Top 10 interactive exhibitions for children

We've put together a list of 10 great interactive exhibitions that combine learning with doing, and are fun for your children (and you). Scroll down and click on your nearest Local site to find other exhibitions near you.



Note: All exhibitions listed are permanant installations unless otherwise stated

This is a brand-new gallery packed with interactive installations about the body. There's so much to see that you may want to pay more than one visit; fortunately, your ticket will give you free entry for a year. 


This exhibition lets you explore the Amazon in a hands-on tour, including a boat ride. You'll encounter a variety of exotic creatures and discover Amazonian culture, as well as learning about the environmental threats the Amazon and its people face. Until 24 November 2013


The ultimate day out for Dr Who fans, this interactive journey through the world of Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans ends with the largest collection of Dr Who artefacts in the world.Britain in the Blitz


Flambards offers you the opportunity to experience life in a Victorian village and life during the Blitz in these two recreation exhibitions. Walk through the reconstructed streets and experience sights, sounds and smells from the past. 


Launch Pad is an exhibition of 50 educational, interactive installations about physics. It also has regular Science Shows, and you'll find 'Explainers' dotted around to answer science-related questions. 


Explore the world of Sherlock Holmes through this unique collection of photographs, film posters and letters as well as interactive displays narrated by Stephen Fry. 


Listen to the story of the discovery of Richard III's skeleton, from a historian, an archaeologist and a bio-archaeologist. The exhibition includes touch screen explorations of the skeleton's pathology. Until 2014

 Search and Rescue exhibition

Discover the role of maritime rescue services: climb on helicopters, dress up as a pilot and hear stories of past rescues. Until 14 February 2014


An interactive exploration of one of the oldest purpose-built gaols in Britain, including stories of crime and punishment through history.


Designed especially for under-7s, this interactive exhibitions centres around water and its many uses. 


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