October 17, 2016

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Kids in Museums Book Club: No Balloons at the MET!

After a bit of a summer of a summer hiatus, the Kids in Museums Book Club is back. And since we are heading to New York for the Autumn school holidays, the book club is heading there too. This is the first time I’ve chosen a book with no words in it at all, but both my 2 year old and my 6 year old love ‘You Can’t Take a Balloon Into The Metropolitan Museum’, by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser. We make […]

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October 12, 2016


#InstaMuseum Day 2016

I love museums and I love Instagram, so creating an event to bring the two together was a no-brainer. #InstaMuseum is an annual worldwide event for championing museums on Instagram, which I run under the auspices of my project, Museum140. Every year, people share their museum photos, highlight interesting exhibitions and shout out to their favourite museums. The museums themselves get involved, too, of course. With the help of museums, museum lovers and the Instagram community, we have also been building a comprehensive list of ‘Museums on […]

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October 4, 2016


5 Year Berlin-iversary: Giveaway #5

We’ve reached the last week of our Berlin-iversary giveaways: five years of Berlin, five giveaways! I really love what I have for you this time, and I had to promise it would reach its final destination, lol. Last week, I wrote about the fantastic new addition to the DDR Museum’s permanent exhibition. This week, you have the chance to win a pair of tickets to go see it yourself. Plus a great extra from the museum shop! Many thanks to the DDR Museum for generously […]

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September 29, 2016

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Berlin Museums for Kids: What’s On in October?

It’s almost October, and before I head off on my birthday weekend away in Amsterdam, I wanted to get the October listings out to you! October is ‘Kinder Kultur Monat’ (Children’s Culture Month) in Berlin, with lots of free events taking place across various cultural institutions, including many museums. There are too many to include them all here in the listings, so I’ve picked out some of the museum highlights for you, but there are more. You can find the full programme on the Kinder Kultur Monat […]

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September 27, 2016


{Germany} Plattenbau Living at the DDR Museum

Last week, I was invited to visit the DDR Museum to view the new extension to their permanent exhibition which recently opened. I’ve written about the DDR Museum before. It’s one of the most popular museums in Berlin, and although it gets a little crowded at weekends, it’s a great museum to visit with kids. Even more so, after the recent changes. Previously, the museum was divided in to two key areas: the everyday side of life in the DDR, and the political side. So what’s […]

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September 26, 2016


5 Year Berlin-iversary: Giveaway #4

We’ve reached week four of our five week Berliniversary giveaways, to celebrate five years of Museum Diary and Museum140 in Berlin! Not only that, it’s also my own birthday this week (though I’ll be turning a little older than five) so I am super excited that this week’s prize comes from my most favourite museum in Berlin. As long term readers of this blog will know – I *may* have mentioned it a couple of times – it’s the Museum für Naturkunde! A while back, I […]

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