Kids in Museums: Family Friendly Museum Award 2012

“It was just us, some blue tack and a roll of sellotape,” said the representative from the Mansfield Museum today before he announced the winner of this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award. You see, the Mansfield Museum won the award last year- a tiny little museum, which despite limited resources, has had a massive impact….

Toy Story

To begin this adventure I’d like to introduce you to someone very special indeed. He has lived a long and interesting life.How long, I cannot say because I’m not sure if Bear Years are the same as Human Years. What I can say for certain is that his name is Panda and he looks after…

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost…

The sun was slowly sinking below the horizon as I made my way towards one of the oldest and most haunted buildings in Brighton: Preston Manor, the Stanford stately pile since 1764 and with a history going back to before the Domesday Book. Sweat started to inch its way down my brow. It was getting…

In which the Adventurer visits a celebrity badger…

Taxidermy might, to some, represent all that is wrong with museums. Beautiful specimens are ripped from their natural habitat, stuffed and placed in a glass cabinet to be gawped at as they accumulate dust. To others, taxidermy can represent all the positive aspects too; the preservation of beautiful specimens.  A chance to see an animal…

Brighton Rocks

“So many steps are involved in the preparation of a really splendid lobster thermidor” trills Julia Child, “No wonder it costs a fortune in any restaurant!” However, I was not ordering from a fancy eatery when I was lucky enough to sample this most luxurious of sea-meats, no, instead it was a birthday treat from…