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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2012

January 9, 2013

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This time last year, I did an extensive review of my ‘52 Museums in 52 Weeks‘ challenge. And I held my very own ‘Museum Awards’ for 2011 by choosing my top 3 museums in each of several categories (here and here). I thought it would be fun to do the same again, though I’ve cut it back a little year to choosing just one candidate for each category – which was not easy to do, believe me! Actually, it was difficult not choosing the National […]

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Telephones are better than robots

March 15, 2012

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Telephones are better than robots

Although #MuseumBaby has been dragged through visited countless museums here in Berlin, most of those he was strapped into a pram as sadly there isn’t a wonderful space like Imagine at any of the museums here, where babies could crawl around. But now that he has discovered his new walking skills, I thought I’d take him to meet the robots at the ‘Museum für Kommunikation’ – they rove around the plaza in the main hall on the ground floor, perfect for little boys who like […]

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DDR Museum

January 26, 2012

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DDR Museum

Yesterday, I visited the DDR Museum with my brother, who has come to stay for a few days. We’re going to the Long Night of Museums on Saturday (the main reason for his visit), but we wanted to spend some extra time at the DDR Museum, which I had previously checked out in December and decided it would be worth visiting with a couple of hours to spare. And indeed, we spent over two hours looking around this fabulous museum that has shot right up […]

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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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Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories

December 13, 2009

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Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories

If you’re in Edinburgh over Christmas and looking for somewhere to take the kids, then look no further than the National Museum of Scotland’s Treasured exhibition. It’s a mini museum in itself, show casing objects from across the museum’s world wide collections while part of the building is closed for refurbishment, and hinting at the exhibits that will feature in the new galleries when they re-open in 2011. Here you can see everything from ancient fossils, Egyptian burials and Samurai armour, to an Enigma coding […]

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