Category Archives: museum

Solent Sky Museum – Southampton

Having been signed off work for two weeks with the dreaded S word, I decided to make a bit of use of the time I have. After all, there’s nothing better than a trip to a museum to get your … Continue reading

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The Latest Trip To London

It’s been a while since the other half and I had one of our historical trips out so last week we took off to London for the day. And what a jam packed day it was. Given the expense of … Continue reading

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Cesare Borgia’s Sword Scabbard – And A Trip To The British Museum

It’s long been a dream of mine to look upon Cesare Borgia’s sword and the scabbard that went with it. And when I found out that the scabbard was on display at the Victoria & Albert museum in London, I … Continue reading

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Tudor House, Southampton

It’s been a couple of years since I was last at Tudor House. Last time I was there the place was a building site, part way through a restoration programme. I was an archaeologist then, and I was working with … Continue reading

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Convento Dei Cappuchini, Rome

On our final full day in Rome, after we had visited the Colosseum and almost passed out from heat exhaustion, we decided to visit a little church near the Barberini metro station. This little church is often known simply as … Continue reading

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