Day at the Museum




[ Topshop coat, Vero Moda dress, Marks and Spencer tights, Office shoes, Casati bag, ASOS mittens, Hobbs snood ]

Today was my first day back at work following a 10-day break for Christmas/New Year. I actually really enjoy my job but I can’t believe that the holiday that I was looking forward to so much is over already! Determined to make the most of the last day, Chris and I woke up early yesterday but then did our usual trick of faffing around for hours and wasting half the day.

When we finally left the house we ended up at the Imperial War Museum (which is my new thing for this week ticked off as I’ve never been to any of the IWMs before and there are several). London’s main IWM is set in the former Royal Bethlem Hospital in Southwark, a short distance from the London Eye. The exhibitions and artefacts are spread over several floors and mezzanine levels and include a mock-up of a trench and several warplanes suspended from the ceiling in the main hall.

The museum covers all major events from the First World War to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima but by far the most harrowing part of our day was a wander through the permanent exhibition about the Holocaust. It really was incredibly moving to hear audio from survivors, see a model of a small section of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and gaze upon personal items recovered from some of the estimated 6 million people who lost their lives. We were left pretty shell-shocked.

It might not be what you could call a particularly enjoyable day but it’s certainly a fascinating museum and one well worth visiting if you can.

How did you spend bank holiday Monday? Did anyone else want to cry when your alarm went off this morning?!

IWM London

War plane in IWM

IWM London

Note from the Nazi's to British soldiers, in IWM London

War plane in IWM London

Photo of a bomb shelter in the Underground, in IWM London

Ole Bill bus in IWM London

The Nazi's Black Book in IWM London

Old Fred warplane in IWM London

Warplane in IWM London

Visit the website for the Imperial War Museums.

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ (nearest tube Lambeth North / Elephant & Castle)

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  • lucy

    I know time has flown by, Christmas always goes to fast. Glad you enjoyed your last day off. It’s sad but also it’s good that memories lives on- the war.

  • Devorah

    adorable outfit-love those colors tog!

  • stylebyladyg

    My hubby and I visited Pearl Harbour early this year, it was the most humbling experience I have ever had.
    I do miss M & S now we are in the USA!

  • adele

    Cute outfit Becky. Would love you to stop by sometime xoxo

  • Rianna

    Great snaps of the museum, and love your outfit, so sweet.

    Am definatley going to visit The IWM next time i’m in london. My list of london activities is growing at a horrendous rate!

    @RiannaPhillips xx

  • jamie

    I love going to museums! Your outfit looks fantastic and warm! I love the way you used different colors!

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  • Angela Donava

    Super post! J’aime beaucoup!

    Angela Donava

  • blue roses

    what a fun trip! love your jacket.

  • Sincerely Sammie

    Loving that coat paired with that bag. Very chic!

  • Diana

    i love museum days like this:) and i love that burgundy coat! xo

  • Jai’me

    I love your coat and scarf! Christmas really did fly by and I miss it a lot. January can be dull so I look for ways to spice it up!

    I am curious as why you gave up the old blog! :]

  • Sherin

    I love Museums. They’re so much fun. I’ve never been to the IWM before, but want to now.
    Love your outfit as well. It’s such a pretty coat.

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    Congratulations on the new blog! It looks fantastic, and I love the new name. :)