Imperial War Museum London

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TO SHUT FOR SIX MONTHS

London’s Imperial War Museum will be closed for the first six months of 2014 after building works revealed that the building’s infrastructure needed important restorative work. The museum had already been closed between January and July 2013 to allow for demolition works in preparation for the installation of new galleries to commemorate the centenary of…

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Children at KewGardens, photo RBG Kew.

KEW GARDENS TO CELEBRATE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’S 50TH

Kew Gardens in west London will run Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed art and craft workshops in the 2014 Easter holidays to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Roald Dahl’s children’s favourite. The Gardens will open up four workshops based around the Chocolate Factory rooms in the book between 5 and 21 April…

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CALL THE POPCORN BUTLER PLEASE DAD

The first thing my kids do when we go into a room in a family-friendly hotel is to pick the place clean like vultures. If there are cookies on a plate, within seconds only crumbs remain. If there are puzzle books, within minutes the word searches are a spider web of biro crossings out. If…

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ICE RINK OPENS

This week seeks the opening of the Natural History Museum’s Ice Rink for the ninth Christmas season until 5 January. The setting for the rink is one of the capital’s most beautiful. The rink measures 1,000 square metres and stretches out in front of Alfred Waterhouse’s architectural masterpiece in South Kensington. Some 76,000 fairy lights…

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