Introducing Museum Mum

I LOVE museums – heck, I even chose to make my career in them! But as a mum, I know days out need to be easy and enjoyable for the whole family, and all ages groups. Using my own tribe as guinea pigs, I’ll review trips to museums and other cultural destinations, letting you know what worked (and what didn’t) – from the journey, to the café and baby changing facilities. I’ll also find out where the nearest playground is! With an 11 year old, a nearly 2 year old, and another on the way I’ll hopefully give an idea of what works for different age groups. I plan to focus on smaller, less known places – but will also give some top tips on how to make the most of your visits to the bigger names.

I’ll be honest – I’ve my hands full but my aim is to review one museum – be it an event, exhibition or activity – per week, or 50 in a year. I’m London based, so whilst that will inevitably feature most in my posts, I do like to get further afield when the chance arises. I’ll also be looking at online resources, and let you know of museum news that is of interest to families.

The kids look delighted at the museum review challenge I’ve set myself!


Please get involved – if you’re a parent, let me know what you want to know about a museum before you visit it, add your comments to my reviews, or suggest somewhere to go. And if you’re a museum or a cultural venue who would like me to review your family offer, please drop me a line.

Please note all opinions expressed are my own. And I am very opinionated.



13 thoughts on “Introducing Museum Mum

  1. I LOVE museums. I look forward to your reviews. Will you be heading to the Sir John Soane museum? It’s one of my faves 😉

  2. Fabulous idea for a blog! I have a life long passion for History, and am finally studying for a degree. Naturally I wanted to encourage my almost 7 year old daughter by taking her to as many museums as possible. A joint favourite for both of us is the Museum of London! It’s fantastic for kids, so much interaction, and fantastic displays where they can get up close. My daughter loves it!

    1. Thanks Elsa! I’m a bit jealous you’re studying History at the moment – even though I have a degree in it, I enjoyed studying it so much I’d love to do it again! Museum of London is great, expect a review here in the not too distant future!

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