A few weeks ago we were talking about our year in London and what we needed to do to make the most of our time here. There are so many things to see in London that we (really Nadia) came up with a plan – Cultural Friday’s! Every Friday in October and November we have planned an outing to a local museum.
First up was the Clockmakers’ Museum! The Clockmakers’ Museum is located at Guildhall in Central London. It is the oldest, and considered to be one of the finest collections of clocks, watches and sundials in the world. This was Nadia’s choice and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting very much. It ended up being really cool! The collection they have is incredible and some pieces even dated back to the 16th century. I’m really glad we started with this small museum and that I even learned a little bit. Unfortunately no photographs were allowed, but I did manage to snap a picture of Nadia outside!! She was so excited!
Next, we visited the famous Victoria and Albert Museum. V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The museum consists of six floors, each holding a different collection of items. During the three hours we spent there, we only made it through about one and a half floors. We ended our day with some tea and cookies in the cafe. Thanks to our new Time Out card, we can enjoy 10% off in the gift shop and I enticed Nadia to look around a bit. We are now the owners of a new green and yellow tea towel! It goes perfect with our living room decor. Below are a few pictures from our day at V&A. I look forward to going back later this year and seeing the rest of the museum!
Next up – The Tower of London!!