Meeting The Squash at TATE Britain

“I want to see her face” repeats my four year old, her voice still peppered with uncertainty. She in unsure of what to make of this… not quite human thing, making slow, languishing movements in its lurid 70s orange and green paisley outfit. But one thing is absolutely certain in her mind – the Squash is absolutely, definitely a girl.…

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Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at the Horniman Museum

Our visit to the Horniman Museum this weekend transformed a drab, dreary day into one bursting with colour! Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is the latest interactive exhibition for all the family at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London. Colour is a great concept for a family exhibition, as even very young children show an interest in finding and naming…

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Review: The Postal Museum

If you’ve travelled by tube in London recently, its been hard to miss the adverts for Mail Rail – the ones with the strap line ‘Abandoned. Lost. Forgotten.’ (Sounds like this blog. Sorry about that. That’s a rather long story I’ll save for another time!) Mail Rail is the Post Office’s own underground railway, and part of the newly opened…

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Review: Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum

There are very few things in life for which I will commit to being somewhere with two under fives at 9am in the morning. Especially when this somewhere is literally the other side of London – and up a steep hill! But a press invite to ‘Robot Zoo’ exhibition at the Horniman was one of these few things, especially as we’ve really enjoyed our visits…

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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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