Are you a parent or carer looking for somewhere to take the children? We pride ourselves on being family friendly, in fact we were shortlisted for the Kids in Museums award in 2017!

There are always free gallery trails for children, and many of our galleries include interactive elements, such as feely boxes and dressing up clothes, that give our younger visitors a ‘hands on’ museum experience.

We also hold special family days in school holidays. Don’t miss Blast Off! Space Science Day on 28 May!

Family Amenities

  • Free gallery trails and hands-on experiences
  • Space for prams and buggies
  • Baby changing facilities within the accessible toilet
  • Children’s lunchbox option in the Café
  • High chairs
  • Toddler toys and playmat in the Barn (please ask our Receptionist or a Visitor Assistant in the galleries if you would like to get these out during your visit)

Hungry baby? We welcome you to feed your baby in the galleries with breast or bottle. We can also heat bottles in the café, and offer baby food to purchase there as well.

Special needs? Please contact us and let us know how we can help. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs.