With the holiday season now upon us and a host of new museum and gallery openings in the offing, what is your favourite cultural attraction, and why?

‘If I’m in Glasgow I’ll visit The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. It hosts and originates travelling exhibitions, has a Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, lots of educational and community activities, and smaller exhibitions – like the current one by The VK&C Partnership – which frequently change.’

Janice Kirkpatrick, Director, Graven Images

‘London is fantastic at the moment with something for everyone, but there are three attractions I particularly like at the moment: The Ruskin Exhibition at Tate Britain (the new Tate Modern is also going to be great); Eltham Palace (an English Heritage house near Blackheath, which is an example of 1930s style with a bit of Tudor); and Somerset House (the Gilbert Collection now opening and soon the Hermitage Rooms).’

Jasper Jacob, Director, Jasper Jacob Associates

‘One place passes the attention test for Daisy (seven) and Will (four), it’s the Serpentine Gallery [in London’s Hyde Park]… a culture hit in half an hour – rollerskating, duckfeeding and fine espresso. If it was down to me then a blast at the Barcelona festival – (we took the team last year). And if we’re stuck london4kids.co.uk does the business.’

Julian Grice, Managing Director, The Team

‘With two young kids in tow, I will be looking from a slightly different angle on this year’s openings. It will be hard for anything to compete with the Dinosaur Hall of the Natural History Museum or, for that matter, the recent Pokémon movie. The Tate Modern promises to be a high point of the summer. My two-year-old, Joey, is a Jackson Pollock fan, announcing to everyone at last year’s show that he had painted the canvases himself the day before. I am sure we will enjoy the space and volume as well as the art.’

David Dalziel, Creative Director, Dakziel and Pow

‘My current favourites are the mummies and sacophagi galleries at the British Museum, because my three and a half-year-old son Joe is fascinated with them. I also seem to be the only person who loves the Hayward Gallery on London’s South Bank – all that concrete Brutalism.’

Michael Johnson, Creative Director, Johnson Banks

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