Best Museums in London for Families and Kids
Soak up some culture in London's loveliest museums for children
That said, museums can be can be difficult to navigate when accompanied by curious and enthusiastic minds. These are the best children's museums in the capital. Click here for the best activities and exhibitions for children in London on now.
The Natural History Museum
The history of the natural world: from the ancient dinosaurs to extinct creatures and new discoveries the world over are available to be picked through in this glorious Victorian building in South Kensington.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a recreation of Sherlock's famous study, as described in the books. Families step into an imaginary world where they can browse through Dr Watson's bedroom complete with his belongings and handwritten notes from the great detective.
Kids in London immerse themselves in a whole other world, filled with the relics of what life was like on board for the crew at war and at sea from WW2 until 1963.
Churchill War Rooms
Children step back in time at this London kids attraction, which leads visitors through a warren of war rooms, the Cabinet room, kitchens, sleepinq quarters and of course - the impressive new Churchill Museum set up in 2005.
V&A Museum of Childhood
V&A Museum of Childhood is all about families through the ages, whose lives and cultures are intelligently explored. The Museum houses Britain’s biggest collection of dolls’ houses, including the 1673 Nuremberg Dolls’ House, one of its most valuable exhibits.
London Transport Museum
Under 17s go free at the London Transport Museum, which houses a collection of vintage trains and buses, as well as a superb array of nostalgic London Underground posters and memorabilia.
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
The family friendly Dulwich Picture Gallery was the first purpose built gallery in the UK and boasts an impressive art collection that stretches back to the Renaissance and beyond.
Imperial War Museum
From the genesis of the First and Second World Wars to the Cold War (and an exhibition dedicated to the Holocaust) the Imperial War Museum guides children through the horror of war with artefacts and interactive displays for a truly immersive and eye-opening experience.
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The British Museum
The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture with a permanent collection numbering some 8 million works. It maybe the product of Imperialism, and jam-packed with treasures from around the world: a must see museum for tourists and young families in London.