September 1, 2017


Kids in Museums Book Club: Digging for Dinosaurs

It’s been a while since I blogged about kids museum books. There was just so much going on, I didn’t find the time to prepare new book reviews. But now it’s time to resurrect the Kids in Museums Book Club, and I’m starting off with a book for the very little ones. I had to try hard not to laugh at his serious face. He’d watched his big brother helping me out with some book review pics for my Instagram feed, and wanted to have a […]

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July 24, 2017


{Scotland} Early People Discovery Zone

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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July 3, 2017


Meet a Museum Family #10

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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June 26, 2017


{Scotland} Portrait Detectives

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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June 19, 2017


{Germany} [Probe]Räume at the Märkisches Museum in Berlin

Last month, I was invited by the Stadtmuseum Berlin to the launch of their new exhibition [Probe]Räume at the Märkisches Museum. The museum is preparing to go through a redevelopment, with expected closures from 2020 onwards, and is using the time in the run up to that to experiment with new formats – [Probe]Räume literally means [Rehearsal]Rooms. The exhibition, on the second floor of the museum, revisits the founding principles of the museum of collecting, researching and curating, and reinterprets them for the present day, making […]

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January 24, 2017


{Germany} The New Museum Barberini Opens

Ever since visiting the ITB tourism trade fair last year, and hearing about the Museum Barberini project in Berlin’s neighbouring city of Potsdam, I’ve been excited about this new museum opening. And last weekend, the wait was finally over! Ahead of assuming it’s regular operation yesterday, Museum Barberini was taking part in Potsdam’s annual festival of lights, and members of the public had a chance to visit the new museum for free. When I saw the massive queue on arrival – an hour before the […]

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