Take the kids to … Western Approaches, Liverpool War Museum

A reopened secret wartime bunker that was used by Churchill and staffed by WRNS and WAAF personnel offers an educational day out – and the cheapest cup of tea in the land.

Take the kids to … the Ragged School Museum, east London

Once a school that provided a free education for destitute children, a row of 19th century warehouses is now a free museum giving visitors a chance to step back in time – and into the classroom – for a strict Victorian lesson

The world’s worst wax museum – in pictures

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, achieved cult status with thousands of visitors – because none of the models looked like the people they were supposed to represent. Sadly, this national treasure closed in 2013, so these images are your only chance to see what you’ve missed.

Museums at Night 2015 – a weekend of nocturnal activities

This weekend hundreds of museums across the UK will open up at night to offer activities ranging from pop-up planetariums to re-enacting Viking battles, ghost tours to loud music in the British Library. Here’s our pick of the highlights

Amsterdam – Free things to do

From galleries, boat trips and concerts to the city’s famous condom shop, there’s plenty of great things to do in Amsterdam that won’t cost you a euro. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/20/top-10-free-things-to-do-amsterdam

Free attractions in London

Free things to do in London, UK http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/jul/23/50-free-things-to-do-london