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Best Museums and Arts for Families

Family friendly museums and arts (Great Court, British Museum)Family friendly museums and arts (Great Court, British Museum)

From the world-class and often free museums of London to smaller- scale but no less compelling arts venues around the country, many offering dedicated children's activities, we've brought together the best cultural attractions for family days out.

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British Museum,

A vast repository of artefacts from cultures around the world, free to visit.

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Chatsworth House,

The 'jewel of the Peak District' offers masses of fun for younger visitors.

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London Transport Museum,

Plenty of interactives to get kids engaged by London's transport systems past, present and future.

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Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands,

Two free museums charting the fascinating history of London in general and as a port.

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National Museum of Scotland,

The history of Scotland presented in one excellent venue catering to everyone from tots up.

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Natural History Museum ,

London's vast Natural History Museum is an astonishing free resource for anyone interested in our planet.

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Science Museum,

An enormous free venue in London's 'Museumland', where fun and learning are inextricably linked.

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This UNESCO-listed ancient site retains its power to intrigue young and old alike.

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Tate Modern,

Modern and contemporary art from around the globe, presented with an eye for families and free to boot.

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Tower of London,

Bloodcurdling history comes to the fore at this atmospheric one-time royal dwelling.

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Windsor Castle,

A unique royal residence accessible to families via audio-tours and trails.

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World Museum Liverpool,

One of Britain's most wide-ranging museums, exploring everything from world cultures to bugs and sealife.

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