One of the best ways to get to know the history of the place you are visiting, is by exploring the museums there. It’s a perfect activity, whether you are somewhere hot and escaping the sun, or the museum can give you refuge from the rain or cold. I always seek out the museums in the cities that I visit, to see different histories and understand their heritages.
sites from public visits. I know I can’t be the only person who’s missing visiting museums and heritage sites at the weekends. I always feel relaxed and happy when I’m wandering through a gallery, having a nosey at artefacts, or discovering local history. With the UK in lockdown, museums and historic sites & properties have had to shut their doors. Not one to miss a trick, many of the museums and cultural institutions have put their collections, archives and sites on show for us digitally, so you can experience the heritage for yourself at home.
To me, there’s no better place to unwind than a museum. Whatever city I land in, no matter the country, there’s always a museum that is calling my name to visit. As a self-confessed history geek, who’s trying to start a career in the heritage sector, I’m one who will gladly make a museum their home for the day. Today I’m taking you to The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London.
Guide to the best free museums to visit in Edinburgh, Scotland!