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World-class museums on your doorstep

Some of the best museums in the world are within easy walking distance of our hotel. From the wonders of nature to the wonders of human invention, there is enough to keep the children entertained for hours and you might learn something yourself too!


Children of all ages will be fascinated by the natural wonders on display at this historic museum, which is free to enter. From complete dinosaur skeletons to the life-size model of the blue whale, this is the perfect chance for children to experience and learn about the majesty of nature up close. Much of the museum's offering is geared towards children, with various exhibitions and activities available for all age groups.


This museum helps children to understand how the world around them works, while having fun at the same time. Also free to enter, there are seven floors to explore, each devoted to a different area of science. There are plenty of interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to keep kids entertained and even an IMAX cinema to help bring science to life. 


Other museums Kensington is also home to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), which houses some of the world's finest art and design and holds daily activities to encourage children to connect with their creative side. Leighton House, the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, is well worth a visit for families with older children who can marvel at its unique architecture, paintings and sculpture.

Each museum has activities for all the family to get involved in together.

The Natural History Museum
Get hands on and uncover the stories behind Museum specimens and the fascinating work of the scientists.

Science Museum
From hands-on exhibitions to 3D film screenings, experience science first-hand, you’re guaranteed fun while learning.

Victoria & Albert Museum
Have a fun and creative day out for all the family with free activities available every day and special workshops.

Design Museum
The Design Museum covers everything from Product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design you can even create your own designs.

"Museums in the Morning"

"There are three fabulous museums in South Kensington, and each one could easily fill a whole morning."

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