Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Fun for Families

There's plenty of hands-on fun for all the family at City Museum!

Become an amateur archaeologist and handle real artefacts, or why not turn detective and have a go at solving our museum spotter trail? 

You can make a Saxon coin rubbing, colour in your own Anglo-Saxon pot design or see if you can spot all the faces or all the objects with our quizzes. There are also all kinds of period costumes to try on - pretend to be a Roman or a Saxon and see what they would have worn, or why not dress up like an Edwardian lady or Victorian gentleman?  Take a look at our children's guide.

Visiting a museum with with young children can be a challenge, but at City Museum, we aim to make your visit easy and enjoyable.

Pushchairs, Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities

You are welcome to leave your buggy on the ground floor near the main entrance - please take all valuables with you! - and toilets and baby changing facilities are available towards the back of the ground floor near the lift.

Seeing and Doing, Touching and Noise

Throughout the museum you will find step-up stools so that even the youngest of children can try the activities on each floor. Don't worry too much about noise, the museum is not a library, you don't have to whisper! Your child can touch any of the objects within their reach, if objects are not to be touched, they are safely out of harms way.