Thursday, 21 April 2011
Favourite Frugal Museum
Our favourite places to go are the well known Science and Natural History Museums but everyone knows about them. They are firmly imprinted on the tourist maps like Buck House, Madame Tussaud and the London Eye. But the Bank of England Museum is a lesser known attraction brought to my attention by a friend of mine whose husband works in the City. Although it won't provide a day's worth of entertainment, it's near to other attractions (we combined it with the Museum of London on our recent visit) and it's so surprisinly child friendly that Louis asks for return visits.
This time round there was an Easter Egg Hunt Quiz but there's always a safe breaking exercise and other interactive exhibits. On our previous visit treasure chest making caught Louis' attention and he still owns his glitzy creation and uses it for storing beads pilfered from my jewellery supplies. Because I've had my 'Mummy hat' on whenever I've gone there it's not really been possible to gauge what a visit would be like from an adult perspective. But I reckon that outside the school holidays it could be a rewarding place for grown-ups to while away an hour or so too.