Rainy weekends here usually mean a trip to one of the local libraries or museums. As I’m sure any parent of young children will agree, indoors all day is never the best idea! We are very lucky to have a few really good museums and galleries nearby in Oxford. The Pitt Rivers museum, and the Museum of Natural History are together in a beautiful old building in central Oxford, and are a favourite with Mia and Joe. He loves the dinosaur skeletons, and makes loud roaring noises whilst we wander around the museum! Mia’s favourites are the jewellery and costumes in the Pitt Rivers, and she also has a very strange fascination with the display cabinet of shrunken heads. I used to visit the museum as a child, and also loved it there, but was absolutely terrified of the totem poles!
This resulted in tears…even for a dedicated dinosaur fan, this was far too close!
I love this large ammonite on display, it is impossible to walk past and not touch it.
I attempted to explain DNA to Mia and think I managed to sound semi-knowledgeable…my scientific expertise will not stand up to her questioning for much longer though I suspect! Joe thought that the model was Legos and wanted to play, hooray for two-year-olds.