Going Underground at Aldwych Tube Station

There’s something mysterious about the maze of tunnels winding their way through the ground below the city. I’m not really sure why we’re so fascinated with this particular form of public transport. Maybe it’s because our imaginations go into overdrive during those subterranean commutes as we desperately avoid any kind of social interactions with strangers….

Elizabeth I and her People

A brief foreword… Until I popped in to see this exhibition,  I avoided the National Portrait Gallery. I would pop into the gift shop every now and then to see if they had any badges for the Museum of Museum Badges, but I wouldn’t venture inside. The reason? Absolutely abominable treatment. There was a temporary…

“Do Not Touch”…?

“Do Not Touch.” These are three little words that litter museums and galleries the world over. I see the point of the signs urging people not to touch things (or in some cases “Touch them with your eyes.” No, really.) but there is something alienating about seeing the message “HANDS OFF!” everywhere you look. “THIS…

The Eagle Has Landed

It is times like this I really love London. It’s one of those rare cities that no matter where you dig, some history will be unearthed. You’ve probably heard about the latest finding, a Roman Eagle from nearly two thousand years ago; a stone-carved wonder that’s had the newspapers raving. “Exceptional” ran the headline of…

Mustaches, Museums and Movember

After spending so long being a bit beardy,  I’ve decided to shave it all off and start again with something a bit different in order to raise money for that facial-hair themed charity movement Movember. If you would like to sponsor my moustache-growing-for-good-causes antics, here’s the link: http://uk.movember.com/mospace/7130617 To get in the mustache growing mood,…

All Hallows Crypt Museum

The word “crypt” is a favourite of mine. Not only does it conjure up a whole heap of images, it’s also really good for playing hangman (check out that lack of vowels!). The Museum Adventure I’m writing about today is a very fitting one. Today (the day it has been posted) is All Hallows Day – the…