Museum Reviews

British Museum

Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG,

  • 3-D, art in all sizes and types of media that is really interesting for small children
  • The museum is generally busy and can be manic with a toddler running around (mornings on a weekdays are least busy)
  • Cafes, picnic areas and step-free access for pushchairs
  • Step-free changing and toilets on the first floor
  • The family events are world-class, and really worth planning a visit around
  • Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square and Goodge Street
  • Bus: 1, 7, 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 134, 242, 390

The British Museum is one of the best in the world and a great place to take any child to.  Further, the family activities are amazingly resourced and laid out so that children produce some beautiful artefacts.

The Greek and Egyptian galleries, in particular, have entire facades of temples and tombs, with enormous statues and carvings.  These galleries can be wonderful places to take toddlers to, or just impossible, depending on what kind of day you are having and how busy the museum is.

There are cafes and a restaurant, you can manoeuvre a pushchair through the museum.  You can discreetly bring your picnic into the rotunda and eat your own food in the tables there.

Before or after the museum, there are some great play spaces near-by.  Coram’s Fields is about a 15 minute walk away and Bedford House has daily playtimes if there is wet

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