Plan Your Visit

The Essentials

It is best to contact us initially at We can then discuss with you potential dates, any tailoring of activities to support your needs and generally help you to make the best of your visit to the museum.

The charge is £2 per child (with no charge for accompanying adults) and when you are ready to go-ahead you can download and complete a booking form to confirm your booking.

Current Activities

Nursery Rhyme Trail

We have provided the words and QR codes to pre-recorded nursery rhymes linked to exhibits around the museum. Children follow the map scan the code and sing along.

Aimed at accompanied 3–7-year-olds.

Peter Rabbit’s Adventure in the Garden

Read, walk and talk trail through the museum garden with objects from the story for children to find.

This is ideal for accompanied 3–7-year-olds.

Toys and Games from the Past

This display contains a range of toys played with by children from the past – clockwork toys, puppets, dolls, miniatures, board games. It will be of interest to all children to compare and contrast with toys and games played with today.

Suitable for all ages.

Life in Victorian Times

This activity utilises the museum’s exhibition spaces – The Victorian Kitchen, Parlour, Naturalist’s Study and Schoolroom – to give children an insight into the Victorian way of life. Children will also be able to have a go at the popular Victorian pastime of Brass Rubbing and handle Victorian and replica artefacts from the period.

Suitable for 7-11-year-olds.

Life in 1940’s Fenland Britain

The Darlow Farm Cottage was originally situated on Holme Fen and was built in the early 1930’s. it had no running water, electricity or main drainage. Dismantled and rebuilt at the museum, it is set out in 1940’s style and offers an insight into family life on the Fen at the end of the Second World War.

Suitable for 7-11-year-olds.