Visit the Families Desk and Ford Centre
Collect backpacks and Museum explorer trails.
Families Desk opening times
Free – advance booking advised (except under 4s)
Families with children of all ages can enjoy a range of free gallery activities.
Experience the extraordinary collection in a safe environment, by finding out what activities and facilities are currently available.
Take on a Museum Mission featured in six galleries and challenge your family to a variety of tasks. At the weekends pick up an activity backpack, or a Museum explorer trail, from the Families Desk to guide you around the galleries on an in-depth exploration of the different times and cultures on display.
During school holidays, we run a range of playful and inspiring workshops that bring the stories in the Museum collection to life.
Under 5s and their carers are invited to join in with the Museum's Little Feet programme.
Our exhibition programme is free for children under 16, when accompanied by a paying adult.
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