Our Visit to The Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum in London

We recently took a trip up to London to have a nose around the Science Museum and ended up taking in the V&A and Natural History Museum in too.

Our Visit to The Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum in London


It's not often that we travel into London but today we took a trip on the tube with our girls and survived. Being a parent I'm constantly worrying about the dangers that are about. Electric tracks and children who love to run are not a good mixture. However, with my husband by my side I felt more at ease and as the children boarded the train and a stranger gave up their seat for them they excitedly peered out the window and our adventure into London began. 

The Science Museum

Our Visit to The Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum in London


Arriving at the Science Museum we were excited to get inside and investigate. I quickly familiarised myself with the map and we decided to head for the places the very youngest members of the family would enjoy. The girls were mesmerised by the sensory attractions. In particular the fish floor, pieces of foam that could be slotted together, a room that you could run about in and captured movement on a screen as well as another screen that projected your art work onto a wall.

We then set off for another area of the museum where the girls enjoyed running around structures, played with puppets but most enjoyable of all was the water play. The girls watched as the boats descended the water structure and played with the boats. While youngest was clearly thirsty! Eldest had accidentally worked out how to redirect water and soak other children!

The Victoria and Albert Museum


Our Visit to The Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum in London

Of course while we were in London we had to fit in a spot of geocaching and one of these led to visiting the V&A where we saw the statue of David. As a family we love learning about the world in which we live and geocaching has led us to do just that as well as meet some lovely people.

The National History Museum


Our Visit to The Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum in London

Finally we made a brief visit to the National History Museum where we tracked down a TRex and his friends. I was unsure how the girls would react to such a display but with others roaring back at the dinosaur around us and holding her tight she was happy to meet Mr Dinosaur.

Have you ever been to London with the family? What was your experience?


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Comments

  1. Lovely that you were able to explore & enjoy these museums with your girls - growing up in London I have fond memories of doing just that myself.

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  2. I love the Science Museum, I used to go round there or the British Museum whilst my friends went round the shops when we went to London for the day. It's been too long, I must go back.

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  3. Ahhh I used to work at the V&A so this post really made me smile...it is the most magical of places isn't it?! Love the Science Museum too. Must get back to both of them soon. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this xx

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  4. I love visiting museums! We just did two of the museums that are part of the Smithsonians in Washington D.C. and there was SO MUCH to see it was overwhelming in a wonderful way.

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  5. I visited this last Sumner. I love they are free, in close distance and so much interaction for children X #bloggerclubuk

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  6. We love the V&A and the Science Museums. There's so much to do. There are some really lovely small museums as well. The Bank of England Museum is fascinating and really interesting for older children. You also get hold a real gold bar. It's really heavy!

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  7. Looks like a very fun day! I have not been to London but I have always wanted to visit. #BlogCrush

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  8. Goodness me you had a busy day. We live just outside London and our train journey to Waterloo is only 20 mins so we are often in London. We never do three museums in one day though. Well done.

    The NHM is our favourite. We love the T-rex. Pen x #thesatsesh

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  9. I'd love to go to the science museum and history museum one day with my daughter. She's only 3 at the minute, so I may wait a couple of years to make the most of it! thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

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  10. I’ve always loved the natural history museum, with or without kids! Thanks so much for linking up to #itsok x

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  11. We've not visited but it's something I would love to do. We have decided that we'd like to take up geocaching again. I'll have to sit on the sidelines in my wheelchair though, but the kids are old enough to do the searching now.
    #mmbc

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  12. Great photos - we went to the science museum
    Recently and had a great time but haven’t been to the NMH for ages (since the whale got moved in) - this is a reminder we must visit soon. Thanks for linking up to #thesatsesh xx

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  13. I've been considering taking Dee to the science museum but wasn't sure if there'd be much for her there, but this post makes me think she'll enjoy it! I took her to the natural history museum when she was about 16 months because we had some time to kill in London. She wanted to roll around on the floor of a bare white corridor more than look at the animals! We also went to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground while we were there which was amazing! #BlogCrush

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