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Museums in North London

Read on for our favourite must see museums close to Crouch End.

Children need stimulation, it is a fact, it is in every parenting book you pick up and as parents we have been taught to ’stimulate our child‘s development‘ since our little ones arrived into this world, with bright colour sensory toys, sensory classes, baby signing, baby singing even! You name it and we have all tried it, but what about when they get older?

Children, from threenagers to teenagers still need their growing minds exercised but this becomes so much harder the older they get. Not only to balance their schooling career with extra curricular activities, with having some fun and some down time but there is also the parents schedule to consider. With children off school for an average 13 weeks every year and most families having two working parents, stimulating your little human can seem like an uphill battle.

I don’t know about you but this is where we find museums incredibly accommodating. They are low cost, educational, conversational, gets the kids up and out of the house, encourages bonding and frankly its fun…. does that make us geek mums? Perhaps, but we are happy to shed our cool mum status for this one.

So, we’ve been thinking, researching and chatting, as a result we have found a list of must see museums all in and around North London.

 

  • Kicking off (pun fully intended) Arsenal Museum & Stadium Tours

Come see the legends of the Gunners! With exhibits donated by former players who hold a special place in Arsenal’s history, see the club as never before. The perfect day out for your little football fan.
www.arsenal.com/history/the-arsenal-museum#kUiPXviqT7vMWBXq.99

 

  • Stately visit anyone? Bruce Castle Museum

Bruce Castle is a 16th century manor house in Tottenham. Rarely in London will you see such a beautiful estate, a gorgeous day out and a wonderful injection of Great British history.

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/bruce-castle-museum

 

  • Too the bones of it…. visiting the Grant Museum of Zoology Euston

Housing around 68,000 specimens, covering the entire Animal Kingdom. The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. Packed to the rafters with skeletons of endangered as well as extinct species, a truly a fascinating day out!

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology

 

  • Expanding young minds, Jewish Museum Camden

Originally built with the purpose of preserving the disappearing heritage of London’s East End – the heartland of Jewish settlement in Britain, The Jewish Museum London has since developed an acclaimed programme of Holocaust and anti-racist education.

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/

 

  • Row Row Row your…. London Canal Museum King’s Cross

Dive into the history of the water ways and see London as never before! Here you can see inside a narrow boat cabin, learn about the history of London’s canals, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Best of all, the museum supplies an activity timetable specifically for the school holidays! What a great to keep your little ones entertained through the 6 weeks of summer!

http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/

Children’s activities at http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/whatson/childrens-activity-days.htm

 

  • Jetting off now to the RAF Museum Hendon

Get lost in the exhibits steeped in British Aviator history. Families can learn the significance of Air Warfare and its effects on current and historical conflicts while marveling at these incredible machines.

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/

 

So thats it, 6 museums all in North London. Let us know your thoughts, get in touch with us at hello@crouchendmums.com, we would love to hear your experiences.

 

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