We think Museums are part of what makes London one of the best cities in the world to visit with kids. Originating from the Victorian collectors of the British Empire, London’s amazing museums are great places to inspire kids to get more interested in history and science.
Luckily time has not stood still since Victorian times, with the development of interactive ways to engage visitors. Most, if not all of the major London museums have a strong focus on family-friendly activities. Visiting London museums with our own kids for years, we hope our reviews will be helpful when planning your next museum visit in London.
Museums in West London
The enormous volume of objects gathered by the passionate collectors of the British Empire forms the foundation of London’s Amazing Museums. In South Kensington, you’ll find the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum right next to each other on the same street.
Museums in East London
On the opposite side of town, in the South East of London, you’ll find the Royal Museums of Greenwich. This cluster of museums is made up of National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory which are all excellent family-friendly choices. On the other side of the river, just next to Canary Wharf, you’ll find the Museum of Docklands which has a fantastic interactive area for toddlers called The Mudlark Gallery. If you want to mix in some outside time with your kids, check our favourite City-Farms and Playgrounds which you’ll find plenty of in East London. A bit further south of Greenwich, you’ll find the Horniman Museum where you can combine a nice mix of outdoor and indoor activities.
Museums in the City of London
If you are interested in London’s history, we highly recommend the Museum of London where you can follow the history of the city from the early beginnings and learn how Saxons, Romans, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark on the city. And if you’re into Viking history like we are, don’t forget to check our list of Viking Places in London! For adults and kids fascinated by the iconic London tube-network, red buses and black cabs, London Transport Museum is a must-see.
The Natural History Museum (NHM) is part of the cluster of big national museums in West London. Along with the Science Museum and the Victoria …