Days Out South Leeds

Museums & Galleries


Eureka! is a unique place for families to visit, where children aged 0 to 11 are inspired to learn all about themselves and the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and – above all – having fun. Accessible site. Cafe, toilet facilities & shop. Open daily – admission charges apply.

Eureka, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069

Leeds City Museum

A great family day out with 4.5 billion years of discovery. If you love Leeds history, the ancient worlds, natural sciences, there’s plenty to enjoy. Cafe & toilet facilities. Accessible site. Free admission, closed Mondays.

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. 0113 378 5001

Leeds Discovery Centre

See over one million objects on free behind the scenes tours of the amazing Leeds Museums and Galleries store. We run regular events during the school holidays and can arrange special visits for groups or societies.

Carlisle Road, Leeds, LS10 1LB. Tel: 0113 378 2100

National Science & Media Museum

From Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, we explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. Gallery & exhibitions free. Visit the region’s biggest IMAX cinema – charges apply. Open daily. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Little Horton Ln, Bradford BD1 1NQ. 0844 856 3797.

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms, armour and artillery. Look out for our special seasonal & school holiday events. Free entry. Family friendly. Accessible site. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT. 0113 220 1999.

The Deep

The Deep is one of the UK’s most spectacular aquariums, with over 3500 fish, including sharks and sawfish. Just over an hour’s drive from Leeds, with a daytime cafe and evening restaurant, The Deep is a great family day out.

Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina on Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP.

Call 01482 381000 for more information.

The Hepworth Wakefield

The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. Regular special events & kids art sessions. Cafe, shop, outdoor play area. Free. Closed Mondays.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. 01924 247360

The Tetley

Contemporary art centre with galleries, learning studio, workspaces for creative industries, restaurant and bar, in the heart of Leeds’ South Bank. Special events and school holiday activities. Find out more online.

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. 0113 320 2323

Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum

Set on a beautiful island in the canal just 2 miles from Leeds city centre, Thwaite Mills is one of the last examples in Britain of a water-powered mill. Open weekends & school holidays, look out for our special events. Accessible site. Toilets & shop.

Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, LS10 1RP. 0113 3782983