Five Alternative Museums in London
Yay, another bank holiday here in the UK, but what to do? If you're visiting London this weekend and not feeling queuing up for ages for the big-named museums, here are some alternative options to get your dose of culture.
This museum is like going to IKEA or Habititat, but the difference is that every showroom is from a different century. And you can't buy anything. It's a wonderful display of living rooms from the 17th century till now and there are clearly marked explanations of daily customs and how things were done around the house in the particular eras.
Dennis Severs' House
If you like immersing yourself in history, then this museum is for you. It's interesting enough to see what people lived like in the early 18th century, but here you can also smell and hear what life was like in those times. You need to book in order to visit and no talking or giggling allowed.
|Courtesy of Dennis Severs House|
An activity so utterly British that it's got an entire museum dedicated to it. The museum is housed in a desecrated parish church next to Lambeth Castle is a lovely place to spend a few hours. Besides a lovely garden, there is a permanent exhibition about the history of gardening and there are temporary exhibitions held here as well. There is a cosy cafe serving tea, sandwiches and pastries which is worth a visit in itself.