Family visits

Free digital workshops every weekend in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Fun family photos

Saturday 17 October, 11.00

Learn green screen technology skills to create a picture of your family interacting with the…

Exploring Egyptian mummies

Sunday 18 October, 11.00

Explore digital skills used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians,…

Every drawing tells a story

Saturday 24 October, 11.00

As part of the Big Draw at the British Museum, develop your drawing skills using a range of exciting…

More digital workshops 

Family events and activities at the Museum 

Night at the Museum

Explore behind the scenes, find the real objects from the film and discover the Museum at night

Find out more 


Family events at the Museum

Take advantage the Museum's range of family-friendly activities throughout autumn and winter.

See the family events calendar 


Families enewsletter

Sign-up for regular emails about family events and activities

Facilities for families

Ford Centre

Families Desk

Visit the Families Desk in the Great Court to borrow activities and for advice on your visit.

Open weekends and every day during London Borough of Camden school holidays.

Picnic area and cafés

Please note: most of the Ford Centre will be closed 26 – 29 May 2015 for essential works.

Families picnic area at the Ford Centre 
Enjoy child-friendly food at the Museum cafés 
Kids eat free at the Gallery Café 

Buggies and cloakrooms

Buggies are free of charge in the cloakroom, located to the west of the Main entrance.

More facilities for families 

Exhibition visits


All exhibitions are free for children

See current exhibitions