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FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSEUMS AROUND LONDON

Here are some family friendly museums around London which are interesting and great fun for your whole family!

The Science Museum

Show your children that science can be very exciting and imaginative; the museum is suitable for any age group, attracting millions of visitors each year. Some of their highlights include an interactive Wonderlab gallery which is open daily to fuel their imagination and immerse them in a world of wonder. Other features include a Summer of Space Festival running from May till September 2019 to celebrate the history of human space and to look at where future innovations may take us. Entry to the Science Museum is free and it is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

THE Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has one of the world’s most famous dinosaur exhibits, treasures from more than 80 million specimens can be seen across its many galleries. Other features include a world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and after-hours events programme including silent discos and dinosaur sleepovers.  The museum is perfect for family fun with its regular exhibitions and interactive activities. Entry to the museum is free however there are some admission charges to special events and exhibitions. It is open daily 10:00 to 17:30.

The V&A Museum

The V&A museum is known to having some of the world’s greatest art and design. It has multiple galleries to explore from Medieval Renaissance, to breath-taking jewellery and stunning British art and design. You and the family can take advantage of the free activities and events at the museum daily. At weekends you can experience pop-up performances and making activities. Entry to the museum is free and it is open daily 10:00 to 17:45 and till 22:00 on Fridays.

The Imperial War Museum

The museum has multiple exhibitions such as ‘Culture Under Attack’ which includes lives music, performances, talks and ‘The Holocaust’ exhibition. You and the family can experience storytelling workshops about the role sport have played in conflict over the last 100 years and you can even create and feature in your own mini-documentary as well as meeting war veterans and eyewitnesses. Entry is free and doors are open 10:00 to 18:00 every day.

The British Museum

Visit to be impressed by its multiple galleries; the Egyptian mummies tend to be very popular especially with children. Why not try their digital workshops and daily activities including trails, backpacks, object handling and art material! The museum is free and open daily 10:00 to 17:30. However on Fridays it is open until 20:30.

The V&A Museum of Childhood

The museum holds multiple childhood collections and has activity stations with Lego, sandpits and board games to allow children to play! The museum also holds daily activities including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling as well as open play for under-fives. Entry is free and it is open daily from 10:00 to 17:45.

The London Transport Museum

Watch as you are immersed in the fascinating history of transport over the years. They offer guided tours and a chance to have some fun with your family traveling on their steam train through London. The museum also includes an under-fives play area and multiple exhibitions to explore. Your children can receive free entry while an adult ticket is priced at £16.50 online and £18 on the door. The museum is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00.

The National Army Museum

The National Army Museum has a great focus on activities for children of all ages, from an interactive tank experience to manning the guns and taking command of a battle. Other activities include picking up a mission handbook and collecting stickers each week to win a prize. The museum hosts a range of exhibitions, talks, tours and workshops. They have a play base area with an assault course and a soft play area which is perfect for if you have small children.

So the question is, where will their imagination take you at the Royal Garden Hotel?

 

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