museum
mjuːˈzɪəm/
nouna building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.

"There's a really great exhibition on at the museumyou're going to love it."


With the nation riding a heat health watch alert, the Lake District under threat and everyone complaining about their gardens turning brown, we're now being advised to take shelter from the sun.

Oh and thunderstorms might be on their way.

Perhaps it's time to check out a museum? We've researched the app to handpick some of the best summer exhibitions, below.




V&A Museum

"Our favourite museum," says a dad of 2. We concur, it's in our Top 5 (along with the Natural History Museum, pictured right at the top). The Frida Kahlo and Fashioned by Nature shows at the moment are brill. Summer family events include weekend pop up classes.




Pollocks Toy Museum

"Sometimes the best things come in small packages, this is one of them," says a mum. Quaint, historic buildings in London's Fitzrovia overflow with Victorian dolls, teddy bears, tin toys and puppets to coo over nostalgically.




The Postal Museum

Families can travel on the underground Mail Rail; learn about old postal systems (it's more interesting than it sounds); enjoy the Sorted! Play Space; or find a summer activity. There are plenty at the moment. "Stunning," says a dad of 3.




Science Museum

Wonderlab is an entire floor of interactive displays for little ones. Kids use a pully to elevate skywards, gasp as lightening strikes and take part in various experiments. "A truly unmissable experience," says a mum of 3.




Fashion and Textile Museum

"A cute, funky little museum. Little girls or boys who love clothes will be completely enamoured by this," says a parent of 2. Visit the Orla Kiely exhibition, the giant dresses suspended from the ceiling will delight young fashionistas.




Foundling Museum

"Very moving and hosts excellent exhibitions," we're told, which counts a powerful "First Among Equals" celebration of pioneering women. Special activities are planned during the summer, check their website for more information.




Museum of Childhood

This museum is generally one of the first ones that new parents visit. There'a a sandpit, retro toys, dressing up outfits, fun activities and plenty of space for buggies. Note, the cafe is expensive, warns a mum. 

Kinfo's Classical Museum Playlist on Spotify 

We’ve created a playlist that's a little like an audible museum for you this week – a tour of some of the most influential composers and exhilarating compositions of all time.

Perfect to pep you up in between visits to all the great exhibitions we’ve recommended this week.

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!