London is a city that has something amazing to indulge in for people of all ages, and kids are no exception. With so many museums to explore in the city, there’s sure to be one that will capture your little ones’ imagination. From the natural history wonders of the Natural History Museum to the interactive exhibits of the Science Museum, this list of London’s museums is your guide to planning right and spending some quality time with your kids, away from home.
Natural History Museum
If your child is a big fan of dinosaurs, the National History Museum is a must-visit.
The museum houses one of the world’s most famous dinosaur exhibits, including the very first T-rex fossil to be discovered. The National History Museum is divided into four zones, each of which explores a different aspect of the natural world. The Blue Zone is home to splendid dinosaur displays and the life-size model of a blue whale. The Red Zone is dedicated to geology and takes you on a journey to Earth’s centre. The Green Zone explores the world of plants, while the Yellow Zone is dedicated to animals.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, this Museum, only minutes away from your luxurious hotel in Paddington, has free entry but make sure you book your slot in advance. They also host a variety of events that you can look out for, making the perfect day out for your kids.
Start off the day right with a Hearty breakfast in Paddington and head to the museum that makes science super fun. The Science Museum attracts a whopping 3 million visitors each year and is a great place to learn about scientific inventions and discoveries in a unique and interactive way. The museum has exhibits for people of all ages, including a special gallery for kids under the age of five and the Pattern Pod for children up to eight years old. The museum also has a variety of other exhibits, including the Space Gallery, the Medicine Gallery, and the Energy Gallery that you can explore for free.
Our top pick would be the real Apollo 10 command module, a spectacular display at the Space Gallery, but make sure to make advanced bookings to avoid last minute hustle.
The Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
The Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is a historic spot in Hampstead, London. This house is open to visitors and offers an array of activities for families with young children where the kids can dress up in costumes from different eras, a cosy reading corner, a museum trail, and the very fascinating ‘Bach to Baby Class.’
The Royal Air Force Museum
The Royal Air Force Museum London houses a collection of over 100 aircraft displays, including the one and only life-size model of the F-35 Fighter jet. The museum also has a variety of interactive exhibits for the kids wherein, the Bomb Bay TV shows you the inside of a Vulcan bomber and the 4D theatre with dynamic seating and special effects for a truly immersive experience.
Additionally, there are several free interactive exhibits for youngsters where they can even learn to pilot an aircraft at the Aeronauts Interactive Centre and so much more.
With so many incredible experiences in store for the kids at these museums in London, it almost becomes too important to include at least one of these museums on your family trip to London. So, don’t wait and start planning your trip, now!