1,000 FREE activities for families – Museum Mum’s August Holiday calendar

School’s out for summer! Although by now the novelty of no school runs has worn off, you might already be wondering WHAT ON EARTH you’re going to do with your little darlings for the rest of the holidays. Particularly if the weather continues to, erm, surprise us! Fear not, London dwellers. You probably live only… Continue reading 1,000 FREE activities for families – Museum Mum’s August Holiday calendar

Review – Plantastic at Horniman Museum

I’m not sure if the blossoms have been more spectacular this spring – or if by pointing out EVERY SINGLE FLOWER on our walks, the toddler has turned me into a plant addict! Inspired by the toddler’s love of nature, we made the voyage south of the river to Plantastic – an exhibition dedicated to plants at the Horniman… Continue reading Review – Plantastic at Horniman Museum

Failure: an illustrated guide OR Happy Birthday Museum Mum!

Museum Mum is one! It’s been a year since I nervously wrote my first post – and set myself the challenge of reviewing 50 museums or their activities in 12 months. Dear reader, I’m sorry to say that I failed. Whilst I knew my time would be limited, I didn’t quite anticipate how meagre my… Continue reading Failure: an illustrated guide OR Happy Birthday Museum Mum!

Review: Easter Nursery Rhyme Hunt at Vestry House Museum

One of the things that most says Easter to me, is a well organised egg hunt. And if somebody else has done the organising for me, all the better! This weekend I took advantage of one at our local museum – Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. On arrival, we were handed a museum Easter Nursery Rhyme quiz… Continue reading Review: Easter Nursery Rhyme Hunt at Vestry House Museum

Museum Mum’s FREE Easter holiday museum activity calendar

It doesn’t seem five minutes since half term, but Easter is almost upon us – and with it two whole glorious weeks with the family. London’s museums have once again egg-celled themselves with over 700 activities for your off-spring – and all for FREE. That’s right – no entrance or event charges – leaving you more to spend… Continue reading Museum Mum’s FREE Easter holiday museum activity calendar

Review: Small Stories at the Museum of Childhood

Most reviews I write after a single visit – and try to capture our experience as a family, however much or little we see of a place.  My inner museum professional is affronted by these seemingly ‘imperfect’ visits where tiredness, hunger and dirty bums encroach on our time. Kids, we haven’t read ALL the text panels… Continue reading Review: Small Stories at the Museum of Childhood