Top 5 Little Seen Treasures of the British Museum

As part of my work with families at the British Museum,  it’s always nice to direct people to some of the treasures they might otherwise miss. It gives the visitors a more positive experience and I get to share my favourite bits with everyone who asks “What should I see while I’m here?” So, I…

Bon Appetit! Celebrating Julia Child

Today, 15th August 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Julia Child: Mistress of the Art of French Cooking. Although not so much an icon on these shores as in her native USA, Julia has become a recognisable name, largely thanks to Meryl Streep and Nora Efron. In a small way, Julia has…

Brighton’s Old Penny Arcade Museum

Growing up in a seaside town, Penny Arcades were a fairly big part of my summer, Easter and Christmas holidays. Oh and weekends. It was always a treat to take my bag of 2p coins to the beach and try to win big. (Trust me, you wouldn’t want to go swimming. I was being euphemistic…