Museums when we were in the UK

It has been a long few days in Ulsan and nothing of particular has happen: jetlag is passing,the children have returned to school and I have done loads of laundry. So I thought it would be a good chance to have a final blog about our UK trip.


When we were staying with my brother we headed into London one day to go to the Science museum and the National history museum. We arrived in Paddington Station and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to find the statue:

After a walk though Hyde Park we got to the Science Museum, which was a huge hit and we really enjoyed it there (we have to go back as there was so much that we didn’t get to do!)

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Our favourite section, by far, was the web lab, by google, where we got to tinker with lots of gadgets. The coolest was getting the machine to draw a picture of your face into sand.

And finally drawn onto the sand.

And finally drawn onto the sand.

Katrine's face was scanned in (with me holding her up and staying out of shot!)

Katrine’s face was scanned in (with me holding her up and staying out of shot!)

Then the image was reduced to simple lines.

Then the image was reduced to simple lines.





Even though we could have stayed in the Sceince Musum a lot longer, we really wanted to go the  Natural History Museum as well.



This is the main entrance, where the big dinosaur fossils are, which we exited,  but we entered at one of the side doors to a start a journey to the centre of the Earth.

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IMG_0980Skip forward nearly three weeks when we went to our next museum – the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, where we met up with uni friends and their children. We got there a little bit early, no bad thing when there are giant chairs outside to play on. There is a treasure hunt available using the Global Treasure Apps, good thing is it kept the kids interested, bad thing is they hared around the museum looking for the clues and didn’t look at much else.


IMG_0994We headed on the tall ship Glenlee, where they seemed to have the most fun scrubbing the decks! If only it was this easy to get them to do housework.

Our final museum of the holiday was the Burn’s Museum, in Alloway – his birthplace. This is a lot more interesting than it sounds and was very child friendly, there was a spot the moose (mouse) hunt and videos, interactive displays, make your own Tam o’Shanter cartoon… We played pooh sticks at Brig O’Doon and wandered along the Poet’s Path. I forgot to take any photos inside the museum but did get one with them at the wee timorous beastie statue:





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra Howells
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 00:00:45

    fab pictures and such a good time, great organisation skills here.


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