When you visit London, you might want to explore the famous British museums there that your kids can also enjoy. Here are some of the kid-friendly museums that you can visit during your British museum tours.
London Transport Museum
This museum is located at the heart of Covent Garden. The museum explores the culture and society of London since 1800 and the link between the growth of modern London and transport. When you visit the museum, you will see the world’s first underground steam train and the iconic red London bus. The entry to the London Transport Museum is free for all students under the age of 18.
National Maritime Museum
This is one of the best London museums that kids love. The museum offers a wide range of exhibits that engage and entertain young minds. The museum has 14 different galleries with each gallery showing how the experienced explorers were pushed to the extreme of human endurance. Visit the National Maritime Museum during your British museum guided tours and give your kids an opportunity to learn and experience the lives of great explorers like Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake.
Natural History Museum
For kids, the main attraction of the Natural History Museum is the life-sized blue whale and the roaring T-Rex dinosaur. One of the main features of the museum is that it conducts several temporary exhibitions every year, including the famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Kids love this museum because of its action-packed school holiday programs, plenty of interactive activities, family exhibitions, etc.
The Cartoon Museum
Located in Fitzrovia, The Cartoon Museum explores the original artworks from the past 2 centuries. The finest British cartoons, comics, animation, and caricatures are showcased in this museum. The museum has a collection of more than 6,000 artworks and 8,000 comics and books. The museum regularly conducts exhibitions with the aim of conserving and supporting new artworks.
The British Museum is one of the most visited museums in Europe. On an average, around six million people visit the museum every year. The museum’s exhibits include some of the world famous objects like Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and Parthenon sculptures.
Bank Of England Museum
The museum explores the history of the Bank of England since its start in the year 1694 and its role as the country’s central bank. The museum’s exhibits include gold bars from ancient times, modern market bars, a unique collection of coins and banknotes, pikes and muskets used for defending the bank, etc.