About

This blog is all about making the most of our family time – from days out to family travel. We are rarely far from a museum or cultural destination, but like most families we find fun in lots of different places. I love to share our experiences, and want all families to feel at home in museums. And my kids are more likely than most to run off, have a meltdown, get bored or just generally be, well, child-like. So if it works for my family, I’m sure it will for yours too!

 

A bit about me:

I’m a museum curator, a job I love and gave up a (much better paid) career in marketing to move into. I’ve been fortunate to have worked at a number of museums – from the big nationals (TATE, Science Museum, Natural History Museum) to independents (The Postal Museum) and now find myself in my dream job at the Museum of London.

I became a mum in the first year of my second attempt at a degree, so have been juggling life, work, studying and motherhood with varying degrees of success for over 15 years. I now have three children – referred to here as only Museum Teen (15), Museum Boy (5) and Museum Girl (3).

As well as blog reviews, I have conducted numerous mystery shopper visits to visitor attractions, been a guest speaker and provided training in family friendly welcomes for museums.

 

I love to hear about your museum visits, days out and travels and am happy to discuss collaborative opportunities. Please do comment, subscribe, follow me on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook or contact me directly!

4 Comments

  1. January 10, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Good luck with the quest. Sounds great.

    • museummum
      Author
      January 12, 2015 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks! I was kind of hoping nobody would remember the challenge! I’m very far behind… Luckily the baby provides a ready made excuse 😉

  2. May 22, 2015 / 11:39 am

    Hi! I’m Mary and I think your site is very useful.. I was looking for information about kids friendly meauseums and I came to your blog. I would love to introduce you mine.. It’s about traveling with kids with a focus on playground! have a look and please write me, I have a few questions I would love to ask you about london.

  3. January 18, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Dear Museum Mum,
    I’m a Brazilian architect professor and I research about museums. Now I have a project about museums and babies and I’m researching accessibility and infrastructure for families with babies in museums. As the matter of fact, I have a similar blog about Belo Horizonte museums, my city in Brazil. I would like to find a good international example of great baby changing room and museum infrastructure for babies. Maybe you can help me… If it’s possible, please, write me an e-mail. Congratulations for you blog, I just love it!
    Best regards,
    Ana Cecília
    About me: http://acrochaveiga.com.br/curriculum/
    My similar blog: (Cultural Life after Children) https://vidaculturalapososfilhos.com.br/

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