MOMA PS1

This is my last Museum Adventure  from New York City. For now at least – who knows, maybe I’ll be back there one day. Like my previous adventure, in which I went to a museum in a Freight Elevator, this one also takes place in an usual space: a former school building (hence PS1, which…

Mmuseumm: A very unusual Museum

The first thing I do when I know I’m going on holiday is to hit the internet and the guide books to find the unusual, the hidden and the odder museums where I’m visiting. In this crop of adventures in New York City I have already told you about the Houdini Museum, and Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthplace…

Brooklyn Museum

I had an idea of what to expect from the Brooklyn Museum, but only an idea mind you. I first came across this museum in a book. Alas, not one I’ve gotten around to looking at for my Museums and Books series of posts, but a book nonetheless. It was in the first of Rick…

Top Ten facts about Stegosaurus

With its eye-catching ridges along its back, Stegosaurus is one of the most well-known of the dinosaurs. With the Natural History Museum putting the most complete skeleton of one, named Sophie (because we all like to give things nick-names) on display in their dramatic Earth Hall, this intrepid Museum Adventurer has decided to investigate the…

Some things you might not know about Teddy Roosevelt…

…And his Birthplace Museum, which has been a functioning museum since the 1970s. If you don’t know what the building looks like, here’s a picture of it. Except, well, it isn’t. Not really anyway. It’s a recreation you see. A “70s recreation of a 20s house based on 60 year old memories” is how I…

The Houdini Museum

‘Houdini‘ is a name that still conjures up all sorts of sorcerous associations nearly 90 years after his death (31st October 1926). It is pretty safe to safe that Houdini is the second most famous magical Harry, after Potter of course – although Houdini gets bonus points for not being fictional… Despite being a native…