Museums to visit in London this Christmas

The jolly season is here! Looking for festive activities for your friends or family? Museums are great for festive fun, so we've put together our top museum picks where you can have fun while learning this Christmas.

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The Last Skate at Natural History Museum

After cancelling 2020s activities due to the pandemic, our beloved National History Museum's ice rink is finally back - and for the last time! Next year, the area will be transformed into a hub for urban wildlife. Don't miss your last chance to glide around in the magical atmosphere of London's most cherished ice rink, under an enchanting Christmas tree and surrounded by historic buildings! While you're there, why not check out the popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition? Or if you're a Harry Potter fan, discover where the real world and the Wizarding World intertwine with Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature.

Get on a Festive Journey at the London Transport Museum

Winter festivities at the London Transport Museum kick off from December 4th. So get in line because there's plenty of activities for you and your family! Every day you'll have the chance to meet Santa with his Elf assistant and take a selfie with them, of course. Oh, and since Santa's sleigh has broken down, it's your little ones' job to help him fix it in a beautiful interactive sleigh exhibit! Fancy a festive ride among historic vehicles? Spot twinkling Underground roundels while trying to answer fun trivia questions. The journey has just started...

Santa's Grotto at the Museum of London

Christmas time is here and the Museum of London is ready for all things festive. From December 3rd, you can go on a twinkling Victorian Walk, exceptionally decorated for the jolly season! The sound of carols in the distance will take you right into Santa's Grotto, where your little ones can tell Santa their wishes and receive a special gift. You can even take a photo with him!

Learn and Wonder at the Science Museum

Whether with family or friends, the Science Museum is sure to leave you amazed all year round - and this Christmas is no different! The wonders of Wonderlab will give you and your little ones the chance to interact with real scientific phenomena, from watching lightning strikes to playing with forces on giant slides. Of course there's always The Garden, an indoor playground where toddlers explore sound, motion, and more, and the beautiful Imax cinema to enjoy breathtaking 3D documentaries. Only grown-ups? Explore technologies that'll help us fight climate change or learn how Ancient Greeks contemplated the natural world!