‘Delicious Decay’ at Barts Pathology Museum, London

If you ever get the opportunity to go to an event at Barts Pathology Museum in London, grab it by the body-parts (not the ones on display there – don’t touch those please). Continue reading “‘Delicious Decay’ at Barts Pathology Museum, London”


Why do we carve pumpkins at Hallowe’en?

My family have always carved at least one pumpkin at Hallowe’en. As soon as it gets near we trudge off to weigh up the pumpkins on offer at the local supermarket, choosing one to carve. As I spooned the stringy innards of my pumpkin this year it got me thinking about how old this tradition actually is.

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Marrakesh Museums and Heritage

Marrakesh is an intense assault on the senses. Vibrant colours, interesting (sometimes good, but occasionally completely foul) smells and constant bustle. It’s also a maze – I had three different maps and I’m pretty convinced not a single one of them actually depicted the city, or they might have done but the lack of any street signs meant I was in a constant state of lost bemusement. Continue reading “Marrakesh Museums and Heritage”

Fire Fire, Museum of London

It’s 350 years since London was struck by an infamous disaster. A not so ‘great’ fire, burning over 4 days before being tamed, destroying a huge swathe of London in its wake. Starting on Sunday 2nd December, it went on until Wednesday 5th September. This excellent exhibition explores the fire, the aftermath and the rebuild of London, incorporating numerous different interactives alongside objects ranging from letters to an early fire fighting machine. Continue reading “Fire Fire, Museum of London”

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Imagine being able to visit the birthplace of the modern public museum. Well you don’t really have to imagine it, because you can make that very pilgrimage with a trip to the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. This is the oldest surviving purpose built public museum, which opened its doors to the public in 1683 displaying the collection of Elias Ashmole. Continue reading “Museum of the History of Science, Oxford”