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

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

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

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

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

Review – Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at House of Illustration

Confession time: I love Quentin Blake. I wouldn’t dare try imagine my favourite Roald Dahl books without him. One of the joys of parenthood has been sharing the stories I loved as a child with my own daughter. That is, until she learnt to read by herself, just as we were getting to the good stuff.… Continue reading Review – Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at House of Illustration