17 special Mother's Day ideas in UK museums

A few years back, I awoke on Mother’s Day to… nothing. That’s right. Not. one. thing. No card, no flowers, no special hugs. I waited an hour or so, expecting that I was going to be given a really big surprise. And I was – the surprise being that everyone had forgotten. Granted, we were away for the weekend, but by…

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Museum Mum Travels: 2017 plans

As mentioned, I now work full time. FULL TIME. With two under fives (and definitely not forgetting the teen). After a full year in post I’ve (mostly) come to terms with feelings of maternal guilt – knowing I love my job and the kids are happy and well cared for at nursery/school helps enormously. Our weekdays are full on – the alarm…

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14 tips for visiting Westminster Abbey with young kids

*Updated to include 2019 and 2020 family events* Westminster Abbey is without doubt a London icon – an architectural marvel, a working church, the setting of countless royal occasions,  a site of ceremony, royal burial and countless memorials, and one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. But is it a place to visit with young children – born since the…

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Review: Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London

Most blog posts end with disclaimers – this one will begin with a rather big one, slash news update. Disclaimer: I now work at the Museum of London! I’m completely delighted to have landed the job of my dreams in my favourite museum (shhhh! Don’t tell the others!) I’ve spent the last year trying to a) act like I know what…

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Museum Mum's Summer Postcards

I’ve been on holiday this summer – not just a blogging holiday, but actual family holidays. The type where you spend lots of time together away from home, eat ice-cream on a slightly chilly UK beach, and the kids squabble in the back of the car on the way back. As well as our London outings, two short breaks to Kent…

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