A wander through the world
rom toys to taxidermy, and fashion to Vikings, England has museums for almost any subject. Best of all, though, is that many of them are free.
As you’d expect, London has some real big hitters – the V&A , the Natural History Museum and the British Museum being just a few – but the smaller, off-the-beaten track establishments are worth a visit, too.
In Shoreditch, East London, for example, you’ll find the Geffrye Museum – a row of beautiful old alms houses that have been decorated to reflect England’s changing interior design trends, from Elizabethan times to the 1950s. And just down the road in Bethnal Green you’ll find the V&A’s Museum of Childhood , which has a rather cool selection of children’s toys (don’t miss the giant dolls’ houses).
Literary buffs will love
museum that is dedicated to his life and writing, in Buckinghamshire. Or for something slightly different try Tring’s
Natural History Museum
, which houses the vast taxidermy collection horded by eccentric Edwardian, Walter Rothschild. Not the kind of place you’d want to be left alone in overnight…
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