Arts & Culture Round-up: Europe

Arts and culture 610Unless you’ve been marooned on an island, you’ll know that on 23 June, a small majority of British citizens voted to leave the EU. The decision shook the UK to its foundations, and has thrown up sharp divisions in the country.

I’ve always felt lucky to be able to travel freely across Europe, and visit the rich wealth of museums, galleries and historical sites across the continent. I’m concerned that access to these inspiring places might become more difficult now. That’s made me deeply sad. So this month, as well as giving a snapshot of cultural places that families can enjoy in the UK, I’ve included posts from some countries across Europe.

Not all 28 EU member states are represented here, and I’ve also included Norway and Switzerland, which are outside the EU. If you have any posts on European culture that you’d like to share, please post them in the comments below.


The Pigeon Pair and Me 48 Ideas for Unmissable Family Fun in London

JuggleMum 5 things to do with a spare hour in London

Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Are we Nearly There Yet? D-Day Museum Portsmouth

Yorkshire Tots Free fun at Leeds City Museum

Hello It’s Gemma Things to do in Bristol: SS Great Britain

Opposable Thumbs Arundel Castle, Sussex

My Gorgeous Boys Visiting Mr Straw’s House in Worksop, Nottinghamshire


Tin Box Traveller 5 Cardiff family attractions not to be missed

The Pigeon Pair and Me Gower Heritage Centre

An Organised Mess Into the Woods at the Everyman Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2016


A Little Time and a Keyboard Dublin Castle

Wandering Educators Bunratty Folk Park, Ireland


Globalmouse Travels Scotland’s Secret Bunker, St Andrew’s, Fife

Wandering Educators Culloden


The Beesley Buzz Paris 2015

ChelseaMamma Normandy War Museums

Lou Messugo A visit to the Picasso Museum, Antibes


Museum Diary Museum Marathon Brussels

All Over the Map Herge Museum, Brussels


Mum’s Gone To Art Attack in Oslo

Jennifer’s Little World The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger

Kids Are a Trip 7 Things Families Will Love to do in Oslo


Kids Are a Trip Best Sights to See in Stockholm with Kids

The Bear and the Fox Gothenburg with kids


Museum Diary Crafty Fun at the Bauhaus Lab, Germany

Ninja Killer Cat Taking a Trip to Berlin


Barts go Adventuring The Leaning Tower of Pisa for kids: is it worth it?

Learning Escapes How to Visit the Roman Forum with Kids and get them to enjoy it


Family Travel Times Visiting the Ancient Temple of Knossos


Family Travel Times Sherlock in Switzerland

Celebrate the Weekend Historic Lucerne


GlobalMouse Visiting the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde


Mums Do Travel Human Towers in Girona

Globetotting The replica boats of Christopher Columbus, Spain

Family Life in Spain The Battle of Fuengirola


Over 40 and a Mum to One Exploring Castelo de Silves


Gingerbread House Exploring the Centraal Museum Utrecht

Rambling Through Parenthood Visiting the van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


Romanian Mum Visiting Romania: Brasov

A Family Visit to Bran Castle

Do you have a story to tell about visiting a cultural place in Europe? Please share your links in the comments.

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About Nell Heshram

Nell Heshram is a writer who blogs at the Pigeon Pair and Me. On her blog she shares tips on arts and culture for kids; family travel; and what’s new in her home town of London.


  1. 08 July 2016 / 15:25

    OOOH thank you for including me ! a fabulous round up

  2. 12 July 2016 / 12:14

    Fab round up – will have a nice browse round these later. Thanks for including mine in the Italy section!