A Closed and Common Orbit: Museums in books

Another chapter in my series of museums in books – previously, I’ve tackled the representation of the British Museum in Gothic Horror, I’ve looked at private collections in Hitchcockian thrillers and I’ve even ponder the lack of museums in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Today, I’m taking on a rather unexpected genre of book; the space-set…

Going Underground in Budapest

Every great city has its network of subterranean railways to help the inhabitants get from point a to point b. London has her Tube with its famous map and iconic roundel, New York her  almost incomprehensible subway and Paris has her elegant Metro system. It’s a well-known fact that the London Underground is the oldest of…

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…