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829b – St Fagans National Museum of History

8 Dec , 2018  

After heading back to Alex’s and checking into the hotel, we set off again with Alex’s mum Jenny with us to visit St Fagans. We had paid £15 each to attend the last of the three evening openings for Christmas. Although not every building is open, there is a circular route to follow to visit […]

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828a – Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

10 Nov , 2018  

This intriguing museum is free to enter and is housed in what used to be the Ashmolean, opened in 1683 and was the first purpose built public museum in the world. It became the current History of Science museum in 1935. On three floors, it houses an outstanding collection of scientific instruments such as sundials, […]

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827 – Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

24 Oct , 2018  

A lovely sunny day. I enjoy a short break exploring the central part of Sheffield near the Town hall with its pretty water features in the square in front of it (eat my late lunch here on a bench). Have a walk through the Winter garden with lovely plants and curved glass ceiling, then onto […]

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825s – Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul

30 Sep , 2018  

Sunday 30th September, our last day, is one of mixed fortunes. A fresher day, we manage to avoid the few showers apart from a spot of drizzle in the late evening. Of the four things planned, only one happens much to my dismay.The former Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus (known as Little Aya Sofia) […]

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825p – Pera Museum, Istanbul

28 Sep , 2018  

A small museum near the “Pera Palace”, it has free entrance. There are three floors of contemporary art exhibitions plus permanent displays on weights and measures, a very good collection of paintings from the latter Ottoman period (e.g. paintings of various ambassadors from the 19th century), a collection of Osman Hamdi Bey’s paintings (including the […]

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825o – Military Museum, Istanbul

28 Sep , 2018  

We walk a further mile or so to the huge Military Museum housed in a former military academy building (and where Ataturk studied). It only costs 8.5 TL each and oddly 17TL to use the camera. There are very few other people and no Western tourists at all. There is a special exhibition on the […]

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825a – Fethiye Museum

18 Sep , 2018  

Fethiye Museum

After the usual Turkish style breakfast (eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, cheeses, Turkish tea) we have a day exploring the town walking in along the seafront, passing by two park areas (including the usual Ataturk statue). Fethiye museum is small, but free. The finds from the local area are displayed chronologically with an emphasis on the […]

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824a – Ceredigion Museum

8 Sep , 2018  

Aberystwyth

We go to the local museum which is free to enter and a real revelation, It is in the Coliseum, a former theatre and later cinema built in 1891, with the original interior still in situ; the eclectic mix of collections covering local industries, (fishing, weaving, mining) farming, and other aspects of local history such […]

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822c – Danby Lodge Moors Centre

2 Aug , 2018  

We end the day with a look around the excellent national park centre in what used to be a shooting lodge. There are good displays on conservation of the national park, the moorland flora and fauna, as well as a new extended part which houses art works by local artists – Paul buys a lovely […]

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815a – Bronte Parsonage Museum

14 Jun , 2018  

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

We are very lucky to spend nearly three hours in peace (a group of teenagers on an organised trip pass through quickly), able to take in all the rooms and exhibition in detail. We are both thrilled to see the dining room where Charlotte, Emile and Anne wrote their novels, poems and early fantasy stories. […]

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