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Great museum - "It's not your-eka, it's MY-reka!"
Eureka Museum (Halifax)
Member Name: dippycat
Eureka Museum (Halifax)
Advantages: Lots to see, do and learn.
Disadvantages: Bit expensive, but tickets last for a year
Eureka Museum is situated in Halifax quite close to the train station so it is easy to get to.
It is a children's museum (but the grown ups will enjoy it too!). There are lots of things for children to do and learn about and it is suitable from about age 2.
The first gallery you come to is a sound gallery and there is an interactive display with lots of things the children can touch to make sounds happen.
One of the most popular areas is the role play gallery. This consists of several real life scenarios where the children can play to their heart's content. There is a garage, a bank and, the favourite, a mini supermarket complete with little shopping trolleys so that the children can do the shopping and then go and pay at the pretend till. Great fun.
The human body section is very good although probably more suitable for slightly older children. My daughter visited this part when she was in year 2 and I think that is probably about the right age. There are lots of interactive displays here where children can learn all about how different bits of their body work. There is a passport you can pick up outside to fill in the different things they learn.
They have other areas at Eureka, but these seems to change. We have seen a 'green garden' and other numerous displays on the times we have visited.
Euerka isn't cheap to visit - £8.95 for adults and children 3 and over (Feb 2010) but this entitles you to return as many times as you like for a year. The car park is £3 for up to 4 hours.
I can highly recommend a visit here. My daughter would agree - when she was younger she got very upset when I called it "Eureka!" because she said it wasn't "YOUR-eka, it's MY-reka" which later appeared in one of their promotion leaflets.
Summary: Well worth a visit
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