of Enablers are on hand throughout the museum to help you get the most out of your visit.
The museum has four main galleries:
Spark Gallery: A flexible exhibition space opened in July 2017 as part of the museum’s 25th-anniversary celebrations.
All About Me: It explores the themes of health, well-being, and the human body.
Living and Working Together: A miniature town square (including a bank, fountain, garage, and shops) and house.
SoundSpace – An interactive gallery encouraging children to discover the science of sound and music, with the help of Orby the Alien.
Explore how music is created, experience the world of work and take over a child-sized town, and step inside giant body parts. Each zone is packed with equipment to explore, activities to do, and buttons to press. And with the latest digital exhibition in the Spark gallery, it is a unique experience every time. Check out the what’s on section to know more: www.eureka.org.uk/whats-on-eureka/
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. Young ones along with their families can enjoy a day learning through different themes. The museum is just a 13-minute drive away from Fortune Hotel, which is just nestled off the M62 at Junction 24 in Huddersfield.
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