Family Friendly Museum 2014: The Long List

A little while ago, I wrote a post about what makes a good nomination for the Family Friendly Museum Awards. After sifting through 800 nominations for just under 100 museums, I can *finally* tell you which ones made the Top 20 this year. It’s all very exciting stuff, trust me. Here they are – presented…

The Museum of Water

The Museum of Water isn’t your average museum. Set up by aquatically inspired artist Amy Sharrocks, The Museum of Water explores our relationship with the life-giving liquid and some of the very human stories that can make a few drops of H2O very precious indeed. You can find out more about the initiative on the…

Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Who doesn’t love a woolly mammoth? They look like cuddly elephants (on that note, you can buy cuddly mammoths in the shop). Working with Kids in Museums has given me an extra fondness for these be-haired behemoths, so how could I resist popping along to the Natural History Museum to see an exhibition all about…

Cavemen and Cannibals: One Million Years of the Human Story

A lot can happen in a million years. Hell, a lot can happen in a day, let alone a million years. In this post, I’ve been looking at a new exhibition from the Natural History Museum that explores what has happened in Britain over the last 100,000,000 years. You know what? It was a surprisingly…

Special Delivery at Bath Postal Museum

My very talented and artsy friend Polly has been quite literally going postal with her latest project, it’s an exhibition of her stamp-themed work and you can see it at the Bath Postal Museum until the end of summer. I always find it fascinating to find out how exhibitions come together, so I had a…