Museums and Galleries to visit with your Children
East London is full of wonderful (and often free) museums and galleries. These offer great shared learning opportunities for the whole family and are all within a bus ride or walk from Manorfield. Click the links to find out whats on:
Discover Children’s Centre - Stratford City Centre
Discover is the UK’s first Story Centre for children aged 0-11 and their families. Families can build stories alongside experienced story tellers and enter a world of imagination and wonder!
Bow Arts/Nunnery Gallery - Bow Road
Bow Arts is an amazing arts organisation offering art studios, a cafe and a free gallery featuring work by local and international artists.
Ragged School Museum - Mile End
The Ragged School Museum explores Victorian Schooling. Its a lot of fun, especially when being shouted at by a Victorian Teacher!
Museum of Childhood - Bethnal Green
The V&A Museum of Childhood is the UK’s National Museum of Childhood. It is the largest institution of its kind in the world. Its mission is to hold in trust the nation’s childhood collections and to be an international leader in engaging audiences in the material culture and experiences of childhood.
The Whitechapel Gallery - Whitechapel
The Whitechapel Gallery has for over 100 years been a world class gallery showing art from famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
'With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, Cafe/Bar and Bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.'
Museum of London - Docklands - West India Quay
The Museum of London offers exciting and interactive exhibits that focus on all aspects of the Docklands history such as Trade, Slavery, Exploration and the Blitz.
The Tower of London - Tower Gateway/Tower Hill
The Tower of London is a 1000 year old castle on the banks of the river Thames. The Tower gives its name to Tower Hamlets and features suits of Armour, Live Ravens, Beefeaters and the Royal Family's Crown Jewels! Towerhamlets residents can get in for £1 with an Idea Store Card! (https://www.ideastore.co.uk/whats-on-visit-tower-london) which is a saving of £27 per Adult!http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/#gs.SAgJy4k