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Family visits

Children are very welcome to the GUM and Botanical Garden
The GUM and Botanical Garden are for everyone, and that certainly also applies to families with children. You will find more information below to make your visit as easy and fun as possible for yourself and the children.

Visiting the Museum and Botanical Garden with children

The texts of the GUM are aimed at children aged 12 and above. Younger children are naturally also very welcome. They often look at our collections from a completely different and refreshing angle.

Children also love the Botanical Garden. On the outdoor and indoor paths, they can explore and see plants and flowers that they may have never seen before or that tell the story of things they know very well, such as cola and orange trees. Children also love our indoor and outdoor ponds. This means it is important for them to be accompanied by an adult whenever they must always visit the Botanical Garden. The GUM and Botanical Garden cannot be held liable for accidents.

If you are visiting the GUM or Botanical Garden with children, could you please also keep an eye on their curious hands? After all, children can be a little more heavy-handed with objects and plants. Some plants have painful spines or thorns and they may be toxic.

Professor DOUBT & the reSEARCHtour

In GUM you can participate in one of the Family Games. PROFESSOR DOUBT is for doubters from 4 years and the reSEARCHtour for young people from 7 years. Less young doubters can play along, of course!

Find out more about the family games here.


There are lots of things you can do with children in the GUM and Botanical Garden. Please consult our programme of events.

Visits with babies/toddlers

You are permitted to enter the museum with a pushchair. Please report to 'Info & Tickets'. We will provide a personal badge that gives you easy access to the different floors by lift. Baby back carriers are not allowed. Please leave these in the lockers near 'Info & Tickets'.

Baby changing facilities

There is a changing table in the disabled toilets.


Free lockers are available next to the 'Info & Tickets' desk where you can leave your backpacks, umbrellas, baby carriers etc. You will need a €1 coin to secure the locker. This will be returned when you open the locker.

Museum Shop

In the Museum Shop, you will find plenty of irresistible items for young and old alike. Be sure to check it out! You can also enter the shop without visiting the museum.


On this page, you will find all the information you need about the accessibility of the museum and the Botanical Garden.

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