Taking a stand: Politics and Museums

Politics is one of those topics that never fails to get people heated up. In many ways, it is one of the most important things to discuss, yet people often shy away from talking politics from fear of upsetting others. It could be a family member at a holiday gathering you’re worried about upsetting, or…

Wien Museum, Karlsplatz

From Budapest to Vienna, via one surprisingly quick train journey, I found myself with a whole new city full of museums to explore. Vienna is a city known for its, *ahem* idiosyncratic character, full of laconic wits with a morbid bent, and a whole load of odd museums. But where to begin? Personally, I’m a…

Adventures in Budapest: SemmelweisMuseum

I’ve been to Budapest quite a few times now, and I’ve managed to visit quite a few of the museums the Hungarian capital has to offer. So far, my Budapest Museum total is 11. Well, 12 counting this one. According to gotohungary.com I’m about 10% of the way through. That’s a challenge I am more than…

Might to the mini!

Kids in Museums are a fantastic organisation that shouts from the rooftops about what museums and galleries and all sorts of places can do to help families make the most of the treasures that lurk in the hallowed halls of these cathedrals of culture. To help museums understand just how they can go about being a bit friendlier,…

Micrarium Selfies at the Grant Museum

January 18th 2017 was #MuseumSelfie day. And, what is museum selfie day? This is how the indefatigable Mar Dixon, the mastermind behind the day describes it :  A day to share selfies either in museums or around museums.  These can be on the day or ones from previous visits.  This is a FUN DAY to…

Call Me, Maybe?

I was in Budapest again back in December. I have already visited quite a few museums in Budapest, but I yet to visit the Hungarian capital’s Telephone Museum. Not from want of trying, mind you. Last time I was in the city, it took me so long to track it down that it closed for the…

UK Blog Awards 2017: The Finalists

Back at the start of December, public voting opened for the UK Blog Awards 2017. I asked, urged, implored and badgered as any of you as I could to vote for me, and thank you so much to everyone who did. No, really, a massive thank you to everyone who did because I am very…

What’s been read?

2016 was an… interesting year. Lots of ups and more downs than you can shake a proverbial stick at, more’s the pity. But it’s over now,  the post-Christmas mulled wine fug has lifted and someone has gotten around to sweeping up the paper streams from the  New Year’s party poppers. Before 2017 gets underway properly –…