Posts Tagged ‘museum’

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…

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…

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…

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…

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall

Happy Museum Monday! Today I have the last museum from our trip to Japan this past February to share with you, and it’s the Anpanman Museum in Yokohama. Who is Anpanman, I hear you ask? Well, the Japanese are known to make cute cartoon characters out of pretty much anything, so it won’t surprise you […] Read more…

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