Favourite Museums

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brynpoeth
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Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Sep 2018, 6:53pm

I do love visiting museums, the Nation Cycle Museum at Llandrindod Wells is one favourite
Does the word "museum" have a slightly boring feel, a place one was forced to visit as a child? One could use use "exhibition" or "heritage centre" instead

Visiting a small museum one often gets into conversation with the staff, that can be very interesting. Not so keen on big museums even if entry is free, often there is far too much to comprehend. One would need several days for the NRM for example

Planning a visit to a collection of flour sacks soon, someone who was there told me it is very interesting :wink:

Which is your favourite?
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby iandriver » 5 Sep 2018, 10:46pm

Ah, the pencil museum in Keswick on those rainy holidays in the lakes.

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyards were just staggering. I love these real world places that have become museums. Beamish was great too, as was the SS Great Britain (much better than I expected).
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby roubaixtuesday » 5 Sep 2018, 10:58pm

The People's History Museum Salford, the story of how democracy was forged through struggle.

In other words, what should be taught in schools, but is ignored in favour of a fake narrative of English royalty and aristocracy.

All in my humble opinion, naturally.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Cunobelin » 6 Sep 2018, 6:06am

Reykjavik has a "Phallological museum"

Always fancied a look whilst in Reykjavik, but never rose to the occasion

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby bogmyrtle » 6 Sep 2018, 8:26am

Scarpa Flow Museum but I think it's in the process of being renovated. Hope it isn't messed around too much. I thought it was great the way it was i.e a bit rustic.
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby pwa » 6 Sep 2018, 8:37am

http://www.lolc.co.uk/museum/gallery/

The Land of Lost Content in Craven Arms is well worth a visit if you have never been there. It is a converted chapel stuffed with artefacts from the Twentieth Century to make you recall your past. It is a cranky, mad presentation done in an amateurish but obsessive way by, I presume, a very tidy hoarder. It is a genuine experience.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby pete75 » 6 Sep 2018, 12:18pm

There's few industrial/heritgae types museums around Ironbridge, Beamish etc which I always enjoy but there's something about the Black Country museum at Dudley that appeals to me more than any of the others.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby al_yrpal » 6 Sep 2018, 2:19pm

The quirky multisubject jaw dropping Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford followed closely by the museum at Luxor in Egypt.

Gaydon motor museum.

And.. a town thats virtually a museum at Williamsburg Virginia along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown.

Snowshill Manor - National Trust, former home of a Kleptomaniac! :lol:

Its virtually impossible to single one out because museums often cover a single subject. I do love quirky places with unexpected objects. :D

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Mistik-ka » 6 Sep 2018, 10:49pm

iandriver wrote:Ah, the pencil museum in Keswick on those rainy holidays in the lakes

Rainy holidays in the Lakes! :shock:
Why weren't we warned? :(
I guess it's too late to cancel our airline tickets… :lol:

Oh well, the Cumberland sausage from Waberthwaite will serve as a compensation, I suppose (and we've already got a shopping list drawn up for the shop at the Pencil Museum). :D

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby kwackers » 7 Sep 2018, 9:01am

I like all museums - keep missing out on the Pencil Museum though!

My favourite museum of all time by a considerable margin is the Royal Tyrrell in Alberta, an amazing place.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 7:43pm

What about museum charges? Many museums in the UK are free to enter (which are not?) but one may make a donation

The railway museum in Utrecht charges 16€, most of the rolling stock in this "Dutch" museum was made in Britain or Germany :?

I don't mind paying to see something that interests me, 5€ is fine

What effect did free admission have, did many more people go? That might make the visit less enjoyable
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby NUKe » 7 Sep 2018, 9:31pm

The Irish folk museum near Omagh County Tyrone. Old cottages, a blacksmith forge, shops then you pass through a coffin ship to emerge in the new world . an Irish American Beamish if you like.
National Railway museum York.
Sammy Millers motorcycle museum
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Sep 2018, 9:36pm

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle is a french chateau in the North of England, +1
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby pete75 » 7 Sep 2018, 11:55pm

Was here on Saturday https://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en/ . It's a hell of a museum. They even have about 70 racing bikes of various eras along with a couple of fifties/sixties TDF support vans in team colours.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Whippet » 8 Sep 2018, 7:39pm

Bovington tank museum, Portsmouth Historic shipyards - especially Victory and Warrior, Pitt Rivers in Oxford.