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Child friendly museums
to visit in London

Looking for a fun and educational place to take the kids out for the day?

London plays host to almost 100 museums that are suitable to children and young people. Many are well faciliated with play areas, explore zones and even dress-up like a medieval knight or Victorian street urchin. And as an added bonus, most offer discounted or even free admission for children too.

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Barnet Museum

A broad collection of hundreds of artefacts reflecting the history of Barnet and it's residents dating from the Bronze Age to the present day.

North LONDON

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Bourne Hall Museum

A remarkable modern building of unusual architectural interest, situated in the heart of Ewell Village surrounded by beautiful grounds.

Outer LONDON

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Cutty Sark Visitors Center

Step back in time and discover the incredible stories that gave Cutty Sark her reputation as one of the fastest and greatest sailing ships of all time.

East LONDON

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Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Exhibition displays of Maritime Greenwich and its connections with the sea and exploration set in an 18th century hall.

South LONDON

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Dr Johnson's House

A Charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London.

Central LONDON

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Fenton House

Former 17th century merchant's home with a walled garden, classic Georgian furniture and harpischord collections.

North LONDON

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Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum

The history of the weapons—from the earliest cannons to the various artilleries employed today.

South LONDON

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Forty Hall Museum

A stunning Jacobean Manor House with grade 1 listed status tells the story of Forty Hall & Estate throughout the ages.

Outer LONDON

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Gunnersbury Park Museum

Lots of local history set in a former banker's mansion.

West LONDON

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Hackney Museum

This exciting museum explores the reasons why people have moved to Hackney from all over the world for more than 1000 years.

East LONDON

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Ham House

This rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond.

Outer LONDON

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Hampstead Museum

Local history museum in north London, set in a Grade I-listed house built during the rein of Queen Anne in 1704.

North LONDON

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HMS Belfast

The battleship that served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

Central LONDON

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Hogarth's House

The 18th century country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth.

West LONDON

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum London covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day.

South LONDON

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Islington Museum

The history of; the borough, its residents and local heroes. Told though artefacts including books, displays, letters and recordings.

North LONDON

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Kenwood

18th century stately home set in 112 acres of leafy north London parkland. With paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Constable.

North LONDON

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London Canal Museum

Once used by industry and nowadays home to many colourful boats, the museum tells the story of all aspects of London’s canals.

North LONDON

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London Museum of Water and Steam

One of London’s most significant Victorian visitor attractions housing some of the world’s rarest working steam engines.

West LONDON

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London Transport Museum

The transport heritage of Britain's capital city explained through artefacts and interactive displays.

Central LONDON

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Museum of Croydon

The history of Croydon from 1800 to the present day through the objects and stories of local people.

Outer LONDON

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Museum of London

Located on London Wall and close to the Barbican Centre, the Museum of London documents,explores and tells the ever changing story of the history of London.

Central LONDON

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Museum of London Docklands

The history of London's River Thames told in a set of 19th centuary Georgian sugar warehouses.

East LONDON

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Museum of Richmond

Celebrating the rich and royal heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew.

Outer LONDON

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National Maritime Museum

Explore Britain’s seafaring history in the largest maritime museum in the world.

South LONDON

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Natural History Museum

Home to 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.

Central LONDON

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Pollock's Toy Museum

The small museum dedicated to dolls, toys and wood theatres.

Central LONDON

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Redbridge Museum

The museum explores the many different places, people and events in over 150,000 years of local Redbridge history.

Outer LONDON

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Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium

London’s only planetarium and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisations based on real scientific data and real astronomers.

South LONDON

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Science Museum

Featured across seven floors, exhibitions include the developments in contemporary science, medicine and technology.

West LONDON

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The British Museum

One of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. With over 8 million objects in an area of 13 acres.

Central LONDON

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The Brunel Museum

Scheduled Ancient monument, international landmark site and oldest tunnel in the oldest underground in the world.

East LONDON

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The Cartoon Museum

The only place of its kind in the UK dedicated to collecting and displaying original British cartoons and comics.

Central LONDON

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The Faraday Museum

The story of the electromagnetic discoveries made by Michael Faraday in the 19th century.

Central LONDON

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The Golden Hinde II

Experience the life of a 16th century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde II, a full-sized reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake.

Central LONDON

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The Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Arts and Crafts style building boasts a treasury of over 300,000 objects. Including an aquarium, stuffed animal and musical instrument collections.

South LONDON

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The Museum of Fulham Palace

Historic house and garden of the Bishop of London since 704. Paintings, archaeology and artefacts reveal the history of the Palace site from prehistoric times.

West LONDON

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The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum reveals Britain's history of society and communications through artefacts as letters, stamps and even the underground Mail Rail.

Central LONDON

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The Ragged School Museum

Housed in three Victorian canalside warehouses—a reconstructed Victorian Classroom and a Victorian East End Kitchen displays its own collection of historical objects.

East LONDON

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The Stephens Collection

The life story of Henry ‘Inky’ Stephens with fascinating artefacts and memorabilia from the history of the man, to his business and passions.

North LONDON

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The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

The largest tennis museum in the world—with exhibits and artefacts dating back to 1555.

West LONDON

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Tower of London

The world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo.

Central LONDON

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Twinings Museum

The small museum within the shop, that's been on the Strand since 1717 displays the history of Twinings with photos, packaging and memorabillia.

Central LONDON

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V & A Museum of Childhood

Spanning the 1600s to the present day—toys, clothes and interactive displays are set within a 1872 hangar with marble floor and visible cast iron frame.

East LONDON

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V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum

Founded in 1852, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

West LONDON

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Wellcome Collection Museum

The collection of medical curiosities and implements, tell the story and explore connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

Central LONDON

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William Morris Gallery

This grade II listed, Georgian building was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.

East LONDON

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Wimbledon Windmill Museum

A distinctive landmark since 1817, the museum tells the story of the development of the English windmill through models and machinery.

South LONDON