It's easy to get lost among the maze of rooms spread over seven levels in London's Victoria and Albert Museum. That's actually what makes this place recognized as the finest decorative arts museum in the world so fun for kids.
My 7-year-old daughter initially visited the museum with her grandparents, while we were staying in London for a family reunion over the holidays. They spent an hour wandering the galleries (seeing Coco Chanel's original "little black dress" and the "Great Bed of Ware" mentioned in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night) and finally came upon an exhibit dedicated to the work of children's author Beatrix Potter. My Dad tells me that he read Peter Rabbit to my daughter while she followed along with the original illustrations.
I brought my daughter back to the museum the next day, and she was determined to lead the way back to the Potter exhibit.
Now, my daughter actually has a keen sense of direction, but she couldn't find that exhibit. At first this was frustrating for her, but she quickly realized that it was exciting to be lost, or as she described it as if "it's like a real adventure." After two hours (I kid you not), we eventually found ourselves lost in a gallery with 20-foot statues peering down at us, and that's when we finally asked for directions. We slipped through a "secret passageway" into a bright gallery with Potter's charming, adorable illustrations of Peter taunting old Mr. McGregor. At last, we found the treasure.