House of Illustration | Day Out With The Kids

House of Illustration

London, Greater London, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

If your kids dream of being the next Quentin Blake or Nick Sharratt, take them along to the House of Illustration! Whether showing old Ladybird book illustrations or even propaganda posters, children will be amazed at how much illustration has been used throughout history and how it's used today.

This small museum is dedicated to illustrators all over the world, from cartoons in newspapers to poster designs and comic books. With three galleries, plus the Quentin Blake Hall (the only place in the world with a permanent exhibit of Blake's original artwork), kids will be full of inspiration for their own drawings.

Family workshops are available, where children are encouraged to create art and discover new ways of drawing instead of just admiring the exhibits and going home. It's not just for the little ones, though! They also run teenage manga workshops where older children can learn to draw in the wildly popular Japanese art style. If you fancy learning something yourself, they even provide adult courses and classes.

With talented workshop leaders who have won awards and illustrate full-time, don't miss this opportunity to let your kids get to grips with drawing in a way they couldn't before.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information


2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, Greater London, N1C 4BH, England


Click here to visit House of Illustration's website
020 3696 2020

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


General Admission
Adults from £7.50
Kids (5-18) from £4.00
Concessions from £5.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £18.00

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