Eureka! opened in 1992 in Halifax, right next to the train station. We're not like other museums. In Eureka! nothing is trapped inside a glass cabinet! As the UK's leading fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 years, we love the weird and wonderful questions they ask and we know how to make learning fun for all.
Our galleries, including Spark, a new digital arts space showcasing art from all over the world, are on two floors accessible by lift. Eureka! is proud to include a Changing Places facility for use by any visitor to Halifax, not just the museum. We've lots of outdoor space to enjoy too, so come and see for yourselves!
There is level access from the main entrance to:Ticket desk Changing Places facility CaféShopChanging Place facility Outside area
There is level access from the car park to:Eureka! outdoor area
Travel by public transport
Eureka! is right next door to Halifax railway station, served by regular trains from Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester. For train times call National Rail Enquires on 08457 48 49 50 or visit the National Rail Website.
Travel by taxi
There is a taxi rank outside Halifax railway station.
If assistance is required on arrival at Eureka! please call us on 01422 330069 and one of our Enablers will help.
Path to main entrance
As a children's museum, we don't want to make our doors too easy for small children to open and escape! There is always an Enabler on hand at the entrance to give assistance where required.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Lift to first floor
Ticket/ information desk
Things to See and Do
Eureka!'s galleries are accessible for visitors with physical mobility difficulties, as well as sensory impairments. Light and sound levels vary throughout the museum. Ear defenders and a chill out room are available on request. Many exhibits have BSL interpretation and there is a hearing loop system in operation throughout the museum.
Changing Places facility
Place to eat and drink
If you have any allergies or dietary intolerances, please talk to a member of our Café team.
Changing Place facility
Getting around outside
Eureka! has extensive outdoor space where families can play and enjoy their lunch. There is a grassed area, benches and a sandpit, not to mention a train where you can eat your sandwiches!
Eureka! outdoor area
Customer care support
We provide a chill out space to de-escalate .
We provide ear defenders on loan.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
We will do our best to accommodate other formats. Just ask!
We have an online sensory guide to the museum to help visitors know what to expect.
As a children's museum, we provide 20 accessible activity clubs a year, which are free.
We offer an Extra Pair of Hands service - a trained member of staff to help plan a visit and support you for up to 2 hours on the day.