There is so much to do in London with kids, whether you are visiting for a day or coming for a trip one of your days should be spent at one of the many museums. Picking which ones to go to can be a challenge as there are so many different ones to choose from. However, we’ve done some of the hard work and picked 3 of our favourites to visit with kids and shared them below. So here we go, 3 of the best Museums for Kids in London.
London Museums with Kids
As a child I loved visiting the museums in London there was so much to explore and experience.
I put down to my love of history due to the British Museum, nature to The Natural History Museum and art because of visiting the numerous galleries and Tate Modern in London.
Now we have kids we do try and visit London at least a couple of times a year and try and fit in a museum visit at least once during the trips.
Although inevitable there is the call for a visit to our family favourite and number 1 in our list of top museums to visit with kids in London. The Natural History Museum.
The other 2 on this list have certainly caught our eye and we love exploring them.
A huge bonus of many of the museums in London is that they are free to enter just asking for a donation. Which makes them an affordable activity in the capital which otherwise could be expensive.
Natural History Museum – London
By far our favourite museum in London is the Natural History Museum.
As a child, teen and university student I visited the museum regularly and used to have my favourite parts. I loved the collections on the upper floor.
The kids though they love the Geology Section as well as the Bugs and Dinosaurs.
Last time we visited I was really excited as finally got to see the Human Evolution exhibit and the skeleton of Lucy.
British Museum with Kids
From nature to history. The British museum has to be one of the most beautiful buildings to visit as well as filled with historical artefacts that amaze and astound.
I hadn’t visited since I was a child. But this year we decided that we would take a visit to the museum whilst staying in London.
It was even better than I remember.
Our kids loved the Egyptian displays learning about Mummification, how archaeologist deciphered the hieroglyphics with the Rosetta Stone and about the life in ancient Egypt.
From the guide, we got at the entrance to the museum they were also drawn to the exhibits about the Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America.
The Mayan display catching their eye and leading to our decision this summer to head off on a Mexican Road Trip to explore the realm of the Mayans in more detail.
Tate Modern On the South Bank
The tate modern was the first museum I took the kids to when they were toddlers.
As they loved to create I knew a museum that was specifically for modern art would be great but I didn’t realise how much more there is for the kids as well.
With daily family activities as well as special events and interactive exhibits you and your children can really get immersed in the experience.
However, half the fun was looking at the paintings and sculptures.
Like ‘The Snail’ by Henry Matisse, which as the older one said at the time. “Mummy I can make like that!”
Museums are always popular especially when it rains – so if these are crowded or the lines to long then check out our activities to do in the rain in London with kids for other ideas of places to visit.