museums + galleries in west london 


Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG

Newly relocated in Kensington, the museum is devoted to contemporary design in every form including architecture, fashion and graphics. Children can enjoy creating and making workshops and gallery experiences.

Hampton Court Palace

Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

One of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII, the Palace is chock full of stuff for kids to do. Get lost in the famous maze, go on a family trail, explore the magic garden, experience the sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen or become a Time Explorer.

London Museum of Water + Steam

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London TW8 0EN

Home of the world’s largest collection of working Cornish engines, including the Grand Junction 90 inch, wannabe engineers can splash about and experiment in new water play features and enjoy interactive exhibits that tell the story of London and its water supply.