Tag: Museums

The Royal Ontario Museum: understanding the past, making sense of the present

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum. Its collections spotlights art, culture and nature from across the world and the centuries. Located very close to the University of Toronto, its mission is to “transform lives by helping people to understand the past, make sense of the present and come together to shape a shared future.”

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The Imperial War Museum of London

The Imperial War Museum on Lambeth Road is among the many London museums without an admission fee. Visitors can, if they wish, make a monetary donation in lieu of a ticket. The Imperial War Museum has five different locations: London, Manchester, Cambridgeshire, the Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. I went to the London one.…

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Secrets of the V&A Museum

The V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert) is part of Prince Albert’s legacy. His, and the museum’s, aim was to educate working class people, to make art available to one and all, and to provide inspiration to British designers and manufacturers. The museum was founded in 1852 and was moved to the present site in 1857.…

V&A Museum, London

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Dallas for history buffs

Dallas doesn’t have a long history: its first settler was a young lawyer from Tennessee called John Neely Bryan, who came to Texas looking for a place for his trading post and attracted by the advertisements of the Peters Colony, later known as the Texas Emigration and Land Co. The area where John Neely Bryan…

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