Archive of ‘Travel’ category

The Scottish Portrait Gallery with Kids

Happy Museum Monday! We are blessed with having some great family-friendly museums and galleries here in Edinburgh, and most of them offer free entry too. During our recent half-term break, we attended a great art workshop at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where we made house shaped collages out of various materials. It kept my […] Read more…

The National Museum of Denmark with Kids

Happy Museum Monday! This week’s tip takes us Copenhagen, to the Nationalmuseet – or the National Museum of Denmark. We have visited this museum twice, once when Oskar was 3, and once with both boys when they were 2 and 6, and we loved it both times. I’ve briefly mentioned the museum before, in my […] Read more…

Museum Explorers Interview Number 8

Museum Explorers #8

Happy Museum Monday! We’re back with another edition of Museum Explorers, my interview series where families share their favourite museums with you! This month, we have Lisa from The Family Ticket. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? My Names Lisa I have a Husband Chris, nicknamed […] Read more…

Plane Spotting at Berlin-Gatow’s Historic Airfield

Happy Museum Monday! Today we have a great recommendation for all the plane spotters among you. I have a little bit of a soft spot for aviation museums, ever since one of my first projects working for National Museums of Scotland was evaluating the Concorde Experience at the National Museum of Flight. So when we […] Read more…

Tyrannosaurs at the National Museum of Scotland

Happy Museum Monday! We’ve got a great treat to share with you today. This past weekend, Mr Fox and I visited the new TYRANNOSAURS exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. It was created by the Australian Museum, and has already toured Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. The National Museum of Scotland in […] Read more…

Game On! Berlin’s Computer Games Museum

Happy Museum Monday! Today I have a fun museum to share with you, that we visited during our time living in Berlin: the Computerspielemuseum (or Computer Games Museum in English). The museum claims to be Europe’s first museum for video and computer games, with over 300 exhibits including rare originals, playable classics and digital art works. […] Read more…

Museum Explorers #7

Happy Museum Monday! It’s been a while since we had a Museum Explorers interview, where families share their favourite museums with you. This month I thought I would answer the questions myself, and share some of *our* favourite museums! 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? Hi, […] Read more…

‘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…

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