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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.


BOOKING NOW: Our next interactive family exhibition Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things opens 16 October 2015. Read more about it here. Bookings are now open for school sessions and family sessions.

Our Summer 2015 programme is 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. 

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!

LAST CHANCE to see Once There Was...The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers (closing 6 September):

This summer is the last chance to visit our acclaimed interactive family exhibition Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, closing 6 September 2015. Explore Oliver Jeffers' 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).


Summer Holidays Week…

Join us for a story by our Story Builders, crafts and activities all inspired…


Summer Holidays: Garden…

Join our Story Builder for 20 minutes of exciting games outside in our garden…


Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Enjoy stories, songs and sensory experiences with this water inspired 20 minute…