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

Climbing St Rumbold’s Tower, Mechelen with young kids

My best family experiences are those where I’ve learnt something new about ourselves. Our recent trip to Mechelen in Belgium gave us one such experience – in the unexpected shape of a very high tower! St Rumbold’s tower, part of the Cathedral of the same name, is one of the highest church towers in Belgium. It was… Continue reading Climbing St Rumbold’s Tower, Mechelen with young kids

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

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

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 – Horrible Histories: Spies at Imperial War Museum

I’d make a rubbish spy, if this trip was anything to go by. I forgot to check the route to the Imperial War Museum before sitting down on the tube, and left the camera at home! Apologies for the poor quality mobile snaps in advance – let’s pretend I wanted to give this post a reconnaissance feel. I… Continue reading Review – Horrible Histories: Spies at Imperial War Museum