London: The National Gallery & Science Museum Review (2020).

Do you ever just get the urge to do some exploring and learning simultaneously? Well, I do!

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London is definitely one of the most major cities close to me that has an enormous amount of museums to offer – all of which have their own purpose. As I had never been to either of these before, I decided to check them both out. Also, I decided to check these out for one of my university modules, so it was a WIN-WIN situation.

The National Gallery 

The National Gallery is a major tourist attraction in Trafalgar Square in Central London. It was founded in 1824 and has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is an art museum that displays a range of different paintings, drawings, and photographs. An art museum or gallery like this is a building or space that displays art, usually from the museum’s own collection that is open for the public to view. They can also be used for multi-purposes including, artistic activities, performance art music concerts, poetry readings, and many others.

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum as the artworks were just exceptionally brilliant. I loved all of the large-scale ones as they were just so beautiful and quite breath-taking. The National Gallery is a very beautiful museum inside and outside as it is a traditional museum, large and very open-spaced inside. I really liked having a look at what they have to offer and I highly recommend that if you are a lover for art, you too will enjoy it!

The Science Museum 

The Science Museum is a major tourist attraction on Exhibition Road in London. It specializes in science and technology, but more specifically on the history of science and how technology has made an impact on the development of science. The museum has developed significantly since it first opened as there were mostly static displays of objects, but now many of the displays are designed for the visitors to participate. It is beneficial for educational museums to display a range of displays in many forms as individuals learn differently from one another. It is a prime example of how the development of technology can encourage the audience’s participation which can enhance active engagement.

The Science Museum is a very fascinating museum that has a wide variety of interactive and immersive sections for children and adults to visualize how such things became possible. I absolutely loved visiting the Science museum, especially the space section as it was interesting and visually pleasing to look at. It was very educational, as well as insightful to see how technology and science have developed over the years. They also have the opportunity for visitors to try their new 360 virtual reality and Tim Peake simulation to capture the audience’s engagement, as well as demonstrate what it would be like.

I 100% recommend these museums, especially if you want to explore and have a good time.

New Year, New Me 2020.

We’ve heard that before haven’t we… (New Year, New Idea 2019.)

Happy New year everyone! Let’s have a little chat.

I know I haven’t that active on my blog for a few months, but that is simply because I have had a very very busy couple of months. I moved house, I have a new job, and uni has just been…well, STRESSFUL!

I have decided that I want to get back into blogging, but perhaps gradually, as I don’t want to worry or stress about not getting a post up on time. I would like to publish once a week, every Wednesday starting from today. YAY! I will be sorting out my blog over the next few days and only having the things on here that I really want to have. I will be removing my YouTube channel, due to not having time to commit and plus I have plans for May that I am extremely excited about.

What’s happening in 2020?

  1. I hope to have completed all of my uni work, including my dissertation and that I graduate with a 2:1. Then, I hope to have gotten into my chosen school as a secondary teacher in the Drama department for my teacher training course.
  2. I will be starting my own Podcast in May. This will be an educational podcast with tips, tricks, skills, and advice. I am in the process now of composing a schedule for each episode for my first season which is why I have decided to pause my YouTube channel. I love being creative and having something to work on. YouTube was a lot of fun, but due to the fact that I will be teaching in September, it just would not work out. I am very excited to be creating a Podcast because I want to help students all around the world and that is what I am passionate about.
  3. I would like to go on a few little holidays this year as well. I am planning on going to Krakow, Sofia, and Valencia. I love visiting cities that have history and culture. I love learning about the world. This year these places are on my bucket list. Krakow is somewhere that I have wanted to visit for a couple years now, and I feel like I am ready. I think these places will be educational and insightful, especially for when I become a qualified teacher.

2019 you have been a blast, but I am definitely looking forward to 2020. I want to make this year my best year so far. I know we all say that, but I truly mean it. I am looking forward to graduating, my little visits away, and starting my educational podcast.

Please let me know some educational topic ideas that you would like me to discuss on my podcast. I will be discussing my own tips and advice, as well as essay writing. I would appreciate any ideas that you have, so I know I have covered everything. Please comment below or email me: Bryoni.Burns@outlook.com

Have a happy new year… HERE’S TO 2020!!!!!!!