Category Archives: Museums & Galleries

The bare bones

I accidentally discovered the Grant Museum of Zoology. It was when I went to the Wellcome Collection. Following the bus on my mapping app, I noticed the Grant pop up just down the road. I read about it and decided … Continue reading

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Hopegood Helpless

Thomas Coram (1668-1751) was a great man. He wasn’t a rich man but he decided to do everything he could to help rid the streets of London of poor destitute children who, through no fault of their own, were on … Continue reading

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Museum day

Finally, after such a long time and determination, I visited the Museum of London, Docklands this morning. And what a brilliant museum it is. Having dropped Mirinda off at the ferry, I wandered around to the closest Starbucks for my … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Before I write about the wonders of today, I just have to report the biggest news of the day. We actually saw the sun this morning. Okay, it was behind a rather milky sky but it was there. I could … Continue reading

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Nosey Flo

I think it’s important to get this out of the way right from the start: Florence Nightingale had a big nose. Some would call it noble, perhaps Roman, even stately but, when it comes down to it, it was big. … Continue reading

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Hodge the cat

In Gough Square, just up from Fleet Street, there’s a statue of a cat called Hodge. Hodge didn’t do anything particularly spectacular like save someone from a burning building or hang around at his owner’s grave for 20 years. He … Continue reading

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Day of the Hunter

What a lovely day. The weather was great (eventually) and I spent a wonderful hour and a half with my wife for lunch. And then, to top it all off, I visited the Hunterian Museum at the College of Surgeons. … Continue reading

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