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  • a family group looking at a stuffed toy rat in costume in the Sailortown gallery

    Tail trail map

    Pick up a blank family tree and map from the Family Desk when you arrive and find Riley Ratcliffe's relatives on a visit the museum.

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    Family highlights map

    Use this map to find your way around the museum and see the displays, activities and areas especially for families.

  • The cast of Dodger, a BBC TV series.

    Dodger: A family adventure

    Explore the museum’s collections by taking part in our brand new trail for families based on the BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, Dodger.

  • 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.

Family facilities


Lockers are available, just ask a member of staff for directions


Our café is open for snacks, drinks and hot beverages between 10am-4.30pm

Picnic area

Our Lee Boo Room has seating for those wanting to bring their own food at weekends and in school holidays

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 family gallery

You will need to book a ticket to access Mudlarks