Check out the museums which are a short bus ride away! Many have special summer programs and are free.
Here are some of our favorites – find more by looking at the museum finder - https://www.museumsassociation.org/find-a-museum
National History Museum
Their citizen science projects invite you to actively contribute to the Museum's science research. By recording observations of wildlife, collecting samples, or transcribing handwritten records, you can unlock the potential of our collections and gather vital data for our scientists, helping them to better understand the natural world. Best part is anyone can take part, find out more at:https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/citizen-science.html
London Science Museum
Events are happening all through out summer, entry to the museum is free but are at a low price. See what you might be interested in at: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do
Victoria and Albert Museum
A lot of free creative events are taking place through out the summer. Take a look to see what you might like at: https://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson
London Transport Museum
They are providing a summer program including depot guided tours, Code Makers, textile techies. Find them at: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on
Horniman Museum and Garden
Summer program includes sleep over, family rave and workshops: www.horniman.ac.uk
A modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group.
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Hours: 10am to 6pm
Tickets: free www.tate.org.uk
The Chocolate Museum
Location: 187 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8BA. Nearest station is Brixton. Opening hours: 2-7pm (Wednesday to Friday), 11am-6pm (Saturday), 11am-5:30pm (Sunday)
Entry: is free, workshops start from £12. For more information look at
Offers a program of both free and ticketed workshops for families https://designmuseum.org/whats-on/families ages 5-11
and young creatives 14-19
The Migration Museum at The Workshop tells stories of movement to and from Britain through exhibitions, events and education workshops. Take a look at what they have going on at: https://www.migrationmuseum.org/events/
Crystal Palace dinosaurs
For Natural History Museum dinosaur veterans like my children, Crystal Palace is a revelation. Wooden carved dinosaurs peep over the tree tops and can be climbed on in the play area. There’s also a maze and lakes.