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Family favourites


Don't forget that we offer a huge range of free, fun events just for families

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  • Children during a supplementary schools visit playing an object game.

    Yes or no?

    Choose a favourite object and see if others can guess it by asking only questions answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’.


  • Children studying a case during a supplementary school visit to the Museum of London.

    Remember, remember...

    Study a single case of objects during your visit, and then turn around and see how many objects within it you can name.

    Peep at the end to see what you forgot!

  • A girl viewing an object during a supplementary schools visit to the Museum of London.

    Colour hunt!

    Everyone chooses a colour or material (remember that modern materials like plastic haven’t been around long!). Search galleries for objects the same colour or material.

    Younger children might like to look for shapes as well as colours.

  • A child looks at a modern artwork during visit to the Galleries of Modern London.

    Galleries of Modern London activity sheet

    All aboard for an amazing time-travel journey through London! This fun sheet for 4-7 year olds covers all our lower floor galleries.

  • Sparky the cat is based on real eyewitness accounts of the Great Fire of London- and you can find her in our family-friendly exhibition!

    Visiting Fire! Fire! with kids?

    Here's a potted summary of everything you'll need to know to plan a stress-free visit.

    How long will it take? Is it scary? It's all answered here!

  • A parent and small child using an activity trail in a gallery.

    Under 5s explorers

    Become a museum explorer with one of our under 5s backpacks filled with games, toys and puzzles to help you delve into our galleries.

    Pick one up for free from the front desk when you arrive.

  • A child looks in a museum case whilst doing activities during a supplementary schools visit.

    Bags of fun!

    Borrow one of our Roman or Medieval activity bags to use during your visit. What did Romans eat, and what did people wear in Tudor London? Find out as you explore!

    Suitable for ages 7+ - just request at our front desk on arrival.

Family facilities


Lockers for all your bits and pieces for £1 per use

Cafe and restaurants

Our cafés have kids’ menus, highchairs, and a buggy room. Our restaurant has kids’ menus, highchairs and a kids eat free offer!

Picnic area

We have indoor spaces for you to eat your own picnics at weekends and during school holidays from 10am – 5.50pm

Baby changing

We have baby-changing facilities to help keep all our visitors happy, even the littlest!

Family accessibility

The museum is fully accessible to our buggy and wheelchair users