Review: The Postal Museum

If you’ve travelled by tube in London recently, its been hard to miss the adverts for Mail Rail – the ones with the strap line ‘Abandoned. Lost. Forgotten.’ (Sounds like this blog. Sorry about that. That’s a rather long story I’ll save for another time!) Mail Rail is the Post Office’s own underground railway, and… Continue reading Review: The Postal Museum

Review: Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum

There are very few things in life for which I will commit to being somewhere with two under fives at 9am in the morning. Especially when this somewhere is literally the other side of London – and up a steep hill! But a press invite to ‘Robot Zoo’ exhibition at the Horniman was one of these few things, especially… Continue reading Review: Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum

17 special Mother’s Day ideas in UK museums

A few years back, I awoke on Mother’s Day to… nothing. That’s right. Not. one. thing. No card, no flowers, no special hugs. I waited an hour or so, expecting that I was going to be given a really big surprise. And I was – the surprise being that everyone had forgotten. Granted, we were away… Continue reading 17 special Mother’s Day ideas in UK museums

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

Review: Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London

Most blog posts end with disclaimers – this one will begin with a rather big one, slash news update. Disclaimer: I now work at the Museum of London! I’m completely delighted to have landed the job of my dreams in my favourite museum (shhhh! Don’t tell the others!) I’ve spent the last year trying to a)… Continue reading Review: Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London

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