Cafe & eating areas

Hungry? We’ve got it covered.

Pop into our café, grab a bite at the snack bar or eat your packed lunch in one of our lunch areas!

Eureka! Café

Our on-site Café offers a selection of delicious, freshly prepared meals and snacks. We’re running a slightly limited menu at the moment until we introduce our new menu on 11th July, but don’t worry there’s still lots to choose from. Click below to download the menu.

Opening times:


  • Tuesday: 10am – 3.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 2.30pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 3.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 2.30pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 3.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 2.30pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 3.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 2.30pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 4.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 3pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 4.45pm (Food Service from 11am – 3pm)
  • School holidays:
    10am to 4.45pm every day (Food service from 11am to 4 pm)

Please note that we stop serving main meals at 2.30pm on weekdays, and at 3pm at weekends.

Our environmental promise!

We promise that, wherever possible, our food will be freshly prepared, ethically farmed, Fair Trade and locally sourced Our waste, including cooking oil, will be sorted and recycled to the highest percentage possible.

Food allergies and special dietary requirements

We cater for a wide variety of dietary requirements. We always include a vegetarian, vegan, dairy and gluten free option on our menu, subject to availability. If your particular requirements are not covered by our menu, just ask member of the team what we can do to cater for you.

Breastfeeding friendly

Breastfeeding friendly

Baby feeding facilities

Need to heat up your baby food or milk? There’s a microwave available in our on-site Café, just help yourself.

We welcome breastfeeding mothers throughout the museum and café, and have a baby feeding room available on the first floor for those wanting a quiet space away from the main museum.

Lunch areas

Bought a packed lunch?
We’ve got a few spaces where you can tuck in to your sarnies...

Eureka! train carriageWe’ve got a few indoor lunch spaces and we open extra space during busy holidays.

The two main lunch areas are:

  • Train carriage

A full-sized, converted train carriage, just for eating your butties on! The carriage is open from 11am to 2pm every weekend and summer holidays with extended opening during the school hols. During the week the train carriage is sometimes booked by schools. Just ask at the info desk when you arrive.

  • Under Archimedes

There are a number of tables and chairs available in the area just under our unique Archimedes water feature! Access via the Town Square. Open every day and reserved for families only.

Plus we have lots of space outside, with plenty of picnic table in our grounds and an outdoor marquee.

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE. Map