25 episodes

Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe.


Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

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Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe.


Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

    Special: Why museums matter with Russell Kane

    Special: Why museums matter with Russell Kane

    In this special episode, comedian Russell Kane speaks to a variety of guests about how the lockdown has affected cultural venues across the UK and explores why museums matter more than ever. Alistair Hudson, director of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and Elinor Morgan, head of programme at MIMA in Middlesbrough, talk about the positive role museums can play in the community; writer and critic Olivia Laing examines the ways art can help during a crisis; and arts influencer Katy Hessel constructs an imaginary museum full of some of her favourite works of art.
     
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    • 36 min
    Anneka Rice at Osborne House

    Anneka Rice at Osborne House

    Broadcaster Anneka Rice takes her friend, actor and writer Imogen Stubbs, to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, the former palatial holiday home of Queen Victoria, where they get to explore the house’s opulent interiors, reminisce about the time Anneka landed in a helicopter there for the 80s TV show Treasure Hunt, and find out more about Victoria and Albert’s progressive attitude toward parenting.
     
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    • 31 min
    Katy Hessel at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Katy Hessel at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Instagram influencer and host of The Great Women Artists podcast Katy Hessel visits the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives with her friend, the artist Unskilled Worker. While there, they explore the stunning garden and discover more about the life and work of one of the 20th century's most important artists.
     
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    • 32 min
    Edith Bowman at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Edith Bowman at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    Broadcaster and DJ Edith Bowman takes her friend, photographer Kellee Quinn, to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, where they explore the diverse collection on show, reflect on Scottish history, art and identity, and get up close with iconic paintings by Salvador Dali and L.S. Lowry.


    Please note: UK museums including Kelvingrove are currently closed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
     
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    • 28 min
    Mel Giedroyc at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

    Mel Giedroyc at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

    TV presenter, comedian and actress Mel Giedroyc and her good friend Emma Pierce head along to Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing, west London, to explore the former country home of famed architect and art collector Sir John Soane. While inside they discover more about Soane’s family life, including the difficult relationship he had with his children, as well as take in the manor’s newest space, which is home to an ongoing programme of contemporary art exhibitions.


    Please note: UK museums including Pitzhanger Manor are currently closed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
     
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    • 33 min
    2019 highlights with Fi Glover

    2019 highlights with Fi Glover

    In this special episode, Fi Glover takes a look back at some of the highlights from Meet Me at the Museum in 2019, including Russell Kane getting to grips with culture and class at the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester and Lucy Porter stepping back 500 years into the past at the Mary Rose in Portsmouth, plus many more inspirational museum adventures.
     
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    • 33 min

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