Easter and beyond: Great cultural family days out in London this April

Let me guess. Day 1 of the Easter holidays and you’re already wondering what to do with the little darlings for the next couple of weeks? The Museum Family have been busy visiting lots of family friendly exhibitions and museums so I thought it might be useful to share our highlights. I almost didn’t write this post. But this cold, drizzly…

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Bedrooms of London at the Foundling Museum

Some stories are so important that they demand to be told. But they are too difficult to articulate, stigma and shame silencing those who most need to be heard. The latest exhibition at the Foundling Museum tackles one such subject – child poverty and its relationship to poor quality housing. Bedrooms of London takes an unflinching look at the sleeping…

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Welcome to the Forest: London Borough of Culture 2019

It’s another cold January day and we’re at our local park. But this is unlike any other visit we’ve ever had. Museum Girl is craning her neck, mesmerised by the intense shafts of light that dance across the dark, cloudy sky. They are so powerful I saw them from miles away, crossing the marshes on a freezing cycle journey home.…

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London Transport Museum Christmas visit

Right in the heart of London’s bustling Covent Garden is one of London’s most family friendly museums, the London Transport Museum. It tells the story of London’s transport from 1800 to present, with hands-on interactives and historic vehicles, housed within a Victorian flower market. We’ve visited countless times as a family, but it never crossed my mind to make a…

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Spanish Flu at the Florence Nightingale Museum

What if I told you that a strain of flu could be so virulent that it would kill 50 to 100 million people worldwide? That you could be fine at breakfast but dead by tea time? And it would disproportionately take the lives of otherwise fit and healthy 20 and 30 somethings, the age group we now dub millennials? This…

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