Museums are huge. Long visits can be overwhelming, hard on the feet, hard to remember in detail afterward.
So we are trying out periodic 'beer and museum' evenings on Fridays, when both the British Museum and the V&A are open late, and admission is free (donations are welcomed though).
The idea is to gather at the museum, look at just 2-3 really cool artifacts, and then go for a beer, and talk about them.
Ideally, one of our number will play tour guide, and tell us a bit about the items of choice.
We have enough expertise in our group in different areas that we think we can successfully visit several times, with different 'guides', and still not be bored.
Our next visit is to the V&A, on Friday 20th April. Join us at 6:30pm in the foyer.
Event announcement: http://www.thamesreach.org/activity/beer_museum.htm