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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Greater London

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Greater London in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 160 Greater London museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Please note the kids play area is currently closed, and there is newly adapted technology in place due to COVID-19. If you think The Postal Museum is...

Florence Nightingale Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enjoy an educational day out with the kids in London at the Florence Nightingale Museum. Take an inside look into the life of the most famous nurse i...

The Household Cavalry Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. Through a large glazed partition you can see troo...

Churchill War Rooms

  • Westminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

In 1940, shortly after becoming what would become Britain's most celebrated Prime Minister, Churchill stood in the War Cabinet Room and declared: 'Th...

Invisible Superheroes

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Invisible Superheroes come in many shapes and sizes, and in this interactive exhibit, you’ll learn how they save the world every single day. Join the...

Garden Museum

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Encourage your kids to connect with mother nature at The Garden Museum, and get them excited and passionate about all things green, whilst also learn...

National Portrait Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the National Portrait Gallery explore an incredible 200,000 portraits crafted between the 16th Century and the present day in a wide variety of di...

The National Gallery

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The National Gallery welcomes children and offer Family Walk and Talk Guided Tours, 3 audio tours and 3 more printed children's trails to really help...



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Somerset House

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy a day packed full of arts and inspiration? Somerset House may be in the heart of busy London, but this creative community and arts centre is a...

Imperial War Museum London

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Introduce your kids to the most important moments in history at Imperial War Museum London. Learn about the global impact of conflict from the First...

London Transport Museum

  • Covent Garden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Does your little one have a need for speed? Take them for a great day of family fun and interactive adventure at the London Transport Museum. All abo...

The London Film Museum

  • Westminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The London Film Museum is now the venue for the Bond in Motion Collection, including the famous Lotus Esprit (as a submarine!). This is a chance for...

The Guards Museum

  • Mayfair
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Guards Museum is an excellent place to take your little (and large!) military buffs, plus anyone who would like to find out about the role of Foo...

Body Worlds London

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Learn about the human anatomy in a truly unforgettable way with a visit to the award-winning BODY WORLDS exhibition in London. Featuring more than 20...

Tate Britain

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tate Britain offers a range of activities for children and adults to explore together. These include any-time activities for families with children,...

The Queens Gallery

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Queen's Gallery features more historic art than you can shake a sceptre at, great for artistic and imaginative kids. Family Activity Bags are fre...

Royal Academy of Arts

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Royal Academy of Arts they offer a warmly welcoming environment for families and encourage children and adults to learn together! There are fr...

Tate Modern

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the iconic yet welcoming Tate Modern, you and the kids can join the Start workshops every weekend or Tuesday to Sunday throughout August. At the g...

British Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There is always something for families to do together at The British Museum. Special family events and activities include: Activity backpacks: Puzzle...

The Clink Prison Museum

  • Southwark
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Once home to London’s most notorious villains, The Clink Prison Museum celebrates England’s oldest prison. Enter if you dare! The museum is housed on...

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