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 Museum. As soon as we…

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Failure: an illustrated guide OR Happy Birthday Museum Mum!

Museum Mum is one! It’s been a year since I nervously wrote my first post – and set myself the challenge of reviewing 50 museums or their activities in 12 months. Dear reader, I’m sorry to say that I failed. Whilst I knew my time would be limited, I didn’t quite anticipate how meagre my minutes would be. How baby…

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Review: Easter Nursery Rhyme Hunt at Vestry House Museum

One of the things that most says Easter to me, is a well organised egg hunt. And if somebody else has done the organising for me, all the better! This weekend I took advantage of one at our local museum – Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. On arrival, we were handed a museum Easter Nursery Rhyme quiz and pencil, as well as…

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Museum Mum's FREE Easter holiday museum activity calendar

It doesn’t seem five minutes since half term, but Easter is almost upon us – and with it two whole glorious weeks with the family. London’s museums have once again egg-celled themselves with over 700 activities for your off-spring – and all for FREE. That’s right – no entrance or event charges – leaving you more to spend on lining the Easter bunny’s…

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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 – or looked at all…

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