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Skansen, the world’s oldest open air museum – Stockholm

National history museums are often high on my ‘must see’ list when visiting a country for the first time.  They are the perfect place to learn about the local culture, both from the artefacts on display and the displays themselves: what a people … Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of nature – a visit to Helsinki’s Museum of Technology

Helsinki’s Museum of Technology is, appropriately, housed in an old water treatment plant in the city’s  Viikki district.  Here the Vanhankaupunginlahti rapids thunder their way towards the sea as the river widens in to an estuary.  It is the perfect place … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Stones

Deep in the bowels of the National Museum of Scotland there is a little visited room.  Even on a wet Saturday afternoon, it is always empty.  This is part of the magic.  The entrance is not obvious and, if stumbled … Continue reading

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