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

Hepworth for kids

11 - 12.30pm

Sunday 20 January

Come and join us for this family friendly clay workshop inspired by the renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth.  This activity is suitable for children 5 and over.

£5 per child. Available from



Chinese New Year

11 – 4pm

Sunday 3 February

Join Burgh House in Celebrating the Chinese New Year of the pig. Following the success of last year’s Celebrations, we bring you another great day of festivities. We begin at 11am with the breath-taking Lion Dance on the High Street, back then to Burgh House, where there will be craft activities for all ages, music, demonstrations and entertainment with Chinese theme.  FREE


Children’s Poetry

11 – 12.30

Friday 22 February

Poetry session by Anne Harvey, active representative of Eleanor Farjeon's life and work. Eleanor Farjeon was one of the most famous Hampstead writers of her time. She published a number of books for children such as 'Nursery Rymes of London Town', 'The Little Bookroom' and 'Cats Sleep anywhere'. Families will have the chance to learn the story of this important literary figure and listen to Eleanor Farjeon's most popular poetry. Suitable for children 7 and over. FREE


Illustrating Illusions

11 – 12.30

Sunday 3 March

Join us for a session on illustration inspired by Kate Greenway, a local children’s illustrator depicted in our temporary exhibition ‘All that I’m Capable of Becoming’.

This activity is suitable for children 5 and over.

£5 per child. Available from


Family Friendly Tour: Women of Hampstead

1.00 – 2.00pm

2.00 – 3.00pm

Sunday 10 March

As part of the House wider celebration for International Women’s Day join us for the Family Friendly Tour. Suitable for children 7 and over. £5 per child, available from Children must be accompanied by an adult.