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Best museums for under 2s

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PetalMettle Wed 25-Jan-17 22:35:18

A lot of them seem to have hidden stuff that's good for littles, thought it might be nice to have a thread?
Science museum - pattern pod, garden
Discovery story centre -Stratford
Childhood museum in Bethnal Green - sandpit, light tubes, soft play
London transport museum - mini kitchen, buses to climb into etc
Museum of London docklands - mudlarks soft play area
Any others?

EdithWeston Thu 26-Jan-17 17:28:32

The Horniman Museum (SE23) is brilliant for DC

PetalMettle Thu 26-Jan-17 20:22:24

Oh yes! With the music room and the aquarium

SquirmOfEels Sat 28-Jan-17 17:56:21

Has the refurb of the National Army Museum finished yet?

There was always lots of hands on stuff there, plus a rather good soft play. And very good weekend events - animals in war being one we really enjoyed - camel in the car park and lots of info about how to cope with carrier pigeon poo.

PetalMettle Sat 28-Jan-17 18:02:14

I was seeing something about that recently.i think it's march

SquirmOfEels Sat 11-Feb-17 12:00:08

I've just had a Spring 2017 flyer from NAM - they say the reopening is in late March, but didn't specify a date.

The lecture programme for adults is up and running again (various venues)

PetalMettle Sun 12-Feb-17 07:53:07

Thanks squirm!
I've now been to the maritime museum on Greenwich and they have a great bit for little ones

GlitteryFluff Sun 12-Feb-17 08:24:00

Great idea for a thread

Artandco Sun 12-Feb-17 08:28:37

The v and a museum is great imo. Not loads of entertainment but it's far less crowded so they can toddle around. Has little interactive stations like feeling textures in Chinese pot area or glass blocks to build in great exhibition. In summer they can paddle in the large fountain in the centre. Often have random shows also like we saw a great puppet Chinese New Year

PetalMettle Sun 12-Feb-17 10:44:28

Oh hadn't thought of that one art and co, thank you! I assumed it'd all be older

SquirmOfEels Thu 13-Apr-17 16:35:49

The National Army Museum is now open again

LadyEastEnd Sat 22-Apr-17 14:28:44

V&A childhood museum in Bethnal Green and the Museum of London Docklands. Ditto to all previous suggestions.

Strawberrybubblegum Sun 30-Apr-17 21:39:02

Museum of water and steam in Kew is amazing. Loads of cool steam engines, a steam train ride around the grounds, a whole room of toy trains on tracks, and some really good water play.

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