Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (32 miles)
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Museum dedicated to aviation heritage and the areas significant contribution to air science and research with interactive exhibitions and a kids corner.
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (32 miles)
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery
Housed in an Elizabethan manor house, our museum is one of the best in the South-East. See our 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy; journey through time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth (and Maidstone) as well as local, archaeological and regimental history. There’s always something to see and do!
The Historic Dockyard Chatham (33 miles)
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
- is a unique, 80 acre, maritime heritage destination offering exciting maritime galleries, attractions and an amazing programme of temporary exhibitions and school holiday activities.
Central Museum (36 miles)
Southend on Sea
Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (36 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Southend Pier Museum (36 miles)
Southend On Sea
Southend Pier Museum
boasts an exciting range of vintage train and tram carriages plus pictorial memorabilia, penny slot machines and period costumes.
Museum of English Rural Life (37 miles)
Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside
Finchcocks Musical Museum (37 miles)
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Probably best for the less boisterous types, those who have an interest in music will be enthralled by the wonderful historic collection of instruments, and can arrange to play some by request. Please note the limited public opening times.
Buckinghamshire County Museum (37 miles)
Buckinghamshire County Museum
The museum showcases the County's rich heritage alongside a changing programme of exhibitions in the Buckinghamshire Art Gallery and they also have the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (please note this operates on limited times).
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (37 miles)
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery
In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild!
Reading Museum (37 miles)
Reading Museum Service offers learning experiences that are fun and suitable for all the family. From the serious student to the youngest child, all levels are catered for. We offer opportunities for both formal and informal learning including the chance to handle real objects.
Royston Museum (38 miles)
is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Saffron Walden Museum (39 miles)
Saffron Walden Museum
We are a family-friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (41 miles)
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (41 miles)
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
A woodland where you can wander amongst a collection of prehistoric reconstruction buildings. A woldfowl reserve with an amazing collection of ducks, geese, swans and a Motor Museum with a superb collection of vintage and classic cars.
Bentley also has a range of resident craftworkers, a fun childrens...
Imperial War Museum Duxford (42 miles)
Imperial War Museum Duxford
One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events...
The National Museum of Computing (43 miles)
The National Museum of Computing
- is a museum housing the world's largest selection of working vintage computers. It tells the story of computing from the 1940s Colossus computer through the monster mainframes of the 1970s, home computers of the 1980s to the Touchtable of the present. Most machines are working and many are hands-on.
Curtis Museum (45 miles)
One of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of history Displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and Hop picking and brewing.
Amberley Working Museum (46 miles)
Amberley Working Museum
contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transported-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection and the village garage, to industry based collections, also has narrow gauge train running round the site.
Milestones - Living History Museum (46 miles)
Milestones - Living History Museum
Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
John Bunyan Museum (46 miles)
John Bunyan Museum
A must for kids studying local history, a visit will let you help out with their schoolwork and spend some quality time together. Special quizzes and hands-on trails take them through BunyanâÂÂs amazing life at their own pace
Toy and Model Museum (47 miles)
Toy and Model Museum
Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of Toys and Models.
There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery (47 miles)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Hove Museum is one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east with an unusual Indian gateway in its grounds. It houses one of the finest craft collections in the country.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (47 miles)
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery
Set in the heart of the city's cultural quarter, Brighton Museum is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings. Entrance is free.
Milton Keynes Museum (48 miles)
Milton Keynes Museum
Try the working period telephones and switchboards. Visit the Victorian Parlour and Schoolroom. Listen to an air raid in the Museum's Anderson Shelter. Make toast in the period kitchen. Visit the street of period shops. Visit the Hall of Transport. The Museum's local social history collections allow...
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (48 miles)
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways
Highly realistic models recall the landscape of the period and trains provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time and how they operated. Enjoy an informative and interactive 90 minute tour covering three indoor galleries.
Yesterdays World (49 miles)
The whole family will enjoy discovering 150,000 nostalgic British artefacts from the past 125 years including virtual and interactive exhibits. Journey through history with superbly recreated life size street scenes and shop displays, with evocative sounds and smells of the past.
The Fitzwilliam Museum (49 miles)
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (49 miles)
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Family friendly museum with lots to see including costumes, toys, a Victorian childrens nursery and lots of workshops and activities for families.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (49 miles)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history, plenty of it dinosaur related. Try the Trail after!
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (49 miles)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
- holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
Kettles Yard (50 miles)
Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials.
Museum of Cambridge (50 miles)
Museum of Cambridge
is a local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, including a children’s attic playroom, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to...
Cambridge Museum of Technology (50 miles)
Cambridge Museum of Technology
The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum (51 miles)
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum tells the story of Buckingham and north Bucks rural life, including the Flora Thompson Collection (Lark Rise to Candleford author) and Buckinghamshire Military Trust exhibits. A number of the original cells form part of the museum visitor's experience.
Natural History Museum Colchester (51 miles)
Natural History Museum Colchester
A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities.
Colchester Castle Museum (51 miles)
Colchester Castle Museum
Lots of hands-on exhibits of appeal to children and adults alike. Displays on castle prisons, medieval and norman colchester - lots going on.
Hollytrees Museum (51 miles)
Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history.
Littlehampton Museum (52 miles)
A popular family attraction packed full of social history, inspiring art and fun interactive gadgets for all ages. Discover how Romans lived, learn about dramatic shipwrecks or enjoy one of our family friendly events! Group visits are welcomed, along with schools studying a wide range of topics, just contact...
Museum of Oxford (52 miles)
Museum of Oxford
is a free museum about the history of Oxford and its people. Families can explore the interactive galleries and come along to monthly family craft workshops in the learning centre to handle real objects.
Museum of the History of Science (52 miles)
Museum of the History of Science
A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the worldâs oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Oxford
Modern Art Oxford (52 miles)
Modern Art Oxford
Introduces children of all ages to the Gallery for free through a range of fun and creative activities. Dedicated Family Guides encourages a creative pathway around the exhibition and suggests activities to try out at home plus loads more family days out activities.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (52 miles)
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History
A classic series of collections housed in stunning architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (52 miles)
The Pitt Rivers Museum
is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
The Ashmolean (52 miles)
is packed full of archaeology and art works from all over the world. Families can discover mummies in ancient Egypt, find coins from ancient Greece, and travel through time to find modern paintings, statues and more.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (52 miles)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more. Much more!
Bexhill Museum (53 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Main galleries include Costume and Motor Racing heritage as well as local archaeology and history, dinosaurs and fossils, natural history and geology, social history and cultures of other lands, local arts and crafts.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (54 miles)
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
A varied and exciting collection spanning many themes and ages. There are plenty of special features for children, with fossils that transform into dinosaurs, prehistoric crocodiles and fish, a diorama of local animals and birds and much more.
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear (54 miles)
Canterbury Heritage with Rupert Bear
From Roman settlement to Rupert Bear, see the history of Canterbury through fascinating objects, hands on displays and activities all set in the magnificent medieval Poor Priests' Hospital.
How We Lived Then (54 miles)
How We Lived Then
The Museum has over 100,000 exhibits, collected over the past 50 years and now displayed on FOUR floors of authentic shops, room-settings and various displays covering 100 years of retail and social history from 1850 to 1950.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near South Bank with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Greater London can enjoy the great day out as well.
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