Family visits

Ideas and materials for families

for families

Activity trails

Exciting free trails to follow at the Museum 

Gallery backpacks

Free activities in a backpack 

Art materials

Borrow crayons, pencils and pads. Just ask at the Families Desk in the Great Court

Highlight objects

12 objects to see with children 

Family guide

Challenge your family to complete fun, creative challenges around the Museum 

Family events and activities

New app for families

Take on Baron Ferdinand's Challenge, a free app based on the Museum's newest gallery, the Waddesdon Bequest.

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

Young Friends 

Young Friend event

Children aged 8–15 can join Young Friends for a chance to explore the Museum at night and many more activities

More about Young Friends 

See latest Young Friends events 

Exhibition visits

Discover special family-friendly activities at our temporary exhibitions. All special exhibitions are free for children.

See current exhibitions 


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

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 

Free digital workshops

Egyptian photo booth

Saturday 3 September, 11.00

Come to the Great Court to become an Egyptian pharaoh, god or dancer on a wall painting. Discover…

Game design workshop

Sunday 4 September, 11.00

Draw characters and settings inspired by Museum objects to feature in your own computer game. Then…

Game design workshop

Sunday 4 September, 14.00

Draw characters and settings inspired by Museum objects to feature in your own computer game. Then…

Visit the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre and discover free digital workshops for families every weekend.

More digital workshops 

Visiting with under 5s

underfives

Little Feet programme

Drop in to one of the free Little Feet sessions for under 5s. These sessions offer opportunities for creative play, making and exploring.

Upcoming Little Feet sessions 

Trails

Head off to the galleries to practise counting, look for colours and spot some shapes with one of the free under 5s trails.

More about trails 

Alfred the Explorer back packs

Borrow an Alfred the Explorer backpack full of things to help you explore and suggestions of things to do around the Museum.

More about back packs