Mouse House

The Mouse House is our multipurpose space for under 5s and their families.

A child enjoying the Mouse House



Visitor information


Ground floor.

Opening Hours

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
WednesdayLimited access for pre-booked educational sessions*
Thursday10am - 5pm
FridayLimited access for pre-booked family sessions*
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

*To book sessions for reception and nursery groups please visit our Learning page.

*To book under 5’s sessions for families please visit our What's On page.


Donations welcome (free entry).


The Mouse House is a multipurpose space for our youngest visitors and their families. Designed to excite curiosity and encourage young children to explore, the Mouse House gallery is full of surprises introducing the museum’s diverse collections. Choose an activity from the walls of the Mouse House to help you explore the rest of the museum.

Young children and their families are also welcome to join free Mouse House activities. Visit the What's On section of our website to find out about our regular Mouse House events.

Please note that our family programme and sessions for reception classes and nursery groups use the Mouse House on Wednesdays and Fridays so it may be closed to the public on those days. Please ask at the Welcome Desk for trails and activities to use around the museum.

We are grateful for in kind support from Best Years Ltd.