There are plenty of memorable sights including the hentakoi, a wooden figure from the Central Nicobar Islands in India, carved to ward off evil spirits. In Morocco, amulets sewn into everyday clothing, henna tattoos and jewellery are believed to offer protection.
A real discussion point for older children is the Cradle to Grave installation by Pharmacopoeia which provides a visual insight into our reliance on drugs to stay healthy. Two sets of 14,000 drugs have been woven into two pieces of fabric - each representing the number of drugs that a man or woman could take over a lifetime. Tel: 020 7323 8511; www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk.