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