Tag Archives: Glasgow

Some Scottish Favourites

October 5, 2015


It’s no big secret that Scotland has my heart. And it’s even less of a secret that the National Museum of Scotland holds the top position in my list of favourite museums. In fact, the amount I talk about it, you’d think there were no other museums in Scotland. But I have some great Scottish additions to add to the Museum Diary map! In fact, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that we were in Scotland the past two […]

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{Scotland} A day at the Riverside Museum

April 11, 2014


Earlier this week, we were over in Glasgow for a family wedding, and of course couldn’t pass up the chance to stay a couple of days longer and visit one of our favourite museums. Since the Easter school holidays had already started in Glasgow, the Riverside Museum was a little overcrowded, but we still had a grand time. Here are a few iPhone impressions from our visit: #MuseumBaby is in to police cars big time, so he got very excited when he spotted this! Here’s […]

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‘Tis the Season

November 27, 2013


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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{Scotland} More from the Hunterian

June 24, 2013

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I hope you enjoyed Friday’s insight in to the lesser known Hunterian’s Zoology Museum – and by the way, for those who have been puzzling about the final picture, it’s a porcupine’s bottom! Since we were already on Glasgow University campus, we decided to check out the rest of the Hunterian too. We didn’t have time for both the museum and the art gallery, so we opted for the museum. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Hunterian Museum is the legacy of a […]

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{Scotland} Hidden Surprises at the Hunterian

June 21, 2013


I promised you another Scottish post from our recent holiday, so it’s back to Glasgow today. Named after yet another Scottish collector, the ‘The Hunterian’ is the legacy of obstetrician and teacher Dr William Hunter (1718 – 1783) as well as being the oldest public museum in Scotland, dating back to 1807. The museum is located on campus of the University of Glasgow, and is one of the leading university museums in the UK. The Hunterian actually comprises four different venues: Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, Anatomy […]

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{Scotland} The Burrell Collection

June 17, 2013


If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I was actually in Scotland the past two weeks, but I had scheduled some posts for you on Museum Diary while I was away. Of course we visited some museums during our holiday in Scotland, and now that I’m back I can’t wait to tell you about them. We spent the first week in Glasgow visiting family, with a two day trip to the Trossachs for our friends’ wedding in between, and one place […]

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