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{Scotland} Early People Discovery Zone

July 24, 2017

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Apologies for the radio silence. There have been some big changes happening at Museum Diary HQ – we moved house, and I was largely offline for two weeks until we got internet sorted in our new place. The exciting news is, we’ve moved back to Edinburgh!! We’ve been busy unpacking boxes and putting up shelves since we arrived, but this past weekend we finally made it to our happy place – the National Museum of Scotland. I swear, #MuseumBoy must be the only kid happy about […]

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{Scotland} Portrait Detectives

June 26, 2017

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Now that we are almost half way through the year, I have been tidying up my photo archives from the past six months, and came across some pics that reminded me of a fantastic ‘kids in museums’ programme I’ve been meaning to tell you about. Or ‘kids in galleries’, to be more accurate. I’ve been a fan of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for a while now – long time readers may remember it featuring in my ‘Top 5 in Edinburgh’ city guide – but when […]

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{Scotland} Dundee Science Centre

July 8, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.84 During our recent little holiday in Scotland, we visited the Dundee Science Centre, a hands-on experience aimed at families. There was a special CSI exhibit that had just opened for the Scottish summer holidays, and runs until the end of August, so we jumped right in with the dig pit. Forget about dino digs, we were digging up (replica) human bones! After the kids had dug them up, cleaned with with brushes, and collected them in a bucket, they could […]

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{Scotland} I Capture the Castle

July 6, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.83 I’ve just come back from a one week trip to Scotland with the boys. We were visiting a friend in Dundee, and then spent a couple of nights in Edinburgh before flying home. On previous trips to Dundee, I had been to Broughty Ferry before – a suburb of Dundee right next to the beach on the river Tay – but I’d never made it to Broughty Castle Museum. Third time lucky! As the name implies, the museum is located inside […]

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My Museum Cafe: Afternoon Tea at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

May 13, 2016

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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week in the UK this week. I’m a bit late to the game, but at it runs until Sunday, there’s still time to join in and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you the amazing afternoon tea I had on my birthday last year. And when I say amazing, I mean the ‘I-think-I’ve-died-and-gone-to-Heaven’ kind of amazing. Seriously, it was that good! I had asked around on Twitter for recommendations, and as soon as the words ‘gluten free […]

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{Scotland} Another Mini Museum Marathon in Edinburgh!

February 18, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 What’s better than one Mini Museum Marathon? Two Mini Museums Marathons! Well, at least if you are me. I could have spent the last day in of my long ‘girls only’ weekend away in Scotland sitting in a cafe with a nice cup of tea, reading a book, and watching the world go by. Just enjoying some ‘me time’ away from my three boys. Instead, I chose to work my way down the Royal Mile, taking […]

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