It’s hard to find fun indoor things to do with your children when the weather turns grey. So, if you’re fresh out of ideas and need something that’s cheap and cheerful, why not choose a London museum to visit? Museums are a great place for your children to learn about lots of new things and for their imaginations to run a little wild. Have a read below to see some of the places where you can take a futuristic trip of discovery through prehistoric times.
A TRIP TO THE FUTURE
A family-friendly museum that’ll allow you and your children to trace space rocket history and watch 3D movies! With over 15 objects on display including a few world-famous ones, your kids will be in complete awe with all the future filled pieces on show. The Science Museum also offers interactive galleries!
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
The Natural History Museum allows you to take a walk into a prehistoric past, where you can see an astonishing blue whale skeleton, natural world stars that tell the story of evolution, and so much more. Exhibiting events take place all year round, all of which inspire a love of the natural world and will educate your children about the power of nature.
Founded in London’s Bethnal Green, this childhood museum houses a wide collection of childhood objects, ranging all the way back from the 13th century to the present day. With a range of toys, dolls and games on display, you’ll be able to see these traditional hand-crafted objects up close. The V&A Museum of Childhood also runs exhibitions and displays throughout the year that involve activities and workshops for youngsters.
The British Museum showcases a beautiful history of objects and artefacts that span over 2 million years of human history. View the treasures of the world like the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Sculptures and Egyptian Mummies. You can also entertain the little ones at the Digital Discovery Centre alongside other free events offered at the British Museum.
The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden and hosts plenty of exhibitions connecting various transportation with the history of London. Young transport enthusiasts will wonder around and see more than 80 vehicles, including a popular red bus. For all the family to enjoy, search for the interactive galleries where you can step aboard trains and buses and you can have a go on a tube driving simulator – exciting!
AHOY THERE MATEY
Little mermaids and pirates will love visiting the National Maritime Museum as there’s plenty to stimulate and engage young minds. For children under the age of 7, there’s an AHOY! Children’s Gallery, while older siblings can steer the ship to safety. Filled with stories of exploration, you’ll be able to listen to stories of sailors who encountered the great big blue first hand.