The National Archives: a Selection for On and Under Your Tree this Christmas

I live a short drive from the National Archives in Kew. Whilst I don’t get to research there as much as I’d like these days, it’s still a great place to explore for unusual Christmas gifts for the historian! Trees I couldn’t resist this suffragette decoration – it doesn’t go with my theme so it isn’t hanging on my tree (maybe next year I’ll go with … Continue reading The National Archives: a Selection for On and Under Your Tree this Christmas

The Science Museum: What’s in Their Shop this Christmas?

I was lucky enough to visit the Science Museum this weekend to explore their fantastic Romanov exhibition. As common with such presentations, there is no photography permitted, so I explored the Science Museum’s gift shop!  I LOVE a museum gift shop! In a museum, I’m excellent company when in the presence of non-history lovers. I usually have an agenda and go to see something specific … Continue reading The Science Museum: What’s in Their Shop this Christmas?

Hampton Court Palace: Baubles, Gifts and Posh Nosh this Christmas

I’ve been to Hampton Court Palace to take a look at their sumptuous Christmas collection of decorations, gift ideas and luxurious and tempting Christmas treats! It’s HistorianRuby’s first ever bitofgiftguide but also a howmuchforabauble? chinhitsthefloor sort of post! I love a bit of royal decadence but thankfully the shop carries budget-friendly gifts as well as items that require a more princely purse. I’ve bought presents … Continue reading Hampton Court Palace: Baubles, Gifts and Posh Nosh this Christmas