Local museums and other activities

Want a family day out with a bit of culture thrown in? Check these Mumsnet Local listings to see which museums and visitor attractions are closest to you. Have a look at our top 10, and then click on your nearest Local site to find other museums in your area.


Flamborough Lighthouse, Bridlington

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V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

National museum of football
National Football Museum, Manchester


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A fantastic day out for Gunners fans and football enthusiasts. Exhibits include Michael Thomas's boots from Anfield 1989, trophies, shirts, and other memorabilia of significance. There are interactive exhibitions, too.


Climb to the top of Flamborough Lighthouse, almost 60m above the sea on the edge of a cliff, and you'll find a breathtaking view. Combine this with a tour of the lighthouse to hear stories from its history.

 Arsenal emirates stadium

The world's largest collection of rugby memorabilia also has a regular programme of special exhibitions and learning activities.


The Story Museum celebrates children's stories through the ages, offering regular family workshops until it opens fully to the public in 2014.


A great free day out for families. Discover how war has shaped the world through interactive exhibitions and activities.


Unearth childhood throughout the ages with this collection of toys and games. Temporary exhibitions run alongside activities and workshops.


Why are we so football crazy? Find out at the National Football Museum, which explores the history of England's relationship with the game.

Thackray medical museum 

Discover medicine through the ages, with free family activities and exciting exhibitions, such as the Magic of Medicine.


Learn all about Britain's surfing heritage at Europe's first dedicated museum of surfing, which has both temporary and permanent exhibitions.


With a huge range of exhibitions and objects, you'll be spoilt for choice on your free day out to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There's plenty that's interactive, and all exhibitions have been created with children in mind.  


Go to your nearest Local site to find more museums





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If you know of any great museums and attractions in your area, please share by adding them to your Local site.  


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