Zippos Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat Show

  A rider thrusts his hand in the air, and the crowd cheers wildly. We can’t quite believe what we’ve just seen – multiple motorcyclists ride simultaneously inside a globe-shaped cage. The roar of their engines couldn’t block out the collective gasps of amazement, as one by one drivers join the aptly named Globe of Death. The motorcycles almost dance,…

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Tips for visiting the South Kensington museums with kids

Thinking of taking the kids to one of the big three museums in South Kensington during the school holidays? By which, of course, I mean the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A Museum. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to be the only ones. Together, these three museums welcomed over 12.3 million people last year, and the school holidays are…

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Museum of Water and Steam with kids

It seems ridiculous to call a museum with a 200ft tower a ‘hidden gem’, yet the Museum of Water and Steam doesn’t have the widespread recognition it deserves. Set in the historic buildings of former Kew Bridge Waterworks, this museum tells the story of London and its water. If you don’t think this is an important topic, you’ve clearly never…

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UK Blog Awards Arts and Culture Winner 2019 | Museum Mum

‘God is a bad word, Mummy’ scolds Museum Girl whilst Museum Boy demonstrates deep breathing, with liberal use of hand movements. I’m in shock, you see. Whilst making the kids’ tea, I remembered to tune in to see the UK Blog Awards 2019 announcements. This blog, Museum Mum, had been selected as a finalist in the UK Arts and Culture…

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Brick Wonders at the Horniman Museum

Calling all LEGO fans! The latest family-friendly exhibition at the Horniman Museum features everyone’s favourite toy building block. Brick Wonders takes us on a whistle stop world tour of natural and man-made wonders across time, all recreated in LEGO. Half a million bricks recreate 50 wonders as diverse as Niagra Falls, the Great Wall of China, and even space travel!…

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