A place, whether locally or internationally, definitely has its own culture that sets it apart from others. It can even be considered an identity not just for the area, but for its residents and citizens as well.
As one travels to a city, town or country, new learnings and experiences can be brought and shared to the people back home. Or if with company, such can be relived and reminisced from time to time.
Of course, when talking of civilisation, refinement and the richness of way of life, the United Kingdom is definitely not one to back down. With its proud streamline of landmarks and tourist spots, it is without question why a massive number flock to the mainland.
Now, vacationing with the family is most likely and supposing parents want to bring the kids to not just play around but also learn a thing or two, it is a recommendation to visit museums and hop from one to another.
But since the little ones will probably think such activities are boring, why not bring them to fun and interactive depositories that they would love to stay in for long hours, even the whole day?
1. V & A Museum of Childhood
This one situated at the Cambridge Heath Road is actually a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum (hence the V & A in its name). There are a lot of activities for everyone with ages 3 to 12 years old. Sensory and interactive storytelling sessions and arts and crafts sessions are up for the taking. Until September 6, 2015 will be the Small Stories exhibition. It will take you through the history and stories of famous doll houses. China dolls and teddy bears are parts of their wide collection.
2. National Football Museum
When hearing of Manchester, of course, what comes to mind would be the phenomenal sport and pastime, football. Now, there is a designated spot to find all things related to the activity and this is the National Football Museum. It houses the world’s greatest from the FIFA collection, the Football League collection and the Football Association collection, among others. Trophies and jerseys, whether past or present, are exhibited for the interest of both the young and the old. Boys will more so love the visit for sure.
3. Big Pit National Coal Museum
This is a heritage site that was actually a coal mine in business from the year 1860 to the year 1980. Going to the Big Pit National Coal Museum is a wondrous and interesting tour as visitors get to go underground where the mining has been done and performed. Helmets and cap lamps will be worn and along with a tour guide, one will get to walk through and pick up a thing or two about the happenings of the past.
4. Coventry Transport Museum
Known beforehand as the Museum of British Road Transport, as its name suggests, this museum contains British made vehicles, from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. An array of old and new models grace their grounds.
5. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow, Scotland is proud to present one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom (aside from London that is). Everywhere, there are fine art, paintings and sculptures to look into and gain knowledge about. In it, there are 22 galleries and more than 8,000 objects – for sure both the parents and the children will be very much enriched. European artworks were put out for display again in 2006 after its three years of restoration. The one responsible for such is no other than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Tourist families will certainly delight going in and out and transferring from one of these museums to another. And what is extremely important to be noted is that all listed here are for free! Yes, admission is free – there is no need to pay for an entrance fee. That just means all are welcome to have fun and entertain themselves.
Such arrangement would be good to interact and socialise with others as well. Meet people from other walks of life. Converse with fellow mothers and fathers. Allow the kids to play around with others, though parental supervision must still be practiced to avoid any loss of sorts.
Take these points and add them in to a vacation itinerary with loved ones. Make the most of time as folks get together and educate themselves of a new and rich culture that is of the United Kingdom. It will no doubt be an unforgettable experience for all.