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Like the Science Museum but not?

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20wkbaby Mon 29-Apr-13 12:33:54

My DD loves the Science Museum - mainly because of all the interactives and things to play with rather than the subject matter.

Any recommendations for other museums with screens/ play areas/ interactive stuff a 5 year old and possibly younger would love in London - preferably free.

Thank you!

noramum Mon 29-Apr-13 16:47:32

Museum of London and Museum of Docklands. Lots of things to see and they also do activities at the weekends and holidays.

Both are free.

20wkbaby Wed 01-May-13 12:39:48

Thanks, we have been to Museum of London (and will probably go again as she loved it) but wouldn't have thought of the Museum of Docklands.

girlsyearapart Wed 01-May-13 12:40:39

Not sure where you are but the lookout discovery centre in Bracknell is brilliant.

savoirfaire Fri 03-May-13 21:47:49

National Army Museum - has a fab themed soft play (best to book a time slot ahead online in advance) and much of the rest of the museum is very child friendly. I've been a lot with my two and the War Horse exhibit in particular is great, plus the dress up stuff in the Boer War bit. Museum is free. Small charge (£2.50 I think) for the soft play. Natural History is awesome. Tate Modern has a very very small kids play area.National Gallery does a kids activity thing on a Sunday morning.

Of all these the army museum gets my vote though (after the science museum!).

unebagpipe Fri 03-May-13 22:02:16

We liked the London transport museum!

noblegiraffe Fri 03-May-13 22:11:50

In the basement of the Natural History Museum is Investigate, the poorly advertised hands-on bit. It has microscopes and computer stuff, homonid skulls and loads of bugs in perspex. It's mainly aimed at older kids but my 3 year old loved it too.

20wkbaby Sat 04-May-13 08:57:51

Thanks. I had heard the National Army Museum was good. Will look into the others.

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