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Family THATBrit Meeting Point, Rules and Tools

MEETING POINT Your first task will be to find our meeting point within the British Museum’s Great Court lobby. If entering the museum from the main entrance on Great Russell St, the circular Information Desk is to the… Read More

Amazing Accessories: The Language of the Fan

By Masha Voyles Just a handy hint: the bits in bold might be the answers to bonus questions on your hunt! Buy your tickets to the Fashion Hunt at the V&A here. If there’s one wardrobe item that I’m… Read More

Historical Fashionistas: Josephine Bonaparte

By Masha Voyles Just a handy hint: keep an eye out for answers to bonus questions on your hunt! Buy your tickets to the Fashion Hunt at the V&A here. The Empress Josephine—Napoleon’s wife—was a massive shopaholic, and was… Read More

Before Anna Wintour? The Pandora Doll

By Masha Voyles Just a handy hint: the bits in bold might answer bonus questions on your hunt!  Buy your tickets to the Fashion Hunt at the V&A here. How on earth was a fashionable lady in the 18th century… Read More

Cafés at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Fittingly for a museum of art and design, there are three beautiful and inspiring places to eat, drink and rest inside the V&A. The Main Cafe is also the worlds very first museum cafe, with its three rooms… Read More

Guess That Museum: Famous Museums Featured in Films and Music Videos

By Halle Trang It might come as no surprise to you that museums are very popular locations to film in. Some of the greatest museum halls in London and Paris act as great backdrops for action scenes, and… Read More

Why Your Kids Hate Museums: The Missing Ingredient from Your Family Day Out

We get it. Kids don’t always love museums. You’ve tried your best, we know. The day begins well, with the whole family excited for a trip to the museum. Maybe your kids last an hour. A little more,… Read More

History of the British Museum

Dubbed the first national public museum in the world, the British Museum didn’t start off as a grand, Greek-style building full of Egyptian mummies, Roman statues and Aztec turquoise. The museum has changed quite a bit in its almost 300-year history, but began with the donation of Hans Sloane (above), a high-society Irish physician – who also invented hot chocolate. What claims to fame!

The Art Newspaper

I haven’t been very good on the blog front in the past few weeks, struggling to keep up on all my fronts. So as I task myself with returning to some semblance of regular posting I have a… Read More

Cafes at the Natural History Museum

The T. Rex Grill – Located in the Green Zone            – Hours: 11:00 – 16:00 – Very cool display with moving dinos. A large space, great for large or small groups to meet up for score tallying… Read More

Restaurants Inside the British Museum

The THATMuse blog has content pieces about the actual museums where you’re hunting, but we’ve also amassed plenty of recommendations of what to do in Paris and London apart from your museum time. Check out our Travelling in… Read More

Sir Hans Sloane

This lovely gentleman right here is Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection is the basis of the British Museum. A physician and collector, Sloane amassed a huge array of scientific and historic artifacts — an impressive 71,000 books, manuscripts,… Read More