Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is a magical place where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play.
Eureka! is the leading children’s museum in the UK and giving children aged 0-11 a fun-packed day out. Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them.
They can see their own skeleton, catch a wave, save a polar bear, build a house and even get a job at the Post Office, all in a day’s play! In fact there’s so much to see and do that you’ll find yourself visiting again and again.
Weekends, half-terms, holidays and bank holidays open daily 10am -5pm.
Term-time weekdays open 10am -4pm. Closed Mondays during school terms and 24th-26th December.
All tickets (excluding groups, school visits and Tesco Vouchers purchases) are issued as Annual Passes. The Annual Pass entitles all of the party you pay for on the day of your visit to come back to Eureka! free of charge and for as many times as you like over the next 12 months.
Children age 3+: £10.95
Toddlers age 1-2: £3.75
Babies age 0-11 months: free
All About Me:
Our brand new £2.9 million gallery is open now! After more than three years of planning and development, Eureka!’s largest single gallery redevelopment in our 21 year history is ready for action. After all, it’s another ‘hands-on, minds on’ gallery – and this one is especially designed to get everyone thinking about how their bodies work and how to look after them.
Living and Working Together:
Uncover the secrets of work and everyday life. Be a cashier in the shop, fill a car with petrol in the garage, work the machines in the factory, and who knows what you will find in the dig!
Our Global Garden:
Take a fascinating journey of discovery across the globe, to see the world you live in and how to look after it. Travel through seven interactive ´gardens´; from a town garden in England, across the desert, into the jungle, to Polar regions, the ocean and the countryside. Join Gordon the Gnome and make some wondrous discoveries.
Explore sound, music and performance using state-of-the-art technology on an amazing interactive journey with Orby the Alien – will you be a musician, a sound engineer, a technician or DJ?
Discover the sights, sounds and smells of nature in this giant enchanted garden especially for children under 5. Little babies will love the padded, tranquil leaf cradle and older children can play amongst the larger-than-life ‘must-touch’ exhibits.
Especially for children under five, this magical desert environment includes ‘Baby Oasis’, a secure, vibrant play area for babies not yet walking. Older children can lead pioneering adventures in the warm desert daytime, transporting boulders and building mini-desert dwellings; and then explore the calm desert in the dark – what creatures can you see that come out at night?
Eureka! also runs a special programme of arts and science-themed events for weekends and half-term - contact the museum for more information.
To discover more, come and see us soon!
Industry, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology
Neverland at Eureka!
Join Peter Pan and the Lost Boys as we explore Neverland with fun and games that bring J. M. Barrie’s story to life.
Free with standard admission or your Eureka! Annual Pass.
Ages 3+ and adults: £10.95; Ages 1-2: £3.75; Babies under 1: Free
Prices include a year's free admission with the Annual Pass.
Neverland activities free for annual passholders.
Creative Journeys at Eureka!
Creative Journeys extend learning within a Eureka! gallery by providing pre, on-site and post visit activities which capture children’s natural skills of exploration, investigation and experimentation. Coordinated by a professionally trained member of the team, they can be pre-booked for a maximum of 35 children as part of your gallery time at Eureka! and last 1.5 hours, inclusive of:
• 20 minutes of imaginative and fun investigations using story and characterisation to set the scene
• 40 minutes of exhibit-linked tasks in your chosen gallery where the adults become the ‘ideas catchers’ for their team of investigators
• 30 minutes of exciting investigations which extend the Creative Jou
How to obtain
For availability and to make a booking please call 01422 330012 or email email@example.com