Things to do with kids on a rainy day

Watch a Planetarium show

Sit back and relax as you journey into space in the Peter Harrison Planetarium. From Ted’s Space Adventure for under-7s to The Sky Tonight (presented live by an astronomer) for the slightly older ones, there’s something for everyone.

Planetarium show

Royal Observatory Astronomy Centre 

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Play on the Great Map

Explore the world on our giant floor map. Discover famous ships, including the RSS Sir David Attenborough, and discover tales of female pirates through our interactive tablets.

For parents, the Great Map café is perfectly located to keep an eye on the little ones as you enjoy coffee and cake.

Toddler and adult on Great Map

National Maritime Museum 

Learn about life on board Cutty Sark

Rainy days were definitely difficult for sailors on board Cutty Sark! See where the crew slept, learn about the cargo the ship carried and discover the stories of the fastest tea clipper of its time. You can even touch the hull of the ship, and explore the figurehead collection.

Family under the hull of Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

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Pick up a self-led family trail

Explore the National Maritime Museum galleries with our family trails. There’s something for all abilities, as well as Sensory Explorer kits. Discover the intriguing objects, exciting stories and pioneering people of the Museum, and discover something new.

Adult and child using family trail

National Maritime Museum 

Explore the Astronomy Centre Galleries

These interactive galleries are the perfect place to discover more about space. From the formation of the solar system, to dark matter there’s plenty to discover.

Astronomy Centre Galleries

Royal Observatory Astronomy Centre