Margot with Little Feet: Alfred the explorer backpack


Key information

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
Limited availability

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

Objects from the sensory backpack

Sensory support backpack

Resources and ideas to support young visitors with additional sensory needs in our busy Museum environment. 

Ages: 3–11

Cloisonne jar. From China. Ming dynasty, Xuande period (AD 1426-35).

Young artist backpack

Be inspired by Museum objects to practice your mark-making, then take your drawings home with you.

Ages: 3–7 

Head of a King, Statue, Egypt (Room 4)

Art backpack

Enjoy an opportunity to sketch in Museum galleries and take your drawings home with you.

Ages: 8–16

Little Feet: Alfred the explorer backpack

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.

Under 5s

Brass head of the Oba of Benin.

African adventure

Spot and match the animals, make an animal mask and identify pot designs while blindfolded.

Ages: 5–9

Black-figured amphora.

Life in ancient Greece

Dress up as an ancient Greek, try out children's games, and sniff the bottles to guess the smell.

Ages: 5–9

Egyptian mummy mask of Satdjehuty

Egyptian mummies

Identify amulets blindfolded, write your name in hieroglyphs and examine mummification materials. 

Ages: 7–11

Roman Britain Leadenhall street mosaic.

Jobs in Roman Britain

Match modern objects with ancient objects, write on a wax tablet and make a mosaic.

Ages: 7–11

Standard of Ur

Become an archaeologist

Record a skeleton, see cylinder seals, arrange ancient friezes and build a winged-lion.

Ages: 8–12

Double-headed turquoise serpent

Marvellous Mexico

Learn about Aztec gods, spin the Aztec calendar and make a turquoise mosaic.

Ages: 9–12