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{Scotland} Haggis Hunting at the Carnegie Museum

March 7, 2014

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Last weekend, I was over in Scotland and found myself in Dunfermline at the opening of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum for the new season (it closes for a couple of months over the winter). To mark the occasion, Scottish broadcaster and writer Sally Magnusson was introducing her new book from the ‘Horace the Haggis’ series. Together with husband Norman Stone – the illustrator of the books – she brought Horace and his friends to life for the captive family audience. While Sally read extracts […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 1)

January 9, 2012

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After visiting all those museums last year, I thought I would do a kind of ‘Museum Awards’ to pick out some of the highlights. Best Food No question, the award for best food experience has to go to the National Library of Scotland, simply for their selection of gluten free cakes! No, they’re not made fresh in house, they are pre-packaged from a gluten free range, but at least they recognise that they have customers with a need for this and they have three or […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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{Scotland} Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

September 7, 2011

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{Scotland} Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Last month, I was invited to visit the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum for a personal tour round the museum with the Chief Executive of the Carnegie Dunfermline & Hero Trust Fund and the Museum Manager, in exchange for some feedback on the museum, which was refurbished in 2009, and some advice on social media. The museum consists of two parts – the cottage where Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 (the cottage itself dating back to the 1750s), and an extension to the cottage which […]

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