The museum harbours a collection of minerals, fossils and other related items, displayed in the original casings since it was built, in a victorian style. Modern signs have been added to some of the displays but it still maintains the feel of what it would be like to visit an old style museum.
I totally felt like a kid as memories of my “Pre-Historical phase” started resurfacing – when I was 10 or so, one of my favourite books, that I would read and re-read was the Pre Historical volume of a Natural Sciences Encyclopedia I owned. I used to know a lot of the dinosaur names and other random critters and facts. Most of that knowledge is gone and forgotten but the sense of wonder when looking at these things isn’t.
Wow, even the wood cabinets are beautiful! I don't often go to museums unless we're on vacation and we don't want to be outside. I'm betting the museums are more interesting in Europe too. Two favorite places I've been are the Picasso museum in Barcelona and also the Palau de la Musica. We just don't have structures like there here in the states. As you know, we enjoy tearing down and rebuilding. ;(
My favorite is The Natural History Museum, London. Love its Victorian Architecture, it's like a Science Cathedral!, and all that dinosaurs and old wood cabinets, and whales, and bugs!! whouu It makes me feel enthusiastic as a child!
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Ever beautiful, thank you Sara! I love museums but don't often have opportunity to go. How wonderful that this one has preserved its original exhibit structures, a museum of itself. 🙂
I LOVE natural history museums. So Victorian and strange. Wonderful.
What fab pictures and a totally brilliant day out! Love your sight seeing outfit, too! x
Great photos! It looks like an amazing museum! Sitting on the floor in a museum doodling with you sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon 🙂