Review: Quentin Blake – Inside Stories at House of Illustration

Confession time: I love Quentin Blake. I wouldn’t dare try imagine my favourite Roald Dahl books without him. One of the joys of parenthood has been sharing the stories I loved as a child with my own daughter. That is, until she learnt to read by herself, just as we were getting to the good stuff. Still, I have another two…

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Calling all nosy parkers! Open House 2014: the museum edit

Are you and your family the inquisitive type? Have a nosy at your local museum this Open House weekend! On the 20th and 21st September there will be over 800 buildings, neighbourhood walks, architects’ talks, and much more available to explore – including a little known museum gem near you! Get in for free to paid museums like the Canal Museum,…

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Review: Mysteries of the Unseen World at the Science Museum IMAX

The tweenager was very busy doing her own thing this summer, including a week at cadet camp, and two weeks at transition camp for secondary school. What with the whirlwind which is the new baby, we were much in need of a bit of quality time together. One day she bounded home from a camp trip to the Science Museum, begging…

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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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