Top Five London Museums for Young Families

May 7, 2018

Museums are fun, stimulating environments for all ages, but with so much choice in London, where should you go? In no particular order, we’ve produced a list of our top five museums for young families.

National History Museum

There are not many people who don’t like dinosaurs and at the National History Museum there are plenty. You can even meet a T-Rex! But if dinosaurs aren’t your thing, volcanos and earthquakes might be. With exciting activities for children and adults, the National History Museum has something for everyone.

The National History Museum is located at Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD.


The Science Museum

With hands-on exhibitions for all ages, the Science Museum is a great way to spend a few hours as a young family. From virtual reality space exploration, to hands-on mechanical contraptions and gizmos, there’s plenty to get stuck into. Even younger children can enjoy the lights, sounds and smells of science.

The Science Museum is located at 64 Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 1AL.


London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum explores over 200 years of London’s transport. Fun for the whole family, the little ones can get hands-on, sailing the Thames Nipper, driving a red bus or climbing on miniature vehicles in the ‘All Aboard’ zone. With exhibitions including James Bond 007, there’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy your classic cars, or just want to become a London driver for a day.

London Transport Museum is located at Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB.


The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum has a bit of everything, from a national history gallery, aquarium and butterfly house, to music and spectacular views of London. But for under 5s, the best days to go are Tuesdays and Wednesdays in term time for ‘Busy Bees’, a selection of fun activities including stories, arts and crafts, outdoor play and songs.

The Horniman museum is located at 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ.


British Museum

Discover the history of the world, from Egyptian mummies to Greek Gods, Gladiators to Henry VIII. For younger families, there are lots of exciting hands-on activities. Children can play with African instruments to make music (or just noise), listen to stories and spot the animals. The British Museum is a must-visit place, particularly if you have primary school children learning about Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece at school.

The British Museum is located at Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG.

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