Collection Spotlight

The London Children's Museum is home to over 7,000 artifacts! Connect with unique aspects of human history, art and culture, and the natural world by examining objects from our collection. Discover a new artifact each week in this hands-on program!

October 5, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The Time of Telegraphs

Before the telephone, telegraphs were used to send messages using Morse code. Look closely at the dots and dashes used and see if you can figure out your own name.

October 12, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Stereoscope Exploration

Look through the lens of our stereoscope and watch a series of pictures come to life!

October 19, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Rolling With Marbles

Marbles have been a very popular toy and collectable item for many years. Check out our collection and learn about the different materials they came from and how they were used in game play.

October 26, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bones, Bones, Bones!

Bones can tell us a lot about the animals that they came from. Explore different animal bones from our collection to see what kind of diet they had and how they lived.

November 2, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am


Before LEGO, there was Minibrix. See what building blocks looked like before the invention of the world's most popular building toy by interacting with items from our collection.

November 9, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Old-Time Sports

Interact with historical sports equipment from our collection to see what materials they were made of, how they were played with, and which sports were popular.

November 16, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Whale Baleen

How does the biggest animal on earth eat? Find out by examining real whale baleen and experimenting with a baleen demonstration. Look at collections items made from baleen to see historical uses.  

November 23, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Planes, trains, and cars have been popular choices from children's toys throughout history. Look at different eras of toys to discover what has changed and imagine how children used to play.

November 30, 2022 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Coins from Around the World

Currency comes in many different shapes and sizes. Take a look at coins from around the world and see what differences there are, what each county chooses to put on their coins, and how coins have changed over time.