Tag Archives: history & archaeology

{Sweden} Göteborgs Stadsmuseum

April 25, 2016


100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.20 Writing about the utterly amazing Världskulturmuseet I introduced to you in my last post is a hard act to follow, but I wanted to tell you about some of the other museums we visited in Göteborg. Since it was a family holiday, our museum choices were all strongly influenced by which museums sounded the most child friendly. I really like visiting city museums when I go to a new place for the first time, since it’s a great way to […]

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{Scotland} Doon the Watter

January 19, 2016


It seems that when it comes to museums, I am an open book. When we visited my mother-in-law las year, for the first time after she’d moved to Dunoon, she had a leaflet for the town’s one-and-only museum waiting for me on her kitchen table! Castle House Museum is housed in the former holiday home of Lord Provost Ewing of Glasgow, built in the early 19th century on the land around Dunoon’s ruined medieval castle. The museum’s mission is to stimulate interest in the history, lore […]

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{Germany} Behind the Scenes at the MfK Berlin Depot

August 24, 2015

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After an involuntary yet semi-self-imposed summer break (we didn’t manage to sort out internet at our new apartment in time), Museum Diary is now reconnected and back on track! Just in time for Berlin’s up-coming annual ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums). As a precursor to the night itself, I was invited by Livekritik last week to take part in an exclusive tour of the Museum für Kommunikation’s Berlin depot, one of a series of depot tours organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin’s ‘Lange Nacht’ […]

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A Postcard from…Speyer

May 11, 2015


Dear Jenni, as you may remember, I am a true petrol head. Obviously, the “Technik Museum Sinsheim” in Speyer was THE place for me to visit. Cars’n’bikes, trains’n’planes & everything that makes my heart beats faster. Pure heaven! But guess what! Next to the museum, there is the “Wilhelmsbau“! THAT’s a place you should go to! Fashion from the 19th and early 20th century, toys, dolls and countless other things. Have you listened to self-playing musical instruments? It’s hilarious! See ya in Dublin Christian Christian […]

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{Germany} In the footsteps of Friedrich Engels

April 20, 2015


When I wrote about the Museum for Early Industrialisation the other week, I promised you a separate post on the Friedrich Engels Haus. So, here it is! Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) is most well know as the co-founder of modern Communism and father of Marxist theory, along with Karl Marx. He was born in Barmen, one of the seven cities and towns that merged in 1929 to form what is now known as the city of Wuppertal. The Engels Haus was built in the late 18th century […]

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{Germany} The Museum for Early Industrialisation

April 13, 2015


I’ve written about the Museum for Early Industrialisation (Museum für Frühindustrialisierung) before, but it’s been a while and I wasn’t able to post any photographs at the time. During our recent one month long stay in Wuppertal, I was able to revisit the museum, so while I’m still processing all my impressions from this past weekend’s Hive, I thought I would write an updated post about it. As mentioned in my post about the Bandweberei Kafka, Wuppertal has a very industrial history, so it’s not […]

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