Victoria and Albert Museum & Hunterian Museum

Today we tied up our walking shoes and set our sights on two very different but very marvellous museums. We began with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Built on the site that the Crystal Palace (1851) once stood this museum is a gem from the entrance to the gift shop. There is just so much… Continue reading Victoria and Albert Museum & Hunterian Museum

Imperial War Museum & Florence Nightingale Museum

What an absolutely incredible day! I have been told countless times by others how amazing the Imperial War Museum is and how I should visit it etc etc so I could not resist. To start, let me review the temporary exhibit: Fashion on the Ration. This is probably the best museum exhibition I have ever seen.… Continue reading Imperial War Museum & Florence Nightingale Museum

Wellcome to London

Day one in London = museum number one: the Wellcome Collection. I was extremely excited to see this collection after reading up about it last year. The wonderful and bizarre contents inside did not disappoint. To give a little history Sir Henry Wellcome was a pharmaceutical entrepreneur and a keen collector of medical artefacts. His… Continue reading Wellcome to London

Verzetsmuseum: Resistance and the War

I know I promised a review of the Sex Museum in Amsterdam but after visiting there isn't really much to say. It's a museum...about sex. You get the picture. There were some interesting parts - women's lingerie dating back to the 19th century until today. Only visit if you have time to kill. I should have… Continue reading Verzetsmuseum: Resistance and the War

Tassen Museum & Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Since the wait for lunch is apparently long at this cafe I thought I might as well write my first museum reviews. This morning/afternoon I visited two absolutely marvellous museums here in Amsterdam. Since the wait for lunch is apparently long at this cafe I thought I might as well write my first museum reviews.… Continue reading Tassen Museum & Het Scheepvaartmuseum