Q We are taking our two children (aged 12 and 15) to London for half term and would like some advice about things for us to do. We are keen to visit some museums and galleries, but preferably ones with interesting events for children.
A Randall, via e-mail
AThe artistically minded should try "Amazing Spaces" at the Design Museum (020-7940 8782; www.designmuseum.org), on the South Bank close to Tower Bridge. Here, children will be taught how to create pop-up paper models and mechanical drawings. The event is part of the "Big Draw" art celebration (pictured) and takes place over the weekends of 23-24 and 30-31 October from 2-5pm. Admission costs pounds 6 for adults and pounds 4 for children (aged six-12). The museum opens daily from 10am to 5.45pm, except on Fridays when it is open until 9pm.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (020-7942 2000; www.vam.ac.uk) on Cromwell Road will run a workshop at which children can create prints from around the world using rubber stamps, which are then transferred onto T-shirts. The workshops take place from 23-31 October from 11am- 1pm and 2-5pm and admission is free. The museum opens daily from 10am- 5.45pm and on Wednesday until 10pm.
"Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable" at the Natural History Museum (020-7942 6171; www.nhm.ac.uk), also on Cromwell Road, addresses pressing questions such as "What is poo?", includes an analysis of bat faeces and even provides an opportunity to see some fossilised dung.
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