14 tips for visiting Westminster Abbey with young kids

Westminster Abbey is without doubt a London icon – an architectural marvel, a working church, the setting of countless royal occasions,  a site of ceremony, royal burial and countless memorials, and one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. But is it a place to visit with young children – born since the last royal wedding, who… Continue reading 14 tips for visiting Westminster Abbey with young kids

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: 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

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

Museum Mum’s FREE February half term holiday museum activity calendar

Next week is the first half term of 2015 – and being February, it will probably be blinking fr-reezing, and you’re still skint from Christmas. But fear not, you London parents – our fantastic museums have plenty to keep you to stop you climbing those icy walls, and keep you off those cold streets. In Museum… Continue reading Museum Mum’s FREE February half term holiday museum activity calendar

Review: Kenwood House

Christmas. Don’t you just love it! The food, the drink, the presents, the excitement… the mess, the exhaustion, the claustrophobia! Lovely as it is, by the time Boxing Day is through I’m gagging for fresh air, and lots of it. But as it’s been a bit, well, brrrrr, combining a walk with a museum stop is the perfect way… Continue reading Review: Kenwood House

Museum Mum’s FREE October half term holiday museum activity calendar

It’s soon to be half term – and what a long term it has been! You guys may recall this summer I created a calendar of free museum family events happening in London over the summer holidays – with no entrance or event charges. Well, you guys LOVED IT, and it very quickly became the… Continue reading Museum Mum’s FREE October half term holiday museum activity calendar