Last week I took my 8 year old daughter up to London to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not,
Robert Ripley (1890–1949), the founder of this collection was an explorer, reporter, adventurer, and collector, who travelled to 201 countries in 35 years seeking the unusual items.
Ripley’s is a place full of curiosities, a little bit like the old freak show at fairs (though of course, thankfully, nothing is live)
Step inside a world where the bizarre and the unbelievable come to life and amazement is waiting around every corner – whether it’s an actual chunk of the Berlin Wall, or our Amazonian shrunken heads; a knitted Ferrari or a chewing gum sculpture, at Ripley’s there are mind-boggling wonders for even the wildest imagination. If it’s truly unbelievable, it’s in here!
So much culture talent and bizarreness on display you will go wow a lot at Ripley’s. We were completely enchanted.
Let me tell what you can find at Ripley’s….
Great interactive features
Kids love to get physical and there lots of interactive fun at Ripley’s including a mirror maze and a black hole walkway that makes you feel really giddy despite the fact it is just an illusion. Despite going on a Saturday we did not have to queue for anything ( we did get there for opening though.)
Check out my disappearing daughter
There were lots of amazing pictures made form matches and bead, smoke, bottle tops and even poo. They really were incredible and this was my favourite part!
Shrunken schools and bizarre coffins, elephant masks, headdresses and chastity belts from around the world. Such an interesting collection!
The Wonderland collection
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alice in Wonderland, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London has a whole gallery devoted to Alice.
You can explore a giant chess set and tea cup as well as an awesome room which gives the illusion you are either a giant or very small. There is also an upside down room and the Marvellous Mirror Maze. Great fun!
There are many more fabulous things to see a Ripley’s. we loved it!
There is also a little cafe and a lovely little gift shop with pocket money toys and more!) We were there for hours and were totally fascinated and I would absolutely go again and take my son!
A brilliant day out.
My favourite piece of all? It has to be the car covered in crystals.
Prices vary depending on when you book but roughly £20-£26 fro adults and £15- £20 for kids.