Family Activities

“Thank you very much for our lovely day. I learnt a lot in the learning centre.” Family visit, October 2014

Families visiting at any time of the year can take one of our Explorer Kit Bags.


The kit bags include activities to make and do whilst exploring the museum, and each tells a different story of a Battle of Britain pilot or Second World War WAAF. Each kit bag is different so friends and siblings can explore more than one story.

Whilst the backpacks are included in Museum admission, we do ask for a small deposit of £5. These will be returned when the backpacks are handed back at the end of your visit ready for the next family to explore!



During the school holidays we always run activities for families, including craft sessions and object handling, using the museum’s unique collection.

Past activities have included our Airfix make and paint kits, biscuit decorating and stained-glass window making.

See What’s On for details on forthcoming activities and go to Family Visits for more information on what else there is for families to do around the museum.