Dinos and Dodos: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

There’s something about Dinosaurs that really brings out the kid in me. I’m not really sure why, it’s hard not to feel like a youngling next to something so big and so old, maybe it’s because they bring back warm fuzzy memories of trips to the Natural History Museum when I was a child. As…

Ashmolean Museum: Britain’s Oldest Museum

The one thing the Ashmolean really shouts about -despite all the really amazing stuff inside- is that it is Britain’s oldest museum, pre-dating the British Museum by over 100 years. The Ashmolean has it’s roots in the Musaeum TradescantianumĀ which you might remember from the Garden Museum Adventure. Interestingly the building that is currently known as…

The Garden Museum: You can’t mistake its Botany

There comes a time every year where I get an overwhelming urge to start growing a herb garden. Each time I get packets and packets of seeds, pots and some earth in order to make the perfect window-sill herb garden. Each year, well, lets just say instead of a lush, fecund mini-garden I end up…