Review: IWM Duxford

This blog may have been quiet of late, but our house has been very noisy day and night – welcome Museum baby! With museum dad on paternity leave, the tweenager away at camp, and not wanting the toddler to feel like life as he knew it was over thanks to the new arrival, a family museum trip was in order. As the…

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Museum Mum's FREE summer holiday museum activity calendar

Just last week, a plea went out over my local facebook parenting page ‘I have a dilemma.. 6 weeks hols with no cash for days out at all. Any free days out ideas?’ I’m sure this echoes with lots of parents – six weeks can seem like a VERY long time, especially when money is in short supply. Parks are great –…

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FREE half-term family fun in London museums!

Looking for something to do in London with the kids for half term next week? I’ve rounded up 12 London museums offering family activities. Best of all they are completely FREE – costing nought for either admission or the events themselves! Remember to check with the venue to see if booking is required, and what ages the activities are designed for. In alphabetical…

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Review: Chelmsford Museum

A prior engagement took us to Essex this weekend, so we decided to visit the family-friendly Chelmsford Museum. As the 11-year old was at a bowling party,  the toddler had us to himself.  Our first glimpse of the museum was favourable, surrounded by parkland and with a dramatic new glass extension. You walk into a large bright space with a welcome…

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Introducing Museum Mum

I LOVE museums – heck, I even chose to make my career in them! But as a mum, I know days out need to be easy and enjoyable for the whole family, and all ages groups. Using my own tribe as guinea pigs, I’ll review trips to museums and other cultural destinations, letting you know what worked (and what didn’t)…

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