Five Child-friendly Museums in London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: July 21st, 2016

The English capital is one of the most visited cities in the world but not all travelers that come to the city are adults. Here are the most child-friendly museum of London.

  1. HMS BelfastThe HMS Belfast was once part of the Imperial War Museums. It is one of Europe’s best preserved ships of war that took part in World War II. All nine decks of the vessel are open to the public and display items and photographs that showcase the life on the ship. The most interesting areas of the museum are the Shell Rooms and Operations Rooms. Visitors can also get into one of the gun turrets and experience the sensation of a soldier who is protecting the HMS Belfast from enemy attacks. All children aged 15 and under get to enter into the museum for free.
  2. The Geffrye, Museum of Home – Shortly known as the Geffrye, this is one of the city’s most charming museums. It is dedicated to the evolution of households during the last millennia. It displays a large collection of vintage to modern day furnishings and household items. It also organises an abundance of child-friendly activities which are both fun and educative to kids. So, if you have just moved to London via man and van services and you want to reward your children for their patience, you should definitely take them to the Geffrye.
  3. The British Museum – The British Museum is beyond any doubt Britain’s finest and most visited museum. It was established in 1753 and presently has one of the largest collections of historic and cultural artifacts in the world. It also frequently organises free and amusing events from children of all ages and hosts special tours for students from both primary and secondary schools. Amongst the museum’s most notable relics are:
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • The Parthenon Sculptures
  • Several Egyptian Mummies
  • The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Helmet
  • The head of Amenhotep II
  • The Lewis Chessmen
  1. London Transport Museum – This astonishing museum is dedicated to the connection between transportation vehicles and the immense growth of the English capital since the early 19th century. It houses from then 80 vehicles including the world’s first underground steam train and one of the renowned Red London Buses. It has as child-friendly interactive area which allows kids to learn more about the different vehicles and how important they are in a modern day society. The London Transport Museum is free for everybody under the age of 18. So, you should visit it with your children once you arrange the final details with the man and van contractors that aided you with your relocation.
  2. Natural History Museum – Housed in one of London’s most beautiful edifices, the Natural History Museum was founded in 1881 and is visited by over five million people on a yearly basis. It’s most famous section is the dinosaur gallery which tends to impress children extremely. Just like the British Museum, it organised specialised kid’s tour during which children can learn more about the former and current wildlife of our planet.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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