Spring Early Years Program

Join us for messy play, storytelling and a musical adventure this spring!

Our under 5’s sessions encourage kids and carers to engage with Islington’s heritage, our collection and exhibitions, together in fun and creative ways.

£2 donation per child, messy clothing recommended. 


Messy Play: Islington on Canvas.  18th January, 10.00-11.30 am.

Explore our exhibition ‘Islington on Canvas’. Experiment with mark making, process arts and make a picture of your favourite spot in Islington!

Sing-a-Long: Singing for Change. 15th February, 10.00-11.30am

Come on a musical adventure, play instruments and learn about the ways in which people in Islington have stood up for their rights throughout history.


Storytelling: Islington’s Pride. 16th February, 10.00-11.30am.

Join storyteller Dani to celebrate our Islington’s Pride project and learn about the stories of LGBTQ+ families in Islington.


Messy Play: Spring Time! 22nd February, 10.00-11.30am.

Get messy celebrating the end of winter, create flowers, make prints and explore watery art.

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Storytelling: Bunhill Fields. 6th March, 10.00-11.30 am.

Storyteller Dani takes you on an imaginary journey into Bunhill’s past. Discover local stories and interesting characters before making crafts together.

Messy Play: Art Now! 29th March, 10.00-11.30 am.

Come and create messy art! Get inspired by our youth exhibition, Art Now! which showcases art produced by local GCSE and A-Level artists.



Storytelling: Art Now! 12th April, 10.00-11.30am.

Storyteller Dani takes us on an adventure through the textures, themes and stories of our Art Now! Exhibition.

Messy Play: Bunhill Fields. 26th April, 10.00—11.30pm

Explore the stories and techniques featured in our new community exhibition about Bunhill, with some messy, creative play.


The museum is safe, welcoming and child-friendly. We have a baby changing facility, a lift, and bench outside for snacks. There are toys, dressing up boxes and play areas, to explore.

Drop in and see us!

Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, Islington, EC1V 4NB.

10am to 5pm, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

Tel: 02075272837

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