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Top tips for a great family day out

Whether this is your first time at the museum or you've been through our doors before, here's our guide to make your visit a day out to remember.


Visitors at the Museum of London Docklands

There's plenty to discover for all ages

Plan your route

Whether you're using public transport, your bike or your car, take a look at the map before setting out to the Museum of London Docklands.

Take in the sights of the Docks with a stroll alongside the river, make a day out of it by checking out what our friends at Canal & River Trust are up to or discover the network of waterways in the area on a longer walk. You can also cycle to the museum and park here - there are plenty of bike racks at the front, and some more just at the back of our building.

Charge your phone beforehand


Bring a phone with you to access exclusive content

We have lots of special digital content for you to enjoy!

When you see a QR code in our galleries, you may use your phone to access online content to enrich your experience, so don't forget to charge your smartphone beforehand!

Grab a free family pack

Our wonderful Families team has put together a free family pack to take around on your visit!

You can download and print the 'Family challenger' game, or ask one of our friendly staff members to direct you to the packs when you visit.

Bring a picnic, or pick up some food here

You can pick up lunch or a snack at the entrance hall café. There is also plenty of outside space, where you can enjoy a snack from the café or have a picnic if you've brought food with you.

You can find out more on our eating and drinking page.

Download and print an activity sheet

Print off one of our free activity sheets and bring them along on the day of your visit:

What are you most excited to discover? Let us know by using #MuseumofFundon on social media!

We hope you're looking forward to your visit as much as we are to welcoming you to the museum! Plan your visit.