Coronavirus: Great museum resources for families when social distancing

As part of the global effort to stop coronavirus spreading, museums around the world have shut and tens of millions of families are social distancing. But although their physical doors might be closed, museums can still help families enjoy their time together, thanks to their online games and activities. Perhaps your school or childcare provider is closed, you’re in self-isolation…

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Museum Mum picks: March 2020

London is in bloom, its blossoming trees and seas of crocus and daffodils bringing much needed cheer to the rather soggy capital. March is a quieter month for families in museums, as staff catch their breath between the action-packed February half term and Easter hols – but there’s still plenty on.⁠ After a rough start to the year, I’m certainly…

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Meet Vincent van Gogh at the Southbank

  Meet Vincent van Gogh in his own words ‘Life is not long for anybody, and the problem is only to make something of it’ Vincent van Gogh   By far the strongest part of the new Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience is its audio guide. Using Vincent’s own words, taken mostly from his hundreds of letters to his brother…

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Museum Mum picks: February 2020

I’m delighted to see the back of January, even though February will be a tough month too. My younger brother died unexpectedly, and the funeral takes place next week. My days out with the family and kindness of my followers have been such a comfort that it’s a welcome distraction to work on this guide. And there’s no shortage of…

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Captain Flinn and the Dinosaur Pirates: Search for the Magic Cutlass

I decline a lot of theatre invites, but was too intrigued to pass up an invite to Les Petits Theatre’s latest show, Captain Flinn and the Dinosaur Pirates: Search for the Magic Cutlass. Museum Teen and I enjoyed a brilliant visit to madcap Alice’s Adventures Underground by parent company Les Enfant Terribles a few years back. This new offering has both…

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