Wollaton Hall & Workhouse in Southwell

Well today is the day I have to bite the bullet and write my first negative review. I really don't want to because I like to think that every museum has something to offer - something positive to write about. Wollaton Hall, however, has been the exception. It is a Hall but it also claims… Continue reading Wollaton Hall & Workhouse in Southwell

Ashmolean Museum Broadway

On our way to Nottingham we visited our final Cotswolds village, Broadway. One of the main reasons why I wanted to visit this town is because it's home to an offshoot of the Ashmolean Museum. The setting for this museum is wonderful. Broadway is such a beautiful town with so many quaint cafes and shops. Even… Continue reading Ashmolean Museum Broadway

Winchcombe Police Museum

I was so thrilled to see that the beautiful Cotswold Village of Winchcombe had a police museum! It was one room filled with objects here and there and folders containing village ancestry piled high. Such a beautiful local museum. The first section told the story of Winchcombe. Basically how the town was constructed, then reconstructed, then… Continue reading Winchcombe Police Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum & Hunterian Museum

Today we tied up our walking shoes and set our sights on two very different but very marvellous museums. We began with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Built on the site that the Crystal Palace (1851) once stood this museum is a gem from the entrance to the gift shop. There is just so much… Continue reading Victoria and Albert Museum & Hunterian Museum

Imperial War Museum & Florence Nightingale Museum

What an absolutely incredible day! I have been told countless times by others how amazing the Imperial War Museum is and how I should visit it etc etc so I could not resist. To start, let me review the temporary exhibit: Fashion on the Ration. This is probably the best museum exhibition I have ever seen.… Continue reading Imperial War Museum & Florence Nightingale Museum

Wellcome to London

Day one in London = museum number one: the Wellcome Collection. I was extremely excited to see this collection after reading up about it last year. The wonderful and bizarre contents inside did not disappoint. To give a little history Sir Henry Wellcome was a pharmaceutical entrepreneur and a keen collector of medical artefacts. His… Continue reading Wellcome to London