@MarDixon Passionate about culture. Champion for the next generation of Cultural visitors. Defender of Libraries. Digital, Wearable Tech Enthusiast. Sharing knowledge. Troublemaker and/or advocate, depending on what you need.
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    July 26th, 2014mardixonCulture, Tech

    IMG_1699Charlotte and I recently attended the preview of Royal Childhood Exhibition at Buckingham Palace.  While we ‘often’ (few times) have been to the Queen’s Gallery for exhibitions, this was only the second time we were invited to tour Buckingham Palace.  And let me tell you, it doesn’t get old.

    Most of the reviews I’ve read have rightfully said how brilliant the Royal Childhood exhibition is so while I’ll go into some of the pieces, I’m going to concentrate on the other items I find important:  the tech and the family friendliness.

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    July 31st, 2013mardixonCulture

    IMG_6055Charlotte and I were able to take the Buckingham Palace State Room Tour last week with Laura from AboutLondon and her 7 year old daughter. Charlotte and I have never been inside Buckingham Palace so were very excited to have a tour let alone a tour which was also exhibited the special exhibition to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation.

    Having been on the Windsor Castle tour, we knew to get the Children’s Audio guide (and we convinced everyone in our party to do the same).  The Children’s audio tour deals less with dates and facts and more with fun facts and trivia.

    The audio tour allows you to go through the State Rooms at a good pace and ensures you see the interesting paintings and other objects within the rooms.  The ushers are very sweet and mindful of dealing with children.

    What was very hard, but understandable, was the No photo policy in all but the exhibition room.  I’m a culture snatcher and love to take photos of everything!  However, this allowed me to put my phone away and appreciate the tour more. Read the rest of this entry »

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