What’s your favourite mu­seum and why?

BBC History Magazine - - Letters -

Ja­vaneh Fen­nell The Musée d’Or­say in Paris! The lay­out is phe­nom­e­nal ( it’s an old train sta­tion) and the art­work there is truly breath­tak­ing. The clock up­stairs al­lows you to peek out at the city Nathan McGrath St Fa­gans near Cardiff. It has build­ings re­built from all over Wales. Ab­so­lutely amaz­ing. From a Celtic round­house to a miner’s ter­race via a me­dieval church and cock­fight­ing ring! Liz Good­win Bluff Cove, be­cause some­one ac­tu­ally built a mu­seum in this re­mote part of the Falk­lands in the first place. Ex­hibits show the farm­ing gear used by the first set­tlers, and a lo­cal lady plays gui­tar out front Les Pilling IWM Dux­ford. You can touch and smell the ex­hibits, which trans­ports you back in time. The at­mos­phere step­ping in­side an old aero­plane re­ally is elec­tri­fy­ing Nina Oliveira The Bri­tish Mu­seum, for the Egyp­tian col­lec­tion. I re­mem­ber be­ing en­chanted; I did not ex­pect all those colours! So won­der­ful! Pa­trick Lewis The best three mu­se­ums on the planet are the Vasa in Stock­holm, the Vik­ing Ship Mu­seum in Oslo and the Bri­tish Mu­seum @ cu­rat­ed­jenny Ro­man Vin­dolanda: sprawl­ing, beau­ti­ful, well in­ter­preted, and you get to meet real ar­chae­ol­o­gists in the dirt! @ cazp53 Big Pit has my vote. Noth­ing pre­pares you for that un­der­ground ex­pe­ri­ence! Fit­ting me­mo­rial to min­ers ev­ery­where @maryqm­c­gowan Kelv­in­grove in Glas­gow. Eclec­tic mix of ex­hibits cater­ing for ev­ery­one, for free, in the most beau­ti­ful build­ing @Lau­raSellers11 Ei­ther Soane’s Mu­seum for sheer ex­u­ber­ance or Wake­field’s Men­tal Health Mu­seum for sen­si­tively ad­dressed asy­lum his­tory and mod­ern men­tal health @ ja­co­batkin­son99 The Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum tells a fan­tas­tic story of the evo­lu­tion and im­pact of the rail­ways, and how they have shaped not just Bri­tain, but the world @Poin­tonJ75 The World Mu­seum in Liver­pool: it’s al­ways felt like a spe­cial place and the ar­chi­tec­ture is stun­ning

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