Take a break in our new first floor café and browse the delights in our shop.

Discover Cafe Tim Mitchell


Take a break in our new First Floor café

Our beautiful new café serves a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, snacks, ice creams and freshly baked cakes.

If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please speak to a member of café staff who will do their best to accommodate you.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink into Discover, however we ask that café seating is reserved for customers who have bought food or drink from the café.

You’ll find the café on the First Floor, next to the Storytelling Space.


Time Out voted our shop as one of their Top Five Children’s Bookshops in London.

The shop stocks a wide range of books, from picturebooks for babies and young children to story books for ages up to 11, including much-loved classics and modern favourites. You’ll be able to find plenty of stories that have inspired our exhibitions, and that have been written by our visiting authors and illustrators. We also stock a selection of toys, games, wall charts and much more.

You’ll find the shop on the Ground Floor, next to Reception.

Our shop is open to the public 10am-5pm every day. You are welcome to come in and visit the shop without paying admission to Discover.