Eureka! The National Children's Museum Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE, United Kingdom | 01422 330069 | Website

Venue Description

Eureka! is a playful day out in West Yorkshire, with free support and services for disabled children and their families. Eureka! is incredibly proud to be an inclusive venue, awarded Silver in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 – Access for all category. Eureka! runs an innovative, free Extra Pair of Hands service supporting families with disabled children by giving them their own, fully trained member of the Eureka! team to help them get the most out of their visit. The whole site is designed to be accessible, particularly so with the recent addition of a Changes Places washroom facility. All members of the Eureka! team are trained in disability awareness, many are learning to use British Sign Language, and on Disability Access Day 2015 they launched Super Saturdays – free, regular clubs for disabled children and their families. Eureka! also offers The Eureka! Story – a downloadable introduction to the sights and sounds at Eureka! to help prepare visitors with autism.

Accessibility

Access at the main entrance to the museum is completely level, and we have a low level counter at our admissions desk. The first floor can be accessed by a lift.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: http://www.eureka.org.uk/access

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: https://www.eureka.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Access-Statement-for-eureka1.docx

Accessible Performances

We do offer occasional BSL interpreted performances

Awards List

2013 - Awarded Bronze in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 – Access for all category. 2014 - Awarded Silver in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 – Access for all category. Gold Award 2015 2015 Visit England Gold award for Access All Areas 2016 Charity Awards Winner – access to Arts, Culture and Heritage

Toilets

We have a Changing Places facility on our ground floor, as well as all-access toilets on both floors (left hand transfer). We also have changing facilities available, and visitors are welcome to use our first aid room with an adult-sized bed if additional space is required.

Staff

All staff have had disability awareness training and can help you during your visit including supporting parents during sensory overload and seizures. If you call in advance a member of staff could be made available to give you one on one support with our Extra Pair of Hands service. Many members of the team have completed autism training and are learning British Sign Language.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

5
Access
3.8
Parking
3.5
Toilets
4
Staff
4.7