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

Best Museums and Arts for Families

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.

Our hand-picked selection

British Museum

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

Chatsworth House

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

London Transport Museum

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

Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands

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

National Museum of Scotland

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

Natural History Museum

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

Science Museum

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


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

Tate Modern

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

Tower of London

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

Windsor Castle

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

World Museum Liverpool

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

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