Looking for the best family-friendly museums in the UK? Readers recommend fun and educational museums in time for half-term.
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
The Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds helps kids understand how lucky they are to have vaccinations and even the basics like clean water. It‟s a Victorian street complete with smells, plus
it highlights the horrors of cholera (霍乱) and there‟s a chance to pick a character and see whether
you can survive or not. My daughter‟s strong love of science began there 10 years ago.
Adult £8, 5-16 years £5, family £24.50, thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk
Hartlepool Maritime Experience
I must admit being a bit skeptical when my husband suggested a stopover in Hartlepool but it turned out one of the best museums of the trip. We were welcome aboard and to explore HMS Trincomalee, the oldest surviving British 18th-century warship. The end of the tour happens to be the best point to photograph the whole ship — it is rather vast!
Adult £7.25, 5-15 years £5.5, family ticket from £19 hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com
Ripon Workhouse, North Yorkshire
Half-term is a punishment week at the Ripon Workhouse museum — here‟s plenty to keep
the family “entertained”. On recent visits we have helped with a murder investigation, tested a dead body for poisoning and had a lesson from the scary headmaster.