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

Printing Hampstead

11 – 12.30pm

Sunday 14 January

Come and see our amazing printing by Magnus Irving exhibited in the permanent collection and create your own creative printing. This activity is suitable for children 5 and over

£5 per child. 


Baby stories

1 - 2pm

Friday 26 January

Join us in the gallery to celebrate the National Storytelling week with our story time and much more. Suitable for ages 1-4. FREE


Chinese New Year

11 - 4pm

Sunday 11 February

Join Burgh House in celebrating the Chinese New Year of the dog. Following last year's celebrations, we bring you another great day of festivities. We beging 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, demonstrations and entertainment with a Chinese theme.  FREE


Smudging Landscapes

11am – 12.30pm

Friday 16 February

Create your own composition inspired by Fred Uhlman’s landscapes, using pastels and other dry drawing materials. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

£5 per child. 


Underground Adventure

11am - 1pm

Sunday 4 March

Someone has robbed in the tube! Help the Transport Police to take all the items back. Drop-in activity suitable for ages 5 and over. FREE


African Figures

11am – 12.30pm

Sunday 25 March

Inspired by Fred Uhlman exhibition, join us for a clay workshop, exploring African patterns and figures. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

£5 per child.