Easter and beyond: Great cultural family days out in London this April

Let me guess. Day 1 of the Easter holidays and you’re already wondering what to do with the little darlings for the next couple of weeks? The Museum Family have been busy visiting lots of family friendly exhibitions and museums so I thought it might be useful to share our highlights. I almost didn’t write this post. But this cold, drizzly…

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Brussels with kids: in Winter

We never usually holiday over winter, preferring to spend our precious leave and holiday funds between the warmer Easter and October half terms instead. But the five, dark winter months can drag so this year we decided to embrace the seasons, and take a winter’s break to Brussels. Contrary to advice received before our break, Brussels certainly isn’t boring! The…

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Bedrooms of London at the Foundling Museum

Some stories are so important that they demand to be told. But they are too difficult to articulate, stigma and shame silencing those who most need to be heard. The latest exhibition at the Foundling Museum tackles one such subject – child poverty and its relationship to poor quality housing. Bedrooms of London takes an unflinching look at the sleeping…

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Welcome to the Forest: London Borough of Culture 2019

It’s another cold January day and we’re at our local park. But this is unlike any other visit we’ve ever had. Museum Girl is craning her neck, mesmerised by the intense shafts of light that dance across the dark, cloudy sky. They are so powerful I saw them from miles away, crossing the marshes on a freezing cycle journey home.…

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Giverny: Monet’s Garden with kids

Even those who know nothing about art will know of Claude Monet. They may not describe the French painter as the creator of a whole new style of art, Impressionism. But they will recognise his art immediately – the little dashes which capture the fleeting light and colours of a landscape, a historic building, or most famously, waterlilies reflected on…

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