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…
A Quick Trip to the Bowes Museum.
On a beautiful sunny Saturday in January we drove the 100 or so miles to Bernard Castle to visit the Bowes Museum. I wanted to go to see the exhibition of the works of one of my favorite artists and writers Raymond Briggs. The exhibition has lots of Brigg’s original artwork from books that have…