Museums of The World: Weston Park Museum.
Weston Park museum is just a short walk from home for me so this is a kind of regular haunt of mine. In the middle of Weston Park the museum was once a mansion house that housed the art collection of John Newton Mappin, a Rotherham buisnessman. Thusly the name above the original entrance of…
Museums of the World: In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres.
This was such an incredible experience and well worth the trip to Ypres. As I’ve mentioned before, my main criteria for any museum is how much they Inform, Educate and Entertain. In Flanders Fields museum fulfilled all of these criteria with ease. The museum is located in the second floor of the Cloth Hall building…
A Sombre Trip to Ypres.
When I was a teenager my father told me a story. I must have been around 13 and learning about the First World war at school. I couldn’t quite grasp how devastating the war must have been on the families of England and how so many young men lost their lives in a needless war…
A Visit to the Military History Museum, Budapest.
I love a good museum and I’m always on the hunt for one that will entertain, educate and inform me. The Military History museum in Budapest fulfilled all those things. On a cloudy Saturday morning, following a very wet Friday, I headed over to the Buda side to find the museum. The subway journey was…
Yorkshire Air Museum.
Back in November I took a drive to Doncaster’s Yorkshire Air Museum. I’d discovered the museum online and, as it was only a 30 minute drive for me, decided to visit one damp Saturday morning. The one plane that really caught my attention before even visiting was the Hawker Siddeley Jump Jet. When I was…