Eureka!, the first British children’s museum, was conceived by Dame Vivien Duffield and inspired by children’s museums in the U.S. With funding and support from the Clore Duffield Foundation, Eureka! opened in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1992.
Inspired by the children’s museums that she visited in the USA, Dame Vivien founded The Museum for Children as a registered charity in 1985. A site was identified in Halifax, West Yorkshire and Eureka! was developed with the financial support of the Clore Duffield Foundation. HRH King Charles (then Prince of Wales) opened the museum in 1992. Eureka! remains one of the best loved and most visited family attractions in the country and recently opened a second site, Eureka Science and Discovery, in Wirral.
Find out more about Eureka! on their website.