London Museums for Kids

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Before visiting a museum, check the website to make sure it has reopened since the Covid-19 lockdown.

London is full of amazing museums, and kids are especially well served. They varying dramatically in terms of size and overall feel, from the imposing and world class British Museum to the niche London Transport Museum.

Coming into summer, most museums are starting to reopen after the Covid-19 related lockdown, which is a real relief for London-based parents with kids to entertain over the holidays.

To help you make the best choice, we have summarised the events below as a map and a list. Most musuems are free, but where they charge, we have given an indication of cost for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids.

Have fun!

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List of London Museums for Kids

NameNearest stationCost for 2 adults + 2 children
Bank of England Museum
British Museum
Tottenham Court RoadFree
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
Cutty Sark
Greenwich (Overground, DLR, boat)£45
Golden Hinde
London Bridge
London Bridge£15
HMS Belfast
London Bridge
London Bridge/Tower Hill£48.6
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Forest Hill
Forest Hill (Overground)Free
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth North/Elephant & CastleFree
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden
Covent Garden£36
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands
Canary Wharf (Tube/boat)Free
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich (Overground, DLR, boat)Free
Natural History Museum
South Kensington
South KensingtonFree
Science Museum
South Kensington
South KensingtonFree
The Cartoon Museum
Oxford Circus£17