Posts Tagged ‘scotland’

Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park

Museum Monday has been on a bit of a break since the beginning lockdown in Spring, with most cultural institutions closed and all travel plans put on hold. But as things slowly started to open up again, we embarked on a series of socially distanced local day trips, which we now love to share with […] 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…

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…

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…

Halloween Cruise to Narrowboat Farm

We’re slowly working our way around various pumpkin patches in Scotland. Two years ago, we visited Craigie’s Farm in South Queensferry, last year we checked out Killduff Farm in East Lothian, and this year we headed over to West Lothian to Narrowboat Farm next to Linlithgow. It’s just a half hour walk from Linlithgow to […] 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…

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…

Follow the Money at Museum on the Mound

Happy Museum Monday everyone! I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the Museum on the Mound in Edinburgh, after featuring it in my <24 Hours in Edinburgh> guide last week, so I thought I’d do another dedicated Museum Monday post about it with a more in-depth review. I have to start by saying, that […] Read more…

Travel with Kids: 24 Hours in Edinburgh

My heart belongs to Edinburgh. Everyone who knows me knows it. Three times I have left, and three times I have returned. So when I was invited to go spend a day exploring my beloved city with my kids, and share some of our favourite spots and hidden gems with you, I jumped at the […] Read more…

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