There is so much to do in London whether you are visiting for a day or coming for a trip one of your days should be spent at one of the many museums that London has to offer. Although the majority of visitors will head to the museums on a rainy day – it’s best to visit when it’s nice outside as they are less crowded. As an adult, you will get something out of all of the museums but with kids there are some that are better than others for them and they will love. These are in order of my favourite Museums for Kids in London that we’ve visited with our kids aged 4 and 5 over the last 2 years so great for young children but as an adult I enjoyed them all as well.
Natural History Museum
By far my favourite museum, I’ve been as a child multiple times – a benefit for originally coming from outer London, as a teen a couple of times, whilst at University studying for my masters as a regular visitor (a lot of conferences were held at the Zoological Society Buildings) and now as a parent. Things have changed and some have stayed the same but the bones of the places make it magical for children. We recently visited for mine and T’s birthday and had a wonderful time so we wrote it up on Rainy Day Mum and I encourage you to pop over and discover about the attractions that the kids loved and some of our top tips for making the most of your day there.
Located right next door to the Natural History Museum – although you will need at least a day in each and won’t have seen everything in that time, this has always been a favourite of mine because of the interactive experience that you get from it as well as the educational side of it. Unlike some museums, it’s not boring and there is so much to do. From finding out about the moon to investigating materials, it’s hands-on fun for the kids and you.
On of the many art galleries around London the Tate Modern is FUN – there is so much to see it’s bright, it’s vibrant and they think of the kids as well there are family activities and at the weekends and Friday’s during school vacations there is a sculpture that children and you can interact and become part of as well as a sonic art experience and Family activities.
There are many more but these 3 stand out as fun for kids as well as for adults and ones that we return to time and time again.