We were waiting for the princess to be old enough to really enjoy the visit and went there during our last stay at The Langham London. The discovery of the British Museum together was an important moment for all of us. For us, parents, a new visit after many years of absence and for the princess, an interactive one, really fun and with lots of activities dedicated to kids.
An absolutely must-see museum in London, the British Museum is obviously a particularly popular place, so try to be there for the opening time, in order to avoid the crowds of tourists. We advise you to choose a section, or two maybe, of the museum, but you do not want to overdo it, especially if you are with children. The British Museum is large, vast and dense.
Of course, the section devoted to Egyptian antiquities is ideal for the little ones. Quite magical, it contains sarcophagi that will fascinate the whole family. You can also observe the renowned Rosetta stone.
Once inside the British Museum, take some time to go around the central room, this famous circular room is bathed in daylight. It overlooks many rooms and hosts a nice café, perfect for a gourmet break. Then go to the rooms you have chosen to explore. Everything is perfectly indicated and the people watching the rooms are absolutely adorable, as often in England.
Good to know
A must do
There are “trails” entirely designed for children, and we strongly recommend that you discover them. Some are designed for children from 3 years old, which makes discovering the British Museum particularly fun.
The princess loved
The princess really enjoyed exploring the rooms, taking a snack in the beautiful, bright circular room and discovering at her own pace. For us, the idea is above all to make the visit fun, with the search for jewelry that she found pretty, her favorite sarcophagus, etc.
The ups for kids
Your kids are over 8 years old
Do not hesitate to plan to take a lunch break at the British Museum to show them several rooms. There are also many exciting temporary exhibitions. During our visit, there was a very nice exhibition in relation to the Manga world.
The audio guides are very well done and can accompany you in your discovery.
Your kids are less than 8 years old
We advise you to limit yourself to one or two trails, because the rooms are rich and as there are often many people… kids tend to be tired very fast in such a noisy context.
The British Museum offers backpacks for children under the age of 5, and 6 and over, with many manual activities. We recommend the trails of ancient Egypt and Japan.
Admission to the British Museum is free. Some temporary exhibitions can have an entrance fee.
Open everyday for 10 to 17:30; Fridays from 10 to 20:30. Closed on the 1st of January,
Ouvert tous les jours de 10 h à 17h30 et le vendredi de 10 h à 20h30. Fermé le 1er janvier, Good Friday and 24–26 December.
Great Russel Street à Londres