i visited the museum with a 5 year old and a nine year old, a little concerned they might be bored......no way !!!! after three hours i had to practically drag them out !!! there is so much to see, it's almost too much for one visit. they both said they'd love to go again, a great reference in itself . the staff are lovely and the children were made most welcome. one tiny drawback....take snacks as the cafe menu is not really child friendly and pricey. there are lots of play areas outside to have a picnic so that's what we'll be doing when we visit again. a fun day out for the price of a train fare, can't beat that !!