Posts Tagged ‘Museum Diary’

Deutsches Röntgen Museum - German X-ray Museum

X Marks the Spot – The Röntgen Museum

Happy Museum Monday! Many museums around the world are closed right now, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, which means no new museum visits for a while. BUT I still have a few in my archives to share with you for a bit of armchair travelling, and perhaps something to look forward to including in […] Read more…

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Happy Museum Monday! Today we have a hidden gem in Washington, D.C. to share with you, which we discovered during one of our visits there a couple of years ago. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is located on the Navy Base, down by the waterfront in the SE quadrant of the city, and […] Read more…

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…

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…

‘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…

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