Museums at Night 2014 – Museum Mum's UK family picks

Forget bedtime this coming weekend! As mentioned in my post on sleepovers, Museums at Night is a festival of cultural events taking place at museums and heritage sites across the country on the 15 to 17 May 2014. Venues will open their doors at night, and put on special events –  including film showings, live music, DJs, teddy bear parties,…

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Review: Chelmsford Museum

A prior engagement took us to Essex this weekend, so we decided to visit the family-friendly Chelmsford Museum. As the 11-year old was at a bowling party,  the toddler had us to himself.  Our first glimpse of the museum was favourable, surrounded by parkland and with a dramatic new glass extension. You walk into a large bright space with a welcome…

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Introducing Museum Mum

I LOVE museums – heck, I even chose to make my career in them! But as a mum, I know days out need to be easy and enjoyable for the whole family, and all ages groups. Using my own tribe as guinea pigs, I’ll review trips to museums and other cultural destinations, letting you know what worked (and what didn’t)…

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