Pride and Bread-judice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a good fortune will probably go for dessert too, as the opening line of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice almost goes. But why the reference to dessert? Well, Dear Reader, it appears I’ve been baking (again)… Fun fact before we continue, I baked…

Brum!

The Cotswolds Motoring Museum bills itself as being ‘for motoring enthusiasts.’ I’m going to say right of the bat that I’m, well, not exactly the target audience there. I haven’t even taken a driving test yet. However, this transport museum had something extra going for it that attracted my interest. I’m talking about TV’s Brum! If…

Big Bang Theories: Museum of the History of Science

Housed in the world’s oldest surviving museum building  (dating from 1683) when it was the home of the Ashmolean Museum before that institution moved to it’s current site in Beaumont Street – Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science contains about 20,000 scientific instruments; some used by the scientists of antiquity, others by more recent researchers. Like the other museums…

The Curious Case of Shrunken Head

The Pitt Rivers Museum is a very curious place, a very curious place indeed. In fact it is so curious you may not have realised you have entered it. Why? Because it shares a building with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History with whom it won an award for family-friendliness. The only thing separating the two…

Dinos and Dodos: Oxford University Museum of Natural History

There’s something about Dinosaurs that really brings out the kid in me. I’m not really sure why, it’s hard not to feel like a youngling next to something so big and so old, maybe it’s because they bring back warm fuzzy memories of trips to the Natural History Museum when I was a child. As…