Families & Children

Family at the Museum

A visit to Decorative Arts & History is not just for adults - there's plenty for the kids too!

Things to do….

March in Clarke Square

Look out for the numbers on the walls in Clarke Square? These were to aid the soldiers as they practiced marching – have a go at marching in the Square in line with the pace marks – Atten-tion!

Set sail in Asgard…

… on the Asgard Family Trail or check out the original workbench and tools used in Asgard’s conservation. Share your impressions and memories by writing or drawing in the exhibition’s response area.

Explore the Barracks Life Room

Experience a soldier's life in the Barracks Life Room through interactives and try-on uniforms and investigate the history of Collins Barracks.

Drop in to the Family Activity Area

The Activity Area is designed for younger visitors and their older companions to drop in and explore themes linking to the exhibitions. Pick up a pencil and draw or read a book, or just enjoy the view of Clarke Square.

Take your Seat...

...in the gallery ‘Reconstructed Rooms: Four Centuries of Furnishings’.  Explore chair design in the ‘Take your seat’ gallery and then tell us about your ideal chair using response cards provided.

You can also… check out the large plaster “coins” in the Airgead exhibition – a set of large scale replica coins from the Viking era to the present day.

Check out the what's on section for programmes and events for families.

Explore the Museum - Downloadable Family Activity Booklets

Click to download and print the family activity booklets before your visit. These activity booklets are also available from the main reception of the Museum.

Soldiers & Chiefs Exhibition

Parenting Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities are available within all toilet facilities available throughout the Museum.
  • It is possible to take pushchairs/strollers around the Museum as it is fully accessible with lifts, ramps, and wide doors.
  • Highchairs are available on request in the Museum Café.
  • The Museum Café is a breast-feeding friendly location.
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