Family activities

IDENTIKIT! A Family Workshop

Join us this Easter for Identikit! a hands-on, family-friendly workshop, based on the tool that became the popular game Guess Who?

What are Identikits? Identikits are a special tool designed to help police build a picture of a criminals face, as described by someone who saw the crime happen. We’ll show you the face of a criminal, then test your memory to see if you can recreate their face using our special Identikit equipment. 

Recommended ages: 5 and upwards

Dates and times: 


  • Saturday 30th 11:30
  • Sunday 31st  11:30


  • Thursday 4th and 11th  11:30
  • Friday 5th and 12th 14:30
  • Saturday 6th and 13th 11:30 and 14:30
  • Sunday 7th and 14th 11:30

Conditions of entry: Museum admission prices apply (Children Under 12 go FREE). All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Family Trail

Our family trials invite all budding young detectives to pick up a case file and undercover the story of policing on Bow Street. Follow the clues, complete the puzzles and investigate why Bow Street Police Station is one of the most famous in the world.

We offer trails suitable for different ages, Under 5’s, 5-7 years, and 7 – 11 years. All trails can also be used by adults to help engage younger visitors with the objects and stories on display.

On arrival please speak to a member of the team who would be happy to provide you with a FREE trail for each child.


Details of all our facilities can be found on our Accessibility page.

We are actively working towards the principles of the Kids In Museums Manifesto to help make the Museum a welcoming place for all families.