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BALLOON MUSEUM LONDON #REVIEW…

Posted by Devenia Besant on 04 Apr 2024

Having had 3 children there is always that blind bit of panic of finding something new to do when the school holidays arrive!  The Balloon Museum had been popping up on my social media news feed for the last couple of months.   It looked fun and having read a few reviews it looked to be suitable for all ages so we decided to give it a go and was not disappointed.

Our group consisted of 2 adults and my youngest son (aged 11) and my niece (aged 7).  The theme of the museum is in the title!!!! Balloons, balloons and more balloons but of the gigantic colourful kind and the museum offers visitors the opportunity to touch and interact with what is on display.  There are 19 “displays” to immerse yourself in over 4 levels – each one engaging, although at times it did feel like we were in a weird and wacky dream.

There were lots of photo opportunities throughout and I would say our favourite experiences were:

Hyperfeeling (a ball pool)

“The artwork is conceived as a total immersion in a luminous and radiant universe, represented by a pool of yellow small balls and a ceiling composed of a sky of balloons of the same colour. Additionally, there is a multimedia and multisensory show curated by Sila Sveta.”

You have about 10 minutes for this experience and the children absolutely loved jumping in and out of the ball pool and the light show was great, they could do with extending the time of this experience to 15 – 20 minutes.

Kaleidoscope

“Kaleidoscope is an interactive artwork composed of large luminous tables where cyan, magenta, and yellow inks float on the surface in separate levels.”

The kids loved “squishing” all the different colours around and watching their movements that were lit up on the surrounding walls.

Other favourites were the ‘Playground Love’ and the ‘Gino’s’.

The overall experience takes about 1.5 hours, I’m so glad we went although it really is quite hard to put the experience into words but its definitely more of a sensory experience rather than a museum visit.

Entry price

If it was for my family of 5 it would have been a bit of a pricey day out once you factor in cost of travel and eating out, entry for the museum for 4 of us was just over £90 that was with a 20% discount that you get when signing on the website, the code we were given was BM20 I’m sure this is applicable to all.

My son summed up his experience saying:

“It was fun but also relaxing, there was so much to look at and play with, the colours and lights were magical and bright.  My favourite part was definitely the ball pool”

You will find the Balloon Museum at:

1 Old Billingsgate Walk

We got the train to London Bridge and it was a 10 minute walk from there.

More information can be found on the website – https://balloonmuseum.world/, Facebook and Instagram I believe the current exhibition runs until the 14th April.

Please note: the exhibition contains flashing lights and loud music so won’t be suitable for all.

Enjoy!

Dee xx

 

 

 
Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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