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Unique museum for children offering over 400 hands on exhibits. Experiment with sound, music & special effects. Learn & Discover. Cafe, shop & disabled access.
Eureka! Is the UK’s only fully interactive learning environment designed especially for children. Everthing at the National Children's Museum has been designed to inspire and help children find out more about themselves. This award winning museum features hundreds of hands on exhibitions designed to inspire children from ages 0-11 to play, discover and unlock their imagination. With a shop, gallery, cafe and childcare, it's a super place to visit! Eureka! Runs events and activities at weekends and during school holidays. From a trip to our own little wonderland to an alternative New Year's Eve party, there is something for all the family at Eureka!
Eureka! Believes that play is an opportunity to build relationships, to share, to laugh, to build confidence and learn together. Eureka! Offers something for everyone whether you're a family looking for a fun day out, a group looking to learn through play or a business looking for a quirky venue. While the kids are busy playing, giggling and imagining, they’ll also be learning about team work, problem solving and creativity. Eureka actively encourages parent involvement and shared experiences so why not let your inner child out for the day! So pack up your imagination, your sense of humour and, if you feel like it, a costume to match the theme of the day, and we’ll head off into a world of make believe...
Eureka features a huge programme of activities and learning expieriences that are both fun and educational for all ages. Discover about your body and how it works... Discover how much you, your bones and the water in your body weigh! Look in the fairground mirrors at your strange reflections, Watch a giant heart beating, Listen to the sounds which an unborn baby hears and so much more! Twist, turn, hide and seek in Eureka!'s outdoor play area. Made from eco-friendly materials the PlayScape lets you connect to the natural world and experience and enjoy the innovative use of recycled materials. The Eureka! Cafe serves a selection of hot and cold meals and snacks every day from 10am to 4.30pm. Wherever possible food will be freshly prepared, ethically farmed, Fair Trade and locally sourced. The gift shop has a wide range of pocket-money toys, branded souvenirs and gifts for children.
Eureka! Was recently named one of the top three Favourite Family Days Out by The Independent. There is a dedicated disabled vehicle-user bay 50 metres from the main entrance. Assistance can be provided if requested. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on loan. For anyone with visual impairments there is a full range of multi-sensory exhibits available. Museum information is available in large print and from Talking Maps on the ground and first floors and there is level access with a lift between floors.
Weekends, half-terms, holidays and bank holidays open daily 10am -5pm. Term-time Tuesday - Friday open 10am -4pm. Saturday/Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Closed Mondays during school terms the morning of Sunday 21 March and 24th-26th December.
An Annual Pass entitles all of the party you pay for on the day of your visit to come back free as many times you wish over the next 12 months.