Tag Archives: Kids in Museums

{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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Meet a Museum Family #10

July 3, 2017

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After a bit of a hiatus, I am delighted to reintroduce my ‘Meet a Museum Family‘ series for another round. Previously, we met museum loving families from Denmark, Australia, England, Germany, Canada and Spain. Today, we travel back to Germany, to meet our first family from Berlin. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? I’m Kit, Mum to Milo who is almost 2 and we, along with my husband Oli, live in Berlin. We recently moved from London to […]

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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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{Germany} Cheeky, wild & wonderful!

May 9, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.41 When I was growing up, my favourite children’s books author was Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. I literally had *all* her books. While some of her books seem more popular and widely translated in Germany, others – like Pippi Longstocking – are well known in the UK too. But there is more to Swedish children’s literature than Lindgren, and the the Nordic Embassy in Berlin recently opened a new exhibition to showcase some of Sweden’s most popular contemporary children’s authors. In the […]

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Kids in Museums Book Club: Dogs’ Night

April 15, 2016

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We’re sticking with the art gallery theme for this month’s Kids in Museums Book Club, though there are no Mona Lisas this time *smile* I was a bit hesitant about including this book, as it appears to be out of print and I want you to be able to go out and buy it if you like it, but there seem to be plenty of second hand copies available from third party sellers on Amazon. “Large dogs and little dogs, spotty dogs and plain dogs, […]

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{Germany} Birth & Baby Welcome Rituals Around the World

March 8, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.15 In the January edition of ‘Berlin Museums for Kids‘, I mentioned the new exhibition ‘Geboren und Willkommen‘ that opened at the MACHmit Museum for Children. A couple of weekends ago, #MuseumBoy attended a birthday party at the museum, giving me the chance to have a look around too. The “MACHmit!” Children’s Museum, which means as much as “Join in!”, is located in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg inside the former Elias Church. The museum doesn’t have a permanent exhibition, instead changing their exhibition […]

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