Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London

When you enter a museum and you’re greeted by a smiling, happy member of staff or volunteer who straight away tries to find out if there is anything that they think might make your visit extra special, you know you are on to a good visit. It’s so simple yet rarely actually achieved, so I’ve only ever has this happen at a number of places go that extra mile, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is one. Continue reading “Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London”

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Salisbury Museum

Covering 500,000 years of history in a small space is not an easy task, but unperturbed, that is what Salisbury Museum sets out to do; admittedly it focuses on some time periods more than others. But it does it well, incorporating archaeological finds of national importance alongside some truly local bizarre treasures . . . well at least one giant one anyway.

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Colour and Vision, Natural History Museum, London

I must confess I have been meaning to visit this exhibition for a long time. I loved the look of the advertising poster; a colourful iris, striking on a black background, made up of hundreds of different coloured museum objects. It had been peering accusingly down at me from tube adverts and bus stops for weeks. But I finally managed to find the time in exhibitions last week, and I was not disappointed. Continue reading “Colour and Vision, Natural History Museum, London”