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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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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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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Brussels with kids: in Winter

We never usually holiday over winter, preferring to spend our precious leave and holiday funds between the warmer Easter and October half terms instead. But the five, dark winter months can drag so this year we decided to embrace the seasons, and take a winter’s break to Brussels. Contrary to advice received before our break, Brussels certainly isn’t boring! The…

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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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