For Kids

Kids' Corner

Kids' Corner encourages children to connect with the history and objects on display in the museum through fun, interactive activities and displays.

There is a collection of old-fashioned costumes to try on, toys to play with, pictures of objects in the collection to colour in as well as a beanbag and books to read and enjoy. It is situated within Hampstead Museum.

Family Trail

The Family Trail engages children with the museum displays by asking them questions and encouraging them to lift flaps, press buttons and play with the old-fashioned telephone as they look for the answers.

Year 4 students from New End Primary School (around the corner from Burgh House) wrote the questions and drew the pictures for the trail during their Kids in Museums' Take Over Day in November 2013.

Pick one up for free at the entrance to Hampstead Museum on the first floor.

Family Events

Easter Fun Time

13 – 14.30pm

Friday 6 April

Join us for this Easter. Crafts and storytelling and loads of fun will be waiting for your family in this day. Advance booking is essential. Ages 8 and under, children must be accompanied by an adult.

£10 per child. Available from here


Smudging Landscapes

11am – 12.30pm

Sunday 22 April

Create your own composition inspired by Fred Uhlman’s landscapes, using pastels and other dry drawing materials. Suitable for ages 5 and over. Advance booking is recommended.

£5 per child. Available from here


Hampstead Childhoods

11am - 1pm

Sunday 13 May

Drop by and discover the interesting story of children that lived in Hampstead throughout history and share your childhood memories with us! Families will have the chance to have a close look at objects from the collection. This activity is suitable for children 5 and over.


Donkeys on Hampstead Heath

12.00 - 2pm

Sunday 27 May

Our cartoon donkey has lost its colour! Come and help us to bring it back to live in this drop-in session for families. Suitable for all ages. FREE


African Figures

11am – 12.30pm

Friday 1 June

Inspired by Fred Uhlman exhibition, join us for a clay workshop, exploring African patterns and figures. Suitable for ages 5 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£5 per child. Available from here


Father’s Day

12.00 – 2.00pm

Sunday 17 June

Drop-in to our Family Activity for Father’s Day and say a big thank you to your dad designing your own Thank You Card. This activity is free and suitable for all ages.