Top tips for a great family day out at the Museum of London

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.


Plan your visit with one of our illustrated maps

Start from Farringdon, Blackfriars or Bank and discover the City of London before arriving to the museum

Download one (or all three!) of our Great Days Out maps

Designed in collaboration with designers Miss Gloria, these colourful itineraries will take you through a combination of hidden gems, beloved landmarks and outdoor spaces to fill your trip to the City of London with new discoveries.

Pick a starting point and click to download:

Learn more about our safety measures

Find out about what we're doing to make your visit safe in this handy video.

Charge your phone beforehand

A child looks into a display case and uses their phone during a supplementary school session.

Bring a phone with you to access exclusive content

While some galleries are closed, we still have lots for you to enjoy

While some areas of the museum might be closed at this time, we are doing our best to provide a digital alternative. 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!

Check out which areas of the museum are currently closed here.

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 from the packs here, or ask one of our friendly staff members to direct you to the packs when you visit.

Inside Benugo's cafe London Wall

Our Benugo café will be open for take away

Or you can eat your own lunch in our picnic area

Bring a picnic, or pick up some food here

Our Ellipse Hall café space will be available to use as an indoor lunch space, so bring your own picnic and enjoy your food in the heart of the museum!

Haven't brought food with you? Not to worry! You can pick up lunch or a snack at the Benugo entrance hall café and, from October half term, the Ellipse Hall café too. You can find out more on our Eating and Drinking page.

Travel light

At this time, our cloakroom and lockers won't be available to use, so remember to wear light clothes and bring minimal luggage. We also ask that, if you are bringing a buggy, you take it with you throughout your visit.

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 here.