5 Of The Best London Museums For Kids

April 20, 2018

Here Are Five Of The Best London Museums For Kids

Are you looking for the best London museums for kids (and the best London museums for adults, too?)

Good news, there are over 250 London museums, and counting. There are London museums for kids, London museums for adults, London museums for the family…you name it, there’s probably a London museum for it.

London Transport Museum - giant tube map, the best London museums for kids

Here’s one of our favourite museums, the London Transport Museum

5 Of The Best Museums in London For Children:

  1. London Transport Museum

This museum which explores the stories of London’s transport systems over the last 200 years is just fantastic for kid and adults alike. The All Aboard Zone for 0-7 year olds is great. Children can sail on the Thames Nipper, become a busker and climb into various miniature vehicles. With the café conveniently located next to it you may even get a hot cuppa. Another highlight is the shiny red double-decker buses where you can clamber into the driver’s seat and imagine you are on route to Blackwall. There are so many buttons, handles and simulators for the little ones to engage with and the facilities for families are top notch.

Read about The London Transport Museum 

London Transport Museum - from the inside

2. The Horniman Museum:

One of our absolute favourites! The Horniman Museum is like visiting five museums in one. From the Natural History Gallery to the Aquarium, the Animal Walk and regular family-friendly exhibitions, currently Colour: The Rainbow Revealed, there is so much to see and do. If the sun is shining you get the most wonderful views over London in the gardens and you must not leave without tasting their delicious cakes and getting a selfie with the Walrus! An excellent family day out.

Read our Horniman Museum Review 

Outoor instruments at The Horniman Museum, forest Hill

3. The Museum of Childhood

With the largest collection of toys from all eras bringing a sense of nostalgia to all the family what is not to love. The sandpit is a particular favourite of the children and there is so much space for the toddlers to run free. There are regular free events including storytelling, exploring the collections and art and craft sessions and with the most wonderful little gift shop it is hard to leave empty-handed 

(Please not the Museum of Childhood is currently closed for an extensive revamp!)

4. The Science Museum

Well for starters there are spaceships and astronauts, need I say more! The Science Museum always amazes me for being noticeably quieter than its neighbour the Natural History Museum because to me it is mind-blowing in the best way. With interactive exhibits galore it is a scientific adventure for both adults and children. The basement Garden space is excellent for toddlers and the Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is just wow and an absolute fave of mine and the kids. There are rocket shows, slides lightning strikes and your dream of becoming a scientist comes alive.

Read about The Science Museum

The Science Museum

5. The Postal Museum

A new one for us, the Postal Museum has a postal-themed soft play, vintage postal dress-up and you can even take a ride on the secret underground railway. Exciting, right?

Find out more about The Postal Museum

Once You’ve Read Our Favourite Museums For Kids:

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