HMS Trincomalee

Museums in Hartlepool

My husband and I recently visited two museums in Hartlepool, National Museum of the Royal Navy & HMS Trincomalee and Museum of Hartlepool. The second one is free, but there is a fee for the first one. Even so, it’s worth it and, even more, you can have access to the museum for an year […]

Transporter Bridge

Tees Transporter Bridge

After making a post about 3 Museums in Middlesborough, you might be curious why I’m dedicating an entire post to the Transporter Bridge over Tees. I do that because it’s a great piece of engineering. Before booking our short holiday in Middlesborough, I didn’t know about the bridge. I’ve seen it in a documentary, but […]

Preston Park Museum

3 Museums in Middlesborough

I’ve named my post 3 Museums in Middlesborough, but the truth is that only two are in Middlesborough and the other is in Stockton-on-Tees. I can’t imagine a better way to talk about these locations though, as 3 Museums in County Durham would have sounded a bit odd. Usually I would post about each museum […]

Houses in Tetbury


Tetbury is a wonderful town in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. It is on the site of an ancient hill fort and an Anglo-Saxon monastery which was founded in 681. It is also near Highgrove Gardens. Highgrove is the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles got Highgrove in […]

Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Painting

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Herschel Museum of Astronomy is a fascinating little museum in Bath. If you are interested in science and history, this should be on your to-visit list if you are holidaying in Bath. The Museum has only a few rooms open to the public, but there are a lot of interesting things to see. It was […]

Bibury. Arlington Row


Bibury is a village in Gloucestershire, a few miles from Cirencester. It is a very old village, the first mention of it appearing in Domesday Book (1086). The village is small, having only 40 houses and two hotels. Bibury is very popular with Japanese tourists and we’ve seen a big group and also a family […]

SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain is one of the most important museums in Bristol. If you are a bit interested in Victorian engineering, you’ve surely heard about Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He designed the gorgeous Clifton Suspension Bridge, now a landmark of Bristol, that is still in use. SS Great Britain played a part in shaping the world […]

No 1 Royal Crescent

No 1 Royal Crescent

No 1 Royal Crescent is one of the best known museums in Bath. It’s one of the houses built in the Georgian era for the ones who would come to visit Bath, for the waters. The No 1 Royal Crescent was built after a design made by John Wood the Younger, using Bath stone. All […]

Blaise Castle House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum is a museum housed in a 18th century mansion, set in 400 acres of parkland. There are a few very different collections at the museum, so it’s worth a visit. It is a lovely museum in a gorgeous location. The park is beautiful, there is a woodland walk, a castle we […]

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is one of Bristol’s free museums. Its location in the city centre makes it an easy choice. While I was expecting the art part of the museum to have a more prominent place in the museum, but despite this, I still found some very interesting items on display. They also […]