The 100 Most Interesting Museums for Children in the World

The most interesting museums for children in the world

In this material we have collected the most interesting children’s museums of the world. We are sure that any child can pick up a museum on the interests and hobbies.

1. Astrid Lindgren Museum “Junibacken” (Junibacken) in Stockholm, Sweden

“Junibacken” is a real fairy tale house on the island of Djurgården in the center of Stockholm. Its visitors fall into the world of Astrid Lindgren’s books: “Karlson on the Roof”, “Pippi Longstocking”, “Emil of Lönneberg” and others. There is a playground with Pippi’s house “Villa Chicken” and Carlson’s roof. In the houses are real small furniture, dishes, scattered small clothes: everywhere you can climb, touch and play. There are different performances in the museum every day. There is also a fairy tale train, which takes visitors through all of Astrid Lindgren’s fairy tales (the accompaniment of the journey can be listened to in Russian). Museum website: www.junibacken.se/lang/russian Address: Galärvarvsvägen 8 (10 minutes from Karlaplan metro station). Open daily from 10.00 to 17.00. Ticket price: adults – 159 shekels (1260 rubles), children – 139 shekels (1100 rubles), children under 2 years old free of charge.

Museum of Astrid Lindgren Unibaken

2. Ivan Steiger Museum of Toys (Museum hracek) in Prague, Czech Republic

Museum of toys in Prague – a unique collection of toys collected by the famous Czech artist and filmmaker Ivan Steiger: cars, dolls, miniature houses, teddy bears. Boys will be interested in models of cars, steam locomotives, steamships, train station with platform and trains, soldiers, depicting the war effort. Girls will be impressed with the collection of Barbie dolls with various outfits, handbags, jewelry and houses that have been produced over the years. There is also the very first Barbie from 1959. There are also antique toys, crafts of Indians and ancient Egyptians. Address: Jirska 4 (Jirská Street, in the territory of Prague Castle next to Zlatá Street). Working hours : every day from 9.30 till 17.30. Ticket price : adults – 70 hours. Ticket price : adults CZK 70 (190 CZK), children CZK 30 (80 CZK), family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) CZK 120 (325 CZK).

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Ivan Steiger Museum

3. The Castle-Museum of Charles Perrault (Chateau de Breteuil) , France

In the Chateau de Breteuil, 35 km away from Paris, guests can admire more than 150 characters from Charles Perrault’s stories. You can immerse yourself in the fairy tale atmosphere of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb and The Cat in Boots. On Sundays and school vacations the characters come to life and dramas are performed: Cinderella loses her slipper, Tom Thumb gets into the clutches of the ogre, and Sleeping Beauty stubs her toe with a spindle. The castle kitchen is also unusual: it recreates the celebration of Christmas and has a “festive table of fairies”. In the park around the castle waiting for children green maze and treasure hunt, and from December 17 to January 3 Castle lit by thousands of Christmas lights. Website of the Chateau Museum: www.breteuil.fr Address: Chateau de Breteuil (Chateau Breteuil next to Chateau Dampier, between Versailles and Rambouillet) . Opening hours: the park is open from 10.00, access to the castle is available – every hour from 14.30 to 17.30. Cost: adults – 15,90 euros, children – 12,90 euros, seniors – 13,90 euros.

Charles Perrault Castle Museum

4. Tampere Mummy Troll Valley Museum (Muumilaakso) in Tampere, Finland

Museum “The Valley of Mumi-Trolls” is located in the town of Tampere in southern Finland (not to be confused with the entertainment park “Land of Mumi-Trolls” near Turku). The history of this unique museum has more than a quarter of a century. In the museum you can see the original illustrations of Tuva Jansson, the author of books about these fantastic creatures, which have been translated into 40 languages and are loved by children and adults alike. There are also models of scenes from the lives of mummy trolls, and a 2.5 meter five-storey house of mummy trolls built by Tuva Jansson and her friends. Museum website: www.muumilaakso.tampere.fi/ru Address: Puutarhakatu 34, Tampere. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. Cost: adult €7, children (from 3 years) €3, family (2 adults + 1-4 children) €15.

