Review: Digital Revolution at the Barbican

My last review took two and a half weeks to write – this one I’m giving myself two and a half hours*. Why the rush? Because it’s of a fantastic interactive exhibition full of lights, noise and adventure which ends very, very soon! So soon you only have two weekends to fit it in. Held at the concrete palace which…

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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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Guest post: 10 Things Guaranteed to Appeal to a 3-year-old in a Museum (or Art Gallery)

Whilst I await the imminent arrival, I’m delighted to welcome my first guest blogger – Herself from Kidding Herself, a child’s guide to going out. I’m sure this post will ring true with anyone who has ever taken a toddler to a museum! Mama has suggested that I tell you a bit about the sorts of things a three-year-old enjoys in…

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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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Review: Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Anyone with a toddler will know how difficult it can be to meet with an adult friend and ACTUALLY FINISH A SENTENCE, let alone have a conversation. My new tactic is to convince said friend that they REALLY want to go to something child friendly – this time was Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum (NHM). ‘Sensational Butterflies’ is an annual…

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