Mammmoths: Ice Age Giants

The new blockbuster temporary exhibition at the Natural History Museum (NHM) is Mammoths:Ice Age Giants and I really enjoyed visiting this ‘family show’ (as the website calls it). You may have realised I… Continue reading

Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum reopened in 2010 after a major refurbishment and we had a brilliant time visiting it in 2013. The permanent displays are spread over 5 new galleries and explore archaeology, fossils… Continue reading

Fairfax House

I do not really know how to start this post as the visit to Fairfax House is one of the most unusual I have ever experienced! Claiming to be the ‘finest Georgian town… Continue reading

Clifford’s Tower

I visited Clifford’s Tower on a recent trip to York. It is run by English Heritage which is an executive non-departmental public body of the British Government which receives financial support from the Department… Continue reading

Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garratt

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garrett make up one of the most atmospheric museums I have ever visited. The museum is located in part of the roof space at the top… Continue reading

Tomorrow: V&A

From 1 October 2013 – 2 January 2014 the Victoria and Albert Museum in London ran a very interesting free exhibition by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset entitled Tomorrow. The V&A commissioned the… Continue reading

Churchill War Rooms

The Churchill War Rooms are part of the Imperial War Museums group. Built beneath Whitehall is a warren of bunkers where Churchill and his main advisors would shelter during bombing and this is… Continue reading

Wandsworth Museum

Wandsworth Museum is a small museum with modern displays about the borough of Wandsworth in South West London. As  it is my local museum I thought it would be interesting to visit and… Continue reading

Queens Gallery: In Fine Style

The Queen’s Gallery is attached to Buckingham Palace and was reopened in 2002 to let the public access the Queen’s collection of paintings, tapestries, jewellery, furniture, armour and much more. The gallery runs… Continue reading


I do not usually visit what most people would refer to as ‘stately homes’. However a recent trip to the extravagant and eccentric Waddesdon was a very pleasant surprise. Nestled in rural Buckinghamshire is… Continue reading