#CulturedKids February 2017

#CulturedKids February 2017

Brrrr…..the cruellest month, you say? Oh no, according to TS Eliot in his poem The Waste Land, that’s April. But there’s a school of thought that says February’s the most difficult month – at least in the northern hemisphere. Cold, wet and with Christmas long-forgotten, it feels a long time till the warmth and sunshine of summer.

Luckily, you lovely lot who linked up to #CulturedKids last month had plenty of suggestions for ways to have fun indoors (and some gorgeous throwback posts to sunnier days, too. Keep those outdoor posts coming!). Top of the list were museums. Here are my three favourite museum posts from January’s #CulturedKids.

Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays wrote about Lactopole, Cité du Lait in Laval, France. This is a museum dedicated to all things dairy (how very French). Catherine described some quirky exhibits, including a display of butter churns.

Image copyright Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays

Mummy Travels posted on her trip to the Oxford Museum of Natural History, where her daughter got to stroke a stuffed bear. Both of them had a ‘Night in the Museum’ moment when the lights went down in the Pitts River Museum next door, and they had to slink out past the shrunken heads to avoid being shut into the impressive building overnight.

Image copyright Mummy Travels

Tanama Tales wrote about Hundertwasserhaus, the Vienna building designed and created by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The building is an astonishing explosion of colour and life. You can’t go inside, but if you want to find out more the nearby Kunst Haus Wien is a museum dedicated to the life of this quirky artist.

Image copyright Tanama Tales

I’m looking forward to reading all your posts, old and new. In a new departure for #CulturedKids, I’ve decided to change the link-up criteria. As it’s a month-long linky – and I know some of you post several culture-related posts a month – you can now link up one post a week, rather than just one a month. The linky stays open all month, till Friday 3 March 2017. You’ll still just need to comment on two other posts as well as the host’s – and please remember to add the #CulturedKids badge, or link back to the host.

So now, it’s over to you. Have you been to any museums, galleries or historic places? Seen any shows, festive or otherwise? Please do link up below. For this month, I’ve added a post about Puy du Fou, which is a theme park with a historical focus. If you share images on Instagram, don’t forget to use #CulturedKids – and if you’d like an invitation to pin to the #CulturedKids Pinterest Board, let me know (I’ll be pinning all your posts there anyway).

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    • Nell
      February 3, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Good excuse for a party to warm up the winter nights….

  1. February 3, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    It’s funny, I always think of those lines in The Waste Land when it comes to February… We really do need cheering up this month. At least we’ve got a half term holiday to look forward to.

    • Nell
      February 6, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Yes, and Spring’s just round the corner….

  2. February 5, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Thanks for your invitation to leave a link in #CulturedKids – it’s such a great concept! I’m afraid my blog posts are in German, so please do decide if it’s interesting to link them to your blog or if this will be rather disturbing for your readers.
    There’s a museum we visited for the first time only two weeks ago although it’s quite near to our home: the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Southern Germany. It’s quite popular with families with kids of all ages and well equipped for non-German speaking visitors. It seems to be an important attraction for car-loving tourists from all over the world, but it was also great for us: two teen girls with their moms who are not very interested in automobiles at all! Still, it’s a great place for time travelling and for learning about everyday life, history and design throughout the last 120 years. Here’s the link: http://kindamtellerrand.de/mit-maedchen-im-mercedes-benz-museum-stuttgart/
    If you feel it’s no problem that my blog posts are in German, I’ll be glad to leave some pin on your pinterest board, too.
    Have a lovely Sunday,

    • Nell
      February 6, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much for joining in! I’ve linked up your post – all you need to do is add the badge, or link back to the Pigeon Pair and Me. I loved your post and am sharing it on facebook, twitter, pinterest and stumbleupon.

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