I’ve been a fan of Ripleys amazing facts since I can remember. As a young girl I would read for hours from the huge volumes of facts that we collected each year in his book of records.
As I grew older I found some of his old comics in vintage books and would read these over and over again. So when I saw the Ripleys …believe it or not exibit I just had to see if the hype was real.
In the pouring rain we headed to the Clock tower at V & A, to be greeted by Jean , our amazing tour guide and one of the most knowledgeable young men I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. With a warm welcome he lead us to the beginning and showered us with facts that certainly aided the exibit.
With over 170 artifacts and interactive exhibits, there’s something interesting for everyone. From real shrunken heads ( oh did my stomach turn) to the Olympic torch.
What really caught my attention was how child friendly this exhibit is. There are stickers placed stratigically encouraging you to take photos. The microscopes have little steps for tiny feet to stand on and the kids can touch and see certain artifacts.
It’s not often you can take a baby or child to an exhibit or museum and keep them occupied. Ripleys …believe it or not ticked all the blocks for us and although I would recommend it for older children (7+) bear was constantly entertained, and I got some amazing photos.
It also boasts the largest nest of fossilised dinosaur eggs.
You can photograph yourself next to the fattest man or measure how tall you are next to the world’s tallest man. Don’t forget to hear the story of the tattoo lady and see how small tiny tims suit was.
I highly recommend a visit if you’ve not yet been. Fun, educational and child friendly.
Open from 9am to 9 pm.
One of the best exhibits we’ve seen
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