Monday, 17 March 2014

What next?

We have hinted before that we are tempted to visit every museum in London, and the Rules Committee has been in session, helped by the Wikipedia list.  Strangely, this is not fully comprehensive, since it does not mention the Thames Barrier, but it should take us some time before we need to worry about running out.

Here are the decisions made by the committee:

  • we shall continue to use the same URL to report our experiences. This decision came after a brief discussion of whether we should start a new blog and become 'The Ladies Who Mus', which we decided was less than hilarious
  • once a week will be fine, though if there are some small museums close to each other we might visit two in a day
  • We shall explore the whole museum if it is small, and spend at least 90 minutes in the large ones
  • Special exhibitions will not be visited, since they are often the only part of a major museum we DO visit in the normal way
  • 'Stately homes' are included in the plan
  • Thanks to the 63 Regular, the museums will be mapped on the Blog as we do them
  • We think we shall try to pick out some highlights from each museum to report on
  • Our travel routes will obviously be included in our reports

The big decision is what order to explore in, since Museums, unlike buses, aren't numbered.  We have provisionally decided to imagine ourselves in Trafalgar Square and visit one North, one East, one South and one West, and continue in this way for a while.  Of course if the weather is lovely, we shall  be looking to visit somewhere with gardens or park land, like wonderful Hall Place in Bexley.
And if there were grandchildren or other visitors, we might allow this to influence our choice.

So we're starting gently, this week, in Mary's absence, slightly north of Trafalgar Square, at the National Portrait Gallery, and we'll see how it goes and what our readers think of both the plan and the execution.


  1. I'm glad to read that your project will take on in a different light instead of just quietly dying like so many other projects. I have to say I've probably only read a third of your bus routes so far, but it's been an interesting read. I look forward to continuing to read through the rest of your bus route posts, as well as your new museums posts. Keep up the good work!

  2. I've been a long time reader and fan of this blog - I think it gives a lovely perspective on London at a different pace, and anything that keeps it going in the same spirit is a lovely idea. Having left London two years ago (and still missing it!) I'm very glad you're going to keep writing!

  3. I, too, am delighted that it will continue, and I look forward to reading about some of my favourite, and less than favourite, museums. I think the Cumin museum is still closed after a disastrous fire, and will probably remain that way.

  4. The museum project sounds great. I've lived in London for nearly 30 years and there are still plenty of museums I've never visited. I'm currently working on my own project - devising a collection of treasure hunts in London for anyone who wishes to play