A Cornish Country Mouse at the Museum

This post has been long over-due and should have been posted right after Little T’s jaunt in the park with Pinky the helium cat.  As mentioned on that post, T and I went to Exeter with her dad and while he was working, we (the country mice) visited the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery.

If you happen to find yourself in Exeter with your little ones and have lots of free time to kill, this museum is a must-visit!  There are lots of different things to see and explore in each rooms, an activity/play area, a tea room and of course the museum shop, though we were disappointed not to find any dinosaur toys in there.  And another reason why I really liked the place, entrance fee is free and for a lot of parents, that’s music for our ears 😉

Don’t forget to get your little bee bag in the entrance, complete with a bee costume:

I can see you mummy!

And since it was a saturday, there were lots of busy bees buzzing inside the museums with their parents in tow.

Here’s Little T inspecting herself in the mirror.  Have to say we spent more than a couple of minutes here and I actually had to persuade her to move on.

Little T gazes up at the elephant and concludes that she is indeed very small.

I bet T is thinking “I’m glad he’s encased!”

Look mummy!  It’s the bear like in my DVD!

At the play-area Little T had fun playing with blocks, animals and other toys.  If you see her with her lips out like in the photo above, that only means that she’s concentrating!

After shedding off her bee-outfit and roaming around all the rooms in the museum at least 100 x, little T announced that it was time to go.  Indeed it was – I was exhausted.  But she still seemed to have boundless energy as we headed off to the park.

This post is linked-up with Coombe Mills #CountryKids

And #PoCoLo


  1. victoria-wtpp

    It never fails to amaze me that just as you think they’ve ran out of energy, they get another burst from somewhere! Wow – this looks fantastic. Adorable little bee too!

  2. hurrahforgin

    Dean ahhh stop making Little T even more adoreahle! If you dress her up in any more animal/insect outfits I will have to stop following. It is WAY TOO CUTE! ;))

  3. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Its so cute of her to go to the museum in a bee outfit! Kids are so interesting and adorable! #countrykids

    • Oh the bee costumes are free for the kids to use when they visit the museum. It comes in a little bee trolley-bag they can carry around with them 🙂

  4. thereadingresidence

    I love that bee costume! We were in Exeter a couple of weeks ago with an hour to kill – wish I’d known! We went to NT Killerton instead x

  5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    So cute! We tried to go to a museum the other day and there was not a single parking spot open! LOL We diverted to the park, instead! Little T looked so cute!

    • Oh dear, looks like other parents had the same thing in mind! 🙂 Thanks.

  6. rebeccabeesley

    Wow – that looks fab! Love the bee outfit and bee bag. (with our surname I’m a bit obsessed with bees) Sounds like a great day out. #PoCoLo x

    • Oh right! Then you guys must visit Exeter museum then, just so you could also photograph your kids in bee costumes 🙂

  7. krissottoh

    Those bee costumes are brilliant – I now have an image in my mind of little bees all over the place during the busy time. Was there anything in the bee trolley or just fun for them to pull around?

    • Well, they kept the costumes in the bee trolley and there was also a few accessories like that huge magnifying glass and other stuff 🙂 Oh and it was exactly that – lots of little bees running around with their exhausted parents following behind them 😉

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Love the costume, what a fab idea! Looks like Little T had a great time 🙂

  9. I only live an hour from Exeter and I love it there. Didn’t know about this museum though – definitely going to that one!! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  10. livinginthelanghe

    I love the bee costume, so cute… we’re going to have to go there when Bee is old enough! She’s already getting quite a collection of bee-themed clothes but that costume takes it to a new level!

    • Aww, I love babies in bee-themed clothes! So cute. Can’t wait for you to post some on your blog 😉

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