Mum of two shares what it’s like to visit Eureka! after reopening

A mum-of-two has spoken of her positive experience at one of West Yorkshire’s most popular museums.

Katherine Youle and her two children Tabitha and Rose visited Eureka! in Halifax on August 14 for the first time since lockdown restrictions eased.

The 36-year-old said that her family had a lovely time and felt safe throughout their visit.

“It’s always been one of my favourite museums to take the kids to,” said Mrs Youle.

“Most things are pretty much the same and staff are doing a great job of going around and cleaning everything just constantly.”

Visitors to the interactive museum now have to pre-book their tickets and it is compulsory for adults to wear face coverings indoors (unless exempt).

“They’ve got a really good system going. Everyone has to wear masks, hand sanitiser everywhere, constant cleaning,” said Mrs Youle.

“The small rooms they wanted one family at a time in and most people were sticking to it really nicely. It was a bit quieter than the other times I’ve been in the past which was actually quite nice.”

On their website the museum states that a number of areas have been closed off and that cleaning has been ramped up.

“There’s a limited number of smaller areas we’ve kept closed for now, but all the main galleries and interactives are open,” it says

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“We’ve ramped up all our cleaning protocols and are even using a disinfectant ‘fogging’ system to ensure interactives can be played with.

“At this time our Creativity Space and the picnic train carriage remain closed.”

Mrs Youle, who has also been to Gulliver’s World in Warrington recently, said she would highly recommend a visit to Eureka!.

“It was a really good day and it still feels very normal, happy and safe,” she said.

“It was so nice to be able to go back again.”

Eureka is open 10am-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, for pre-booked visitors.

When booking, you will be asked to choose an arrival time slot – but once you are there, you can stay at the museum for as long as you wish.

Tickets cost £13.95 for adults and children aged 3-15, and £5.95 for children aged 1-2. Children under one are free. Click here to book.

YorkshireLive – Halifax