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Most eccentric museums of Britain
Sometimes during a trip to a country, it seems that all the tourists are reading the same guides, regardless of nationality. Otherwise, we explain the fact that crowds of sightseers go by the same routes every day at regular intervals creating a queue at the ticket offices of museums, it is not possible. The British publication The Telegraph published a list of ten most unusual museums in Albion, where virtually no chance to get to those who study the country only to guide.
1. Museum of dog collars
Leeds Castle, Maidston
The tradition of decorating their four-legged friends were people long ago. Make sure that you can visit the museum dedicated to dog collar Leeds Castle. Presented here exhibits, of which there are more than hundreds, belong mostly to the Middle Ages. Owners of small pocket dogs, seeing the exhibit, perhaps, die of envy, because many of the submitted soon be perceived not as trivial collar, but as a real work of art.
By the way, the castle is interesting not only this museum. Of course, we should also look into the museum's history, admire the aviary with hundreds of rare and exotic birds, and finally a walk through a maze whose walls are made of planted in strict order of 2,400 yew trees.
2. Museum of antique baby carriages
Dedicated to the children's means of transport museum will please its visitors a rich collection of not only the ordinary four-cradles, but complex designs for twins. And even strollers, turns into a small table and chair. Here you can admire the doll stroller. The creators of the museum are confident that after seeing so much exposure and listen to lectures on how to be this baby means of transport, any parent would be able to easily choose the right crew for their offspring. All the same way will be interesting to see how far modern technology stepped kolyaskostroeniya.
3. Museum lawn
Look on the lawn mowers can be collected here in just two pounds. In addition to the ticket you will also be offered and audioguide, which tells in detail about the history of a particular mechanism and how it was in the museum. Separately organized exhibition tells about the devices in which caring for the lawns of the powerful, such as Princess Diana and Prince Charles. And having gone to another part of the museum, you can see the "racing" cars made on the basis of ordinary lawn mowers.
4. Museum teddy bears
The museum is entirely dedicated to one of the symbols of Britain, Teddy Bear, tells about the cultural significance of the bear's symbol. Here you can see the toys, having witnessed important historical events, historical figures and belonged to celebrities, as well as collectible teddy bears, often existing in a single copy. Furthermore, this is the right place to buy a Teddy Bear.
5. Museum dragonflies
Ashton Wold, Ashton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The creators of the museum say that created it solely to turn people on clemency for the insect-headed and acquaint humanity with unusual information about dragonflies. It is unclear how such great ideas combined with the need to pre-killing items.
6. Museum of Witchcraft
Museum, where it is necessary to go all the fans of Harry Potter, is located in the county of Cornwall. Although he appeared well before the writing of popular books - in 1951. Here gathered an extensive collection of everything that has any relation to the Sorcerer art: from vedminskih knives to beams of dried herbs. At the same time you can find out that, apart from the banal divination by hand - palmistry, there are many other 'robes. For example, there livonomantiya (divination by smoke), kattabomantiya (divination by the cup with water), ofiomantiya (divination by the movements of snakes), katakstromantiya (divination by the mirror) and even kritomantiya (divination by the movements of the beetle).
7. Mustard Museum
A small museum of the history of mustard in the store one of the world-famous companies producing spices will please their fans with posters advertising the last century, photographs of plants, which previously made this dressing and jars of different shapes with print Colman's. At the same time you can learn about the variety of mustard recipes and flavors and nuances of raw materials grown in different places.
8. Pencil Museum
The museum is located in the province of lakes and hills on the border with Scotland. It was here in the XVII - XIX centuries were caught only in England graphite. The exhibition is devoted to just this page of history of these places. Apart from the fact that there are totally different, sometimes quite unusual, types of pencils, here you can learn drawing both adults and children. And of course, no one can pass by the museum shop, which represented perhaps the biggest range of pens in the world.
9. Museum of jute
Once upon a time a Scottish town famous for its factories for the production of jute. It was found the most modern equipment and a lot of people buy local products. However, over time the demand for jute fell, the factories have closed one after another and only the only one of them, Verdant Works, rather than to sink into oblivion, turned into a museum. Most of the exhibits you can touch hands, and you even offered to try to weave his personal hessian rope.
10. Museum Package
The museum, now numbering over 10 thousand exhibits, one way or another connected with the packaging and advertising is down to the 16-year-old boy, who 200 years ago, instead of throw away packaging from eating cookies, saved it, and that was the beginning of the collection. Here you can see the packaging, toys, posters and magazines related to the industry sales and promotion of consumer goods.
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