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10 Great Museums to Visit at Hallowe’en

October 26, 2015

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Hallowe’en is just around the corner, and I have to admit, I am a big fan! Previously, I shared a piece here on the blog about the Scottish/Irish cultural background of Hallowe’en (if you think it’s all about devil worship, I recommend you read it and be convinced of the contrary), but this year I decided to do something a little fun instead. I had a look around the world to see which spookily themed museums would be a perfect fit for museums lovers to visit […]

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Meet a Museum Family #4

June 18, 2015

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Recently,  I launched a new series here on the blog called ‘Meet a Museum Family’, in which I will be interviewing other museum loving families, and asking them to share their experiences and tips with my readers. I am really delighted that the first three interviews, with Melanie from Copenhagen, with Amanda from Australia, and with Mar from England, got such a great reception! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series just as much. This week, we travel back to Copenhagen to talk to Ania.  1. Why […]

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A Postcard from…Naples

March 16, 2015

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Dear Jenni I know how much you love unusual museums and we just visited the perfect one in Naples, Florida. The Naples Train Museum is the model train enthusiasts’ dream, whatever your age. There are ten trains running around a fabulous scale landscape featuring gorgeous little touches such as a lumber yard and a drive-in movie theatre. By pressing buttons on the front of the display you can control the action. It is air conditioned, which is a bonus in the height of the season, […]

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Top 5 Museums to visit at Christmas time

December 5, 2014

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These days, there’s a museum for everything, and Christmas is no exception. With just a few weeks to go until the big day, I’ve pulled together some of the world’s best museums to put you in the Christmas spirit. 1. Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum (Germany) Germany is well known for its traditional Christmas decorations, such as nutcrackers and wooden pyramids, and some of our best loved customs like the Christmas tree developed there too. So it seems logical that Germany would have a Christmas Museum. At the Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum […]

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Dear Mendelsohn – a life’s legacy in letters

March 25, 2014

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If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that last Friday I attended the launch of the “Erich Mendelsohn Archive” in Berlin. I was actually there as part of my day job for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, but I am so enthused by this fantastic archive, I wanted to tell you a bit more about it.   First of all, who was Erich Mendelsohn? I have to admit, before we moved to Berlin I was only marginally aware of him. Mendelsohn (1887 – […]

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‘Tis the Season

November 27, 2013

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It’s only a couple more days until Advent and the countdown to Christmas starts, and with many museums putting on fun seasonal activities I thought I’d highlight some of my favourites during December. Obviously I can’t make listings for all cities and countries around the world, so I’m focusing on the three places I know best: Berlin, Edinburgh/Scotland, and Washington D.C. So, here’s what I am or would be looking forward to! If your looking for some Christmas craft activities, at the Deutsches Technikmuseum children can […]

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