Archive of ‘Travel’ category

‘Die Mauer’ – The Berlin Wall Panorama

This past weekend, Saturday 9th November, marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I don’t think it’s an historical event that needs much introduction. It’s one of those ‘where were you?’ moments. On 9th November 1989, I was 11 years old, we were living in Scotland, and I remember it being on […] Read more…

In the Footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots

Happy Museum Monday! Following on from last week’s post about the local history museum in Linlithgow, I wanted to share our visit to Linlithgow Palace during the same trip. Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of several monarchs, most famous of all being Mary Queen of Scots (Oskar, my eldest, recently studied Mary Queen of Scots […] Read more…

Local History at Linlithgow Museum

Happy Museum Monday! We’ve got another Scottish recommendation for you today. Over the October half term break, we had a little mini break in Linlithgow which is just one train stop away from Edinburgh. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. There’s quite a few things for families to do in […] Read more…

Hands-on Science at Gothenburg’s Universeum

Happy Museum Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share another museum visit from our trip to Gothenburg a couple of years ago, which to date ranks among my top family holiday of all time. Technically, the Universeum is actually a science centre, rather than a museum, but let’s not be too picky about definitions. In fact, […] Read more…

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Happy Museum Monday! A couple of weeks ago I shared our visit to the fantastic Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline, here in Scotland. Well, it’s not the only museum Dunfermline has to offer, as we also popped in to the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which houses a museum about Dunfermline’s rich history. Our […] Read more…

Feel the Earth Move at Dynamic Earth!

Happy Museum Monday! Today we have something a little different for you. A couple weeks ago, we were invited by DRIBBLE to visit and review Dynamic Earth here in Edinburgh. Dynamic Earth is a science centre focussing on Earth science i.e. the processes that have shaped the Earth, such as the Big Bang, plate tectonics […] Read more…

Visiting the famous Malmska Valen

Happy Museum Monday! This week we have another great museum to share with you from our trip to Gothenburg a couple of years ago – still one of my favourite family holidays to date. Natural history is always a winner with kids, so when we were in Gothenburg we of course had to visit the […] Read more…

Learning About Nature at Berlin’s Forest Museum

Happy Museum Monday everyone! I’ve got another great little hidden gem from Berlin for you today. It’s been a couple of years since we visited this museum, but I am reassured it’s still there and even if some little details may have changed the essence of it is still the same. Tucked away in Berlin’s […] Read more…

Medieval Fun at Craigmillar Castle

Edinburgh Castle is undoubtedly one of the most famous and recognisable visitor attractions on the city’s skyline, but did you know Edinburgh actually has more than one castle? A couple of weekends ago, we took a trip to visit Craigmillar Castle, a medieval ruin located around three miles south-east of the city centre. I had […] Read more…

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

This past weekend we took a day trip to Dunfermline, across the water from Edinburgh in Fife. The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline has been nominated for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award, so we thought we’d check it out. I last visited there with kids when my eldest was just 9 months old, […] Read more…

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