Museum Mum picks: July 2019

Looking for things to do with kids in London in July 2019? There’s always so many great events happening in London that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. So, each month I’ll choose a few of the upcoming family events that I’m most excited about. That way you can spend less time planning family days out and more…

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Art Night 2019: a sneak peek

‘Whoever saves a life, saves the whole world’. I’m watching Marina Abramović, or her avatar at least, slowly submerge in a tank of water – and I’m powerless to help her. Abramović’s first virtual reality work, Rising (2018) aims to bring home the life-threatening urgency of the climate crisis. I sit next to virtual polar ice caps as they melt,…

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Carters Steam Fair with kids

Which would you choose – a house or a dilapidated 80 year old fairground ride? That was the question John Carter posed to his wife Anna in 1977. Driven by her sense of adventure, Anna plumped for the Victorian gallopers – and so the family’s foray into funfairs began. Over forty years on, the Carters run the largest travelling steam…

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Mail Rail and Sorted! at the Postal Museum

Nothing says ‘I love you mum/dad’ more than a museum visit. Am I right? Well, I must have done some AWESOME parenting this year, because this Mother’s Day I got to finally ride Mail Rail. Long term readers will remember we were one of the first to visit the Postal Museum when it first opened back in Summer 2017, but…

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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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