Vital Stats – The National Gallery (WC2N)

– Our litmus test of how child-friendly a museum or gallery is


Fab family fun at the National Gallery every weekend.

There’s story-telling on a magic carpet for the under 5s, and lots for older tots too.

Storytelling is every Sunday at 10.30 am and 11.30am. Sessions are free and last 30 minutes. Meet in the Education Centre Foyer and then head to the magic carpet.

Check out the website for more details.

AddressThe National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Website click here

Hours – Open daily from 10.00 – 18.00 with late openings on Fridays until 21.00

Nearest Underground – Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo), Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District and Circle) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly). The nearest Underground station with a lift is Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle)

Bus Routes – 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453.

Wheelchair & Buggy AccessThe main temporary exhibition galleries are located on Level -2 of the Sainsbury Wing and we suggest you use the Sainsbury Wing Entrance as it has flat access from street and lifts to the other levels. For full details of access with a pram (including lifts) – click here. And click here for official details on visiting en famille.

Pit Stop – The change facilities in the Sainsbury Wing are easy to access and clean. And the cafe is very child-friendly.


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