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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.

  • People browse the Sainsbury Study Centre displays.

    Sainsbury's activity sheet

    Learn about keeping shop with these fun activities to do in the Sainsbury Study Centre area of the museum during your visit.

  • A parent and small child using a family trail around a Museum of London Docklands gallery.

    Shapes trail for under 5s

    Explore the galleries to find shapes in this simple, accessible trail for little ones.

  • 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 (£5 refundable deposit).

  • A child doing a hands-on activity during a families session.

    Bags of fun!

    Set sail on an adventure through our galleries with our free activity bags. Shop in the Sailortown streets, create a portrait and discover treasures from all around the world!

    Suitable for ages 7+ - just ask at our front desk on arrival (£5 refundable deposit).

Family facilities


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

Cafe and restaurants

Our café has kids’ menus, highchairs, buggy-parking, bottle-warming and books and colouring for little ones. 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

Mudlarks interactive gallery

Our children’s gallery brings London’s docks to life with hands-on activities, moving models, soft play and a watery zone!