The Natural History Museum
On Thursday, we took a little family Valentine’s trip to London, to visit the Natural History Museum and Trafalgar Square. We lucked out as although it was half term in Oxfordshire, it wasn’t in London so the NHM was busy but not horrendous.
It was an ace day out. The Natural History Museum is just fab. Xavi’s favourites were the dinosaur and bird galleries, Louis was in his element in the Red Zone finding out all about how the world was made, we all loved Guy the Gorilla and dare I say it, even the shop was a reasonably pleasant and surprisingly not overpriced experience.
However, the bit that really captured the boys’ imaginations was the reconstruction in the Red Zone of a supermarket in the Kobe earthquake. Watching real CCTV footage from the quake as the floor, shelves, trolleys and packaged goods rolled and shook about us, then experiencing the blackout at the same time as the CCTV feed cut out, was quite a thing. Louis was amazed when I told him he too had been in a (very small) earthquake when he was a baby. I think he now feels very cosmopolitan!
Just before our schlep home, we headed to Trafalgar Square, but more on that tomorrow.