Learn something new, get crafty, or get stuck into an activity! 

Check out our video sessions, scroll through our step-by-step activity packs and discover great online sessions for children.

Enjoy a bedtime story with Ted

Did you know that you can buy your very own Ted from our Museum shop?

Plus you can order your own copy of Ted's Great Space Adventure here.

Deep sea dancing!

Get your swimming suits ready as Drag Queen ShayShay takes us on an underwater dancing adventure to the bottom of the sea. Suitable for all the family.

How Cutty Sark got its name

Join Deaf storyteller Deepa Shastri as she tells the story using British Sign Language (BSL). The video includes voiceover interpretation.

What’s On

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Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
May Half Term at the National Maritime Museum
Family fun

May Half Term at the National Maritime Museum

This may half term join us for a series of facilitated workshops around the theme of engineering!
26 May - 2 June 2024 | 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Free | Drop in
National Maritime Museum
Meet the characters of Cutty Sark
Family fun

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail
Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Included with entry to Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
Queen's House characters
Family fun

Queen's House characters

Meet historical characters connected to the Queen's House and take part in exciting performances
Selected dates in school holidays | See below | 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
Free
Queen's House
May half term at the Queen's House
Family fun

May half term at the Queen's House

Join us this May half term at the Queen's House
28 May - 2 June 2024 | 11am-2pm and 2pm-4pm
Free
Queen's House
Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
National Maritime Museum
Out Of This World: Moons
Family fun

Out Of This World: Moons

Explore the moons of our solar system in this family workshop
28 May 2024 | 10.30am - 12 noon
£5 per child
Royal Observatory
Ship Mates
Family fun

Ship Mates

Hop aboard Cutty Sark for sensory sessions for under 5s!
Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Cutty Sark
May half term at Cutty Sark
Family fun

May half term at Cutty Sark

It's all happening on board Cutty Sark this May half term - discover the fun family activities you can enjoy on the iconic tea clipper
Select dates, 29 May - 2 June 2024
Free with entry to the ship
Cutty Sark
Holiday to Space
Family fun

Holiday to Space

Travel across the Solar System and help Ted prepare for a holiday on another world during a planetarium show and interactive workshop for ages 3-6.
30 May 2024 | 10.30am - 12.00pm
£5 per child
Royal Observatory
Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
16 March 2024 | 10am-12pm
Free
National Maritime Museum
Safe Harbour
Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 25 May 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
National Maritime Museum