Sweet Like Chocolate

Deep in the urban jungle the Museum Adventurer, along with his trusted companion, venture in search of a mystical museum whose subject has a history stretching back hundreds, nay thousands of years. Blinking in the glare of the sun, after the subterranean darkness of the London Underground our plucky heroes find themselves in Brixton, looking…

Amy, Amy, Amy:A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum

I never thought I would ever wonder what famed songstress Amy Winehouse’s chicken soup would taste like. “It was awful” claimed her brother Alex, co-curator of Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait the new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Camden, “but,” he concedes, “her meatballs were always excellent.” It’s the little details like this that…

Let’s Be ‘Aving You: Brighton’s Old Police Cells

Located in the basement of Brighton’s Town Hall, you would be forgiven for not noticing this tiny but fascinating little museum at first glance. Look a bit closer, make a note of the contact details and clear a space in your diary (for you have to pre-book a visit). Trust me, it’s worth the effort….

The Museum of Museum Badges

It was a cold, wet Thursday at the end of June when I had the beginnings of an idea. I was preparing for the next installment of my weekly twitter feature #BadgeOfTheWeek when it struck me: in this crazy here-one-nano-second, vanished-into-the-void-the-next digital world we have now, there must be something more …well, permanent I could do with…

Friends, Roman, Countrymen: Fishbourne Roman Palace

“Welcome, Bienvenue, Salvete” read the sign that greeted us as we approached Fishbourne Roman Palace, the largest Roman home discovered, so far, in Britain. I say “so far” because you never know what’s buried underneath your feet. Just when the anonymous ‘they’ think we’ve dug up all that we can – along comes a startling…