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Museums and Galleries near South Bank

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Amersham Museum (24 miles)
Old Amersham
Amersham Museum Come to our original Tudor building to find out about the history of Amersham through interactive displays, trails and special events. Enjoy our relaxing Herb Garden or join one of our Guided Walks around the town.
Much Hadham
The Henry Moore Foundation A great visit for all the family to the beautiful former home of artist Henry Moore. A 70-acre estate including outdoor sculpture gardens, restored house and studios, gallery, refreshments and shop. Please book your visit.
Maidenhead
Maidenhead Heritage Centre Explore the amazingly varied history of Maidenhead at this Heritage Centre with lots of hands-on activities for families.
Bracknell
The Look Out Discovery Centre Has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! Plus, a fantastic adventure play area, coffee and gift shops and 1000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland.
Luton
Stockwood Discovery Centre With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection...
Wycombe Museum (29 miles)
High Wycombe
Wycombe Museum Here you can enjoy hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events in a lively and friendly atmosphere. As members of the Thames Valley Museums Family Friendly campaign Wycombe Museum is committed to giving you a warm welcome whenever you visit. General entry to the Museum is FREE.
Great Missenden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Intrepid storymakers enter through the chocolate doors into this great little award winning, and family friendly Museum. We have 2 fun and fact packed biographical galleries, a fantabulous interactive Story Centre, and George’s Crafty Kitchen!
Chatham
Kent Police Museum Currently under redevelopment and will be moving premises in 2016.
Chelmsford
Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
Gillingham
Royal Engineers Museum A museum dedicated to the history of the Royal Marine Corps. A chance to see Wellington’s map of Waterloo, plus a number of cool vehicles including a Harrier jump jet and bridge laying tanks.
Chelmsford
Essex Police Museum Find out about the police and what they do in this fab little museum that is free to visit. Get your fingerprints taken and check out the recreation of a police cell.
Tring
Natural History Museum at Tring Visit the galleries and come face to face with a full-sized gorilla, a huge anaconda or an extinct giant moa, just a few of the 4,000 animals on display! 2015 welcomes Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea!
Battlebridge
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
Stansted Mountfitchet
The House on the Hill Toy Museum This is the largest privately owned toy museum in Europe with over 80,000 individual items of mixed antiquity toys on display. Plus Palaeontology House and Haunted Manor for older types!
Tring
Tring Local History Museum A lovely little museum that covers the local history of the small market town of Tring from its earliest days to the recent past. Dress up in Victorian costume and learn how to plait straw.
Wings Museum (31 miles)
Balcombe
Wings Museum A World War Two remembrance museum with plenty of memorabilia and artefacts from that time to learn about and explore. Includes a plane fuselage and a bomb shelter to investigate.
Hitchin
British Schools Museum A museum of education in a unique complex of historic classrooms. Children of all ages can dress up in period costume to explore the classrooms, practice their writing in sand trays and on slates, play with Victorian toys and visit the Headmaster’s House to experience Victorian domestic life. Limited...
Canvey Island
Castle Point Transport Museum Home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials, military and emergency vehicles. Great for kids into all things 'vroom'!
Farnborough
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
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!
Horsham
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery Friendly museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of changing exhibitions plus permanent classic like the Gallery Of Toys and the cabinet of curiosities! A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit, great for grandparents.
Chatham
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.
Henley-On-Thames
River and Rowing Museum There are always family activities at the River and Rowing Museum, with lots of extra school holiday events. Many exhibitions, designed for all the family, including the stunning Wind in the Willows. Gallery trails and drawing activities are always available.
Central Museum (36 miles)
Southend on Sea
Central Museum Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination. Free to explore!
Reading
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 On Sea
Southend Pier Museum boasts an exciting range of vintage train and tram carriages plus pictorial memorabilia, penny slot machines and period costumes.
Aylesbury
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).
Aylesbury
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery Boggle your eyes, baffle your brain, and let your imagination run wild! Discover minibeasts in the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, and visit Matilda’s library. Look out for The Twit’s upside down room!
Reading Museum (37 miles)
Reading
Reading Museum Fantastic museum that is family friendly and free to visit! Discover over 1,000 years of history, from Reading’s Saxon beginnings to the hi tech town it is today. Includes Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock.
Royston Museum (38 miles)
Royston
Royston Museum is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Saffron Walden
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.
Ashford
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum One of the longest established aviation museums in the country, offering a vast array of exhibits and aircraft to enjoy plus regular fly bus by vintage planes at the sound of the klaxon!
Lewes
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.
Duxford
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...
Milton Keynes
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)
Alton
Curtis Museum Family friendly museum that has plenty to engage the kids, and is free to visit! Trails to follow, costumes to dress up in, plus loads to see in the displays. Great programme of family activities throughout the year.
Arundel
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is a working museum with hands on activities for children and adults. Have fun riding on our train and buses around the museum; try your hand at printing, craft workshops and much more. Fun for all ages!
Basingstoke
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!
Bedford
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 Bunyan's amazing life at their own pace
Brighton
Toy and Model Museum Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of toys! There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Hove
Hove Museum and Art Gallery 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 plus the Wizard's Attic!
Brighton
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery A significant and eclectic art collection housed in dynamic and innovative galleries, with fantastic interactive displays. Family events, plus children’s workshops held throughout the year, plus a changing programme of exhibitions. Free to visit!
Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Museum is a truly interactive museum where history comes to life with fascinating stories, brilliant recreations and hands on displays. We welcome children and encourage them to touch and try out everything!
Abingdon
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 3 indoor galleries.
Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies, plus explore world class collections of works of art and antiquities, and pick up a Fitz Kit full of adventurous activities for kids to embark on in the galleries!
Worthing
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.
Cambridge
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!
Cambridge
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 including microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus!
Cambridge
Museum of Cambridge Local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. Wondeful, varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the1600s.
Cambridge
Centre for Computing History is a hands on, interactive computer and video games museum dedicated to the history of the technology that has changed our lives! Many of the computers can be played with and we have programming guides for you to follow and learn to code!

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.

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