The Helen Hamlyn Trust Museum Explorer trails

Museum explorer trails

Key information

Weekends and school holidays

See London Borough of Camden school holiday dates

Available from 10.30–16.00

Museum explorer trails take 30–40 minutes to complete

Families desk in Great Court

If closed, the Information Desk in the Great Court will have copies


Our Museum explorer trails take you on a fascinating journey of exploration and discovery around the Museum.

On the way you'll track down some amazing treasures and see some fascinating objects from human history.

There will be objects to find, questions to answer and ideas to discuss.

When you've finished come back to the Families Desk to get your trail stamped and then try out some of the suggested follow-up activities at home.

Visit the Families desk and choose from eight activity trails

Hamlyn trail colour and shape

Colour and shape

Travel to Africa to meet Mammy Wata. Discover wonderful colours, shapes and patterns.

Ages: 3–5


Hamlyn trail time to count

Time to count

Dance, laugh and practise your counting as you embark on an exciting journey through Asia!

Ages: 3–5

Hamlyn trail ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Wander through thousands of years of Greek history to find out how life and art changed across the centuries. 

Ages: 6+

Hamlyn trail ancient Britain

Ancient Britain

Take a trip through thousands of years of British history to find out how life has changed across the centuries. 

Ages: 6+ 

Hamlyn trail ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Journey down the Nile to discover why it was so important in ancient Egypt. 

Ages: 6+

Hamlyn trail Africa around the world

Africa around the World

Take a trip through thousands of years to discover how Africa has shaped the world.

Ages: 6+

Hamlyn trail Japan

Journey Across Japan

Discover ancient and modern objects of a fascinating and flourishing nation as you journey across Japan.

Ages: 6+ 

Hamlyn trail fantastic creatures

Fantastic Creatures

Voyage around the world to discover how people have painted, carved, hunted and farmed animals throughout history.

Ages: 6+