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

Draw Your Game

12 - 4pm

Sunday 21 October

Join us to celebrate The Big Draw. Draw your own video game platform and use the ‘Draw Your Game’ app to play it out! Suitable for years 5 and over. FREE

Halloween Kid’s Party

1 – 3pm

Friday 26October

Our frightfully fabulous Kids' Halloween Party is back! There'll be spooky story-telling and creepy craft activities, fancy-dress competition and a monstrous museum trail. Advance booking is essential. Ages 8 and under. £10 per child. Available from Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Celebrating Diwali

12 – 3pm

Sunday 4 November

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Burgh House and enjoy an afternoon full dance, music and family fun by making your Diwali lamp, having your henna style tattoo done, writing your name in Hindi and participating in our community Rangoli. Suitable for children 4 and over. FREE


Foxes on the Heath

12 – 2pm

Sunday 18 November

Join us to explore the foxes and wild life of Hampstead Heath in our photography collection and get your hair dress done with us! Suitable for children 5 and over. FREE


Family Friendly Tour: Women of Hampstead

1.00 – 2.00pm

2.00 – 3.00pm

Sunday 9 December

Come along to celebrate our exhibition of Women of Hampstead by joining our Families Friendly Tour and creating your own rosette. Suitable for children 7 and over. £5 per child, available from Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Christmas Cards

12 – 2pm

Sunday 16 December

What a better way to start your Christmas Holidays than creating a lovely Christmas Card to send your best wishes to your dearest. Suitable for ages 3 and over. FREE