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Discover Children's Story Centre, London's only children's museum is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing learning and making up stories together.


*BREAKING NEWS* new exhibition announced: Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things - opening 16 October 2015. Read more about it here. We are already taking bookings for school sessions


Our Summer 2015 programme is now on sale. Click on the 'Download brochure' button below for full programme details.


To find out everything that Discover has to offer on a day out please visit our Things to Do page. If you need help booking online please watch this video as a simple 'how to' guide. 


May Half Term at Discover: Oliver Jeffers Week, Sat 23 - Sun 31 May

Oliver Jeffers has created many sensational stories and this May Half Term we are celebrating our favourites. Join our Story Builders for all three The Hueys in... books, Stuck, The Great Paper Caper and The Incredible Book Eating Boy (all for ages 3+). Children aged 6+ can enjoy our Kite Making and Paper Airplane Making workshops. We will also have a visit from Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2015 winner Rob Biddulph with Blown Away (Sat 30 May).

Summer at Discover: Hot Hot Hot!, Fri 24 July - Sun 6 September

Join us every day over the Newham school summer holidays when we will be open every day with new and classic stories, crafts and activities on the Story Trail and in the Story Garden, all based on a different theme each week. There will also be Garden Games every day in the Story Garden with our Story Builders and a new daily baby and toddler session, Splish, Splash, Splosh!

More information about Once There Was...The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers:

Visit our interactive family exhibition Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. Celebrate the 10th birthday of the classic How to Catch a Star by exploring the magical worlds in an exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, visit the Lost and Found office and watch as stars magically appear.  Look at images here.

Please note that the opening hours for the exhibition are as follows: Newham Term Time Tue - Fri: 3 - 5pm (Please note that these sessions are not pre-bookable); Weekends and Newham school holidays: 10.20*, 11.20am, 12.20, 1.20, 2.20, 3.15 and 4.15pm. *Weekdays during Newham school holidays only


Please note that it is advisable to pre-book events and Once there was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. You can book online or over the phone (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm).


Late May Bank Holiday…

In their latest adventure The Hueys are taking over Discover!


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Blown Away with Rob…

Meet Penguin Blue! It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite –…