It all kind of fell apart, if you hadn’t noticed. I hope you did notice. One or two people did; at home, on the street and in the supermarket to be precise. Anyway, I’m back and there will be more blogs. Hopefully we’ll get back on to our Weekly Blogging. The main reason for the break has been computer based. I’ve been plagued by various computer issued that have just snowballed into most aspects of life. Long story condensed into one long sentence: I couldn’t get online or to a computer, I couldn’t log on to the blog and I … Continue reading Sorry, sorry, sorry!
Sometimes you just have to get back to basics. For museums this is the classic cabinet of curiosity and Tolson Museum is a pretty curious cabinet. Tolson is the local museum for Huddersfield and the surrounding area, so there’s a … Continue reading Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield
Located on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway just outside Keighley this little gem of a museum showcases both some fine steam locomotives and the unbridled passion of the Bahamas Locomotive Society (BLS). It is actually a two for one Museum … Continue reading Ingrow Loco Museum , Keighley
The Brontë sisters are some of the best know, widest read and most popular authors in the history of the English language. I’ve read one or two of their books, at least one by each sister, and they’re not bad at … Continue reading Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
Part of a national chain of museums showcasing the violent and bloody histories of Great Britain as well as some of the finest implements of killing and not being killed in the world. The Royal Armouries. Straight off the bat … Continue reading The Royal Armouries, Leeds
And now for something completely different. Ask many Americans about museums and they’ll start talking about art. I’m not entirely sure why, but Museums and art galleries seem to be more synonymous in other parts of the world. It does … Continue reading The Hepworth, Wakefield
To conclude the Local Museum trilogy we bring you Experience Barnsley. Located, much like Wakefield, in the bottom corner of the Town hall; This museum is about as local your pub. It’s filled with about the same number of unusual … Continue reading Experience Barnsley, Barnsley
Wakefield Museum is a local museum for local people; as well as anyone else who happens to wander up from the train station. It was one of the first museums I ever visited, however that was back when it was … Continue reading Wakefield Museum, Wakefield
Not all museums are Victorian gothic mansions with rooms full of stuff. This one however, is. They say save the best until last, but they are an unreliable source of advice. Bagshaw Museum is one of my all-time favourite museums. … Continue reading Bagshaw Museum, Batley
At the end of each post I’ll add a little score guide of the museum. These, like the rest of the blog, are completely subjective to my opinion and are primarily an entertaining way of breaking down certain aspects of … Continue reading Scores and ratings: A brief guide
Hello and welcome to this, the adventures of a museophile. This is where it all starts. Post number one. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce some of the thoughts and driving forces behind the blog; as well as … Continue reading A blog? Aren’t you modern!