Children's Museums in London

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Children's Museums in London

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  • B B
    Glasgow, UK6 contributions
    Great place to visit and very informative. Just a short walk from the tube station. Unfortunately the flight simulators were broken when we arrived. The RAF have funded the entire F35 programme from the profits of the cafe. Over £3 for a plain cheese sandwich !!!!! Bring your own food to avoid this total rip off. There were plenty of toilets and all in all a very good attraction.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Dagmar B
    12 contributions
    This place explains very well the jewish culture and tradition. Good to visit with children. The Guide answer your questions.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • rosco2
    London, UK283 contributions
    East to get to. No charge for entry. Good shop. Cafe on ground floor, decent coffee, well priced healthy food for kids. Access to toilets via lift and stairs.

    This museum is closing in mid May for a 2 year refurb we were told. Lots of stuff we remember despite being of an age - my 70 birthday - of relatively little for children unless you had a very wealthy background. The refurb is probably needed as we could see that exhibits were in rather dated cabinets.

    So many things we could remember and toys we would be happy to donate but of course they won’t accept until the museum is refurbed. Such is life. It’s a joy...get down there before mid May!
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Michelle G
    Norwich, UK5 contributions
    We visited with our 3 year old. All the story times slots were booked out when I booked online. But it was half term, so expected!!! We arrived just at opening time, the reception desk was very busy and seemed understaffed, but the staff working were lovely, and trying their best.
    Our daughter had the a really good time. She enjoyed the 2 rooms available and we were lucky with the weather so we also played outside. I would say the rooms are basically fun play rooms, in need of a little work and the outside area was great, but did have rubbish around.
    She loves books, she enjoyed the little reading nooks both rooms had! We were a little bored, to be honest - but again, it wasn’t a place aimed at parents, it’s for kids and she really loved it. We stayed about 2 hours and she wasn’t bored once. We also picked up some lovely books in the little shop. Again, waited a while to pay, as reception staff were working hard to deal with everyone.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • Master Jonjon
    London, UK344 contributions
    ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARY.
    A review of engineering works on tap water, flood prevention and sewer systems.

    Attraction within 5-min walk:
    Guards Museum
    Jewel Tower
    Pyx Chamber (Westminster Abbey)
    Chapter House (Westminster Abbey)

    WHERE TO START.
    Exhibits not in any particular order—although, you can start with a "hut" at the end of the corridor, which loops on with an intro video. The clip will run through engineering inventions throughout history, from lighthouses to combustion engines and from post war urban design to recent discoveries.

    HIDDEN GEMS.
    Behind the hut is a hidden corner dedicated to Joseph Bazalgette, designer of London's sewer system (opened 1866).

    Fun fact—The system contributed to the end of London's pandemic cholera outbreaks.

    (Interested in this part of history? Travel west for a detailed discussion from the London Museum of Water and Steam.)

    OUT OF SERVICES.
    A VR headset experience is suspended during our WARS outbreak.
    Written 26 June 2020
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  • Love and laughter 😍
    London, UK151 contributions
    Went here on Friday ahead of meeting my friend locally for lunch. The famous big red bus wasn’t there due to covid and some exhibitions were missing but that didn’t detract from the wonderful experience. Warm welcome, temperature check on arrival and the two members of staff couldn’t do enough. You could tell they are passionate about living in Hackney and how it has developed through the ages. They were also very informative about up and coming events and spoke passionately about how the young school children love coming here. Museum is small, just on one level but well worth a visit. I feel the photos don’t do it enough justice!
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • millypoppymo
    Barnet, UK40 contributions
    The pod is an amazing space. Very space age with great interactive educational games. My kids are 8 and 6 and they enjoyed this immensely. Afterwards we went to one of the lecture theatres for a talk one the subject we went for - gut feeling. It was a great talk, lots of audience participation and interaction. But at 1hr I felt perhaps trimming it to 45mins or so would have made it even better. Staff there very enthusiastic and friendly. Great experience.
    Written 31 May 2017
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  • Amy C
    London, UK348 contributions
    Fun trip to a childhood favourite in west London good shop caffs nearby not too dear victorian toys and dolls
    Written 20 December 2020
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