Families and early-years
The skeleton of a sperm whale, a giant Japanese incense burner and one the rarest frogs in the world – these are just some of the amazing objects we care for.
Getting to know the objects and asking questions can help children to make sense of the world around them and spark big ideas. Being close to culture can also offer an escape from the pressures of modern life and provide a space to reflect and bond.
The museum is full of incredible stories and our free activities made for families will help you take a deep dive into some of the most fascinating objects on display
On this page you will find unmissable events, creative resources and the important stuff – like where the picnic area is – to make your family’s visit one to remember!