Fun Travel

the british museum

In our travels to and from London, one thing we’ve learned is that the dollar doesn’t go quite as far as in other parts of the world. It’s just pricey! To ensure the kids got a “London” experience, we took advantage of the free museums and checking out famous London sights. 

british museum

a little rest

The British Museum was simply amazing. I think Jeremy and I could have spent all day there. It’s home to the Rosetta Stone, stone carvings from the city of Ninevah, Parthenon sculptures, and so much more. We were both amazed at everything this museum contained and that is was free to enter. 

ninevah room

from ninevah

It also contained real mummies which we all found to be a bit cool and creepy at the same time. It was quite interesting reading about the mummification process. They even mummified animals!


A couple of weeks ago, in history, Emma G studied ancient ways of writing including hieroglyphics. It was so cool when she spotted some in the museum and even recognized the letters! One of the things I love about home schooling and traveling the world.

old library


Anyone been to The British Museum? If you’re ever in London, I highly, highly recommend it. From there it’s only about a 30 minute walk to Buckingham Palace!

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    October 15, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I LOVE museums, this looks fab!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    October 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Oh yes, it is amazing! I totally could NOT believe I was standing next to THE Rosetta Stone. I think I'll love history museums more and more as I increase my understanding of history by homeschooling my kids.

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    October 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I have been there and it is an amazing place! But I also got swindled out of some money there, so it holds both good and bad memories for me. I have always been a more savvy traveler because of that experience, so I guess it wasn't all bad! Glad you guys are having a great time.

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    October 16, 2012 at 2:55 am

    They have an experience that not many kids are blessed with. Such an amazing way to learn! The museum looks fantastic! Love the photos! 🙂

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    October 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Gah, last time I was in London, I didn't go. I have to go back – I feel like I missed out on so much

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    October 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    We took Emma here when she was a baby – we were living in Cambridge! Wonderful memories. Your photos are fantastic.

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    October 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    How fun! Gorgeous pics…

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    scott davidson
    September 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Ein wirklich interessanter Blog, und schön eingeleitet mit dem provokativen Foto. Diese Bild ist wirklich sehr ungewöhnlich wie z.b. dieses Gemälde von dem schweizer Maler Paul Klee und seinem Blick über dem Park. Dieses und noch vielmehr kann auf angeschaut und als Druck oder auch als Gemälde bestellt werden.

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