Victoria and Albert: Our lives in watercolour at the Laing Art Gallery

If you saw this image in your social media feeds, you’d do a double take. The birthday table is positively groaning under the weight of all these gifts. This fine selection of watercolours, ceramics and paintings are clearly meant for an art-lover. Garlands of greenery decorate the walls, there’s fresh flowers on every surface and their initials are even spelt…

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Museum Mum picks: July 2019

Looking for things to do with kids in London in July 2019? There’s always so many great events happening in London that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. So, each month I’ll choose a few of the upcoming family events that I’m most excited about. That way you can spend less time planning family days out and more…

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Tips for visiting the South Kensington museums with kids

Thinking of taking the kids to one of the big three museums in South Kensington during the school holidays? By which, of course, I mean the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A Museum. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to be the only ones. Together, these three museums welcomed over 12.3 million people last year, and the school holidays are…

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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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