Weekends and school holidays
See London Borough of Camden school holiday dates
Available from 10.30–15.00
Up to 90 minutes to complete
Families desk in Great Court
£10 deposit required
Explore the Museum galleries with a themed backpack filled with intriguing items and fun activities.
Art materials are available to borrow and all drawings can go home with you to make an instant art display.
There's a dedicated backpack for our under 5s visitors with tools and tips to help you make the most of your Museum visit.
Visitors aged 6 and over can enjoy the activity backpacks which explore different cultures through a series of hands-on activities.
Information is available to support visits for families with additional sensory needs. For backpack information, download the gallery backpack guide.
There are 8 backpack themes available for collection
Sensory support backpack
Resources and ideas to support young visitors with additional sensory needs in our busy Museum environment.
Young artist backpack
Be inspired by Museum objects to practice your mark-making, then take your drawings home with you.
Enjoy an opportunity to sketch in Museum galleries and take your drawings home with you.
Little feet: Alfred the explorer
A backpack for under 5s and their families, for use in any area of the Museum.
If you're visiting during the week in term-time, you can collect your backpack from the Ford Centre for Young Visitors.
Spot and match the animals, make an animal mask and identify pot designs while blindfolded.
Life in ancient Greece
Dress up as an ancient Greek, try out children's games, and sniff the bottles to guess the smell.
Identify amulets blindfolded, write your name in hieroglyphs and examine mummification materials.
Jobs in Roman Britain
Match modern objects with ancient objects, write on a wax tablet and make a mosaic.
Become an archaeologist
Record a skeleton, see cylinder seals, arrange ancient friezes and build a winged-lion.
Learn about Aztec gods, spin the Aztec calendar and make a turquoise mosaic.