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{Denmark} Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet

January 8, 2014

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Well, as you already know we spent our Christmas holiday in Copenhagen. I’d never been before and they have so many wonderful sounding museums there, you can imagine how hard it was to pace myself. It was a bit like a kid in a sweetie shop that’s just allowed to look in through the window. But with #MuseumBaby, the husband, and Granny Scotland onboard, it was a matter of family first. Our plan? To work our way through Mel’s “Top 5 for Families in Copenhagen” […]

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{Denmark} Nisse University

December 23, 2013


I know I said Museum Diary was taking a break over the holidays, but yesterday we had a lovely visit to the National Museum of Denmark which was very Christmassy so it made sense to share it with you now rather than in the new year. Little visitors could take part in the ‘Nisseversitet’ (which they were calling ‘Pixieversity’ in English). A Nisse is a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore (also called ‘Tomte’ in Sweden) typically associated with Christmas. It’s small, often wears a red […]

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Museum City Guide: Mel’s Top 5 for Families in Copenhagen

July 22, 2013


Today I’m really happy to welcome back Melanie Haynes, in the first of the ‘Museum City Guide’ guest editions that I had promised you. Mel and I originally became friends through an English speaking playgroup in Berlin, and she has previously contributed a guest post on toddler testing Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde with her son, who is a year older than #MuseumBaby. We were really sad when Mel and her family moved back to Copenhagen, and also a little bit jealous because it’s a place […]

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