Free gallery backpacks

Available every weekend throughout the year.

Please note that gallery backpacks will not be available 18–22 February during the half term.

Free, a deposit of £10 is required

Available from the Families desk in the Great Court

*London Borough of Camden school holidays calendar:
12 Feb 2018 – 16 Feb 2018
30 Mar 2018 – 13 Apr 2018
28 May 2018 – 1 June 2018
26 July 2018 – 3 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018 – 26 Oct 2018
24 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019
8 April 2019 – 22 April 2019

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Each activity backpack can take up to 90 minutes to complete, and there is limited availability.

Little feet: Alfred the explorer

A backpack for under 5s and their families for use in any area of the Museum.

Visiting during the week in term-time? Collect your backpack from the Ford Centre for Young Visitors.
Suitable for under 5s

African adventure

Spot and match the animals, make an animal mask, and identify pot designs while blindfolded.
Suitable for ages 5–9

Life in ancient Greece

Dress up as an ancient Greek, try out children’s games, and sniff the bottles and guess the smell!
Suitable for ages 5–9

Egyptian Mummy

Identify amulets blindfolded, write your name in hieroglyphs, and examine mummification materials.
Suitable for ages 7–11

Jobs in Roman Britain

Match modern objects with ancient objects, write on a wax tablet, and make a mosaic.
Suitable for ages 7–11

Become an archaeologist

Record a skeleton, see cylinder seals, arrange ancient friezes, and build a winged-lion.
Suitable for ages 8–12

Marvellous Mexico

Learn about Aztec gods, spin the Aztec calendar, and make a turquoise mosaic. 
Suitable for ages 8–12

egyptian mummy

Egyptian mummy