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Moomin Valley Museum

5. Museum of Childhood in London, UK

In London’s Museum of Childhood you’ll find everything about childhood: toys of all kinds, colors and sizes, toy cars, dolls, houses, railroad cars, toy soldiers, clothes, furniture, school supplies, board games. On the upper floors there is interactive entertainment: a play space with toys for kids, and workshops for older children, where you can make a doll or paint a T-shirt. The pride of the museum is the hall in which the tools of punishment in the old schools are collected: belts, rods, sticks. Parents don’t miss this hall, wanting to clearly demonstrate to their children how lucky they are to be in school and with their parents. Website of the museum: www.vam.ac.uk/moc Address: Cambridge Heath Road (subway station – Bethnal Green). Open: Open every day from 10.00 to 17.45 (admission until 17.30); weekends December 24 to 26 and January 1. Ticket price: Entrance free.

Childhood Museum

6. Zoom in Vienna (Verein ZOOM Kindermuseum), Austria

The enormous interactive Zoom in the center of Vienna is rated the best children’s museum in Europe. It is divided into several zones. The “Ocean” zone has a lot of attractions for kids up to 6 years old: slides, mirror tunnel, tasks for ear, eyesight and motor skills. The Studio zone is a paradise for children from 3 to 12 years old who love to create: to paint T-shirts, walls, dishes, and to create houses, people, animals out of ordinary plastic bottles. At the construction site children are given uniforms, rubber boots and sent to lay bricks, but it’s much more exciting than sitting at the computer. In the studio for schoolchildren, they are introduced to animation, directing and creating scenery. The museum individual approach to each child, and wishing to visit the museum a lot, so sign up in advance. Website of the museum: www.kindermuseum.at Address: Museumsplatz 1. Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, the date and time of visit are chosen depending on the area after filling out the form. Cost: adults – 4 euros, children – some areas free of charge, some – 4-6 euros.

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Zoom in Vienna Verein ZOOM Kindermuseum

7. Holon Museum (Israel Children’s Museum) , Israel

World museums for children

Children’s museums are geared toward children’s audiences, and their collections and exhibit techniques are geared toward the interests and needs of children. The home of children’s museums is the United States, where an educational reform movement developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first museum designed for children was the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which opened in 1899.

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Museums for children – United Kingdom

The Eureka Museum near Helsinki is one of those types of museums where every visitor can feel like a participant in an exciting science experiment.

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The Klinskoye Podvorye Christmas Tree Museum, located in the old town of Klin near Moscow, immerses adults and children in the magical world of Christmas toys.

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The famous History and Art Museum in Belgorod is dedicated to one of the key events of the Battle of Kursk – the tank battle near Prokhorovka.

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Museums with unique exhibits are popular. One of these is the Museum of Marzipan, whose collection includes figurines of the tasty delicacy.

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The Museum of Machine Revolt in Tekstilshchiki is now considered one of the most popular exhibition centers, which presents expositions of metal.

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Moscow has the sweetest museum called “Mishka”, all chocolate and cocoa lovers just need to go there.

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There is a unique museum in Moscow where everyone can learn about the living conditions, dwellings and everything related to the nomadic culture of the peoples.

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In Moscow, there is a museum called “Lights of Moscow” in a seventeenth-century mansion on Armyanskiy Lane, where you can get acquainted with various sources of light.

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Moscow kindergarten 2550 has a museum dedicated to the famous and beloved by many people character of the Soviet cartoon – Cheburashka.

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In Moscow there is an interesting unique museum that can interest not only doll lovers, but all adults and children.

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There is a museum in Tula, where you can learn in detail about the symbol of the city – the Tula gingerbread, its varieties, production and how history is reflected in gingerbread paintings.

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In the town of Valday, in the Novgorod region, there is a museum and a museum center where visitors can get acquainted with all kinds of bells.

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There is a museum in St. Petersburg where visitors get to look at a product such as bread from different perspectives.

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In the Vladimir region, in the district center called Petushki, there is a museum with a variety of objects that play up the image of the rooster.

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In Russia there are objects without which it is difficult to imagine Russian history, such objects include, in particular, the Aurora cruiser museum.

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The museum called “Corpus” in Holland gives visitors the opportunity to broaden their horizons about the human body.

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