Musuem of the History of Bologna – Bologna, Italy.

Naturally. when I go abroad I like to visit museums to find out more about the area and it’s heritage and history. When I visited Bologna of this Year I visited the Museum of the History of Bologna situated in Bologna’s city centre. The museum details the story of Bologna from pre-historical times through the Roman and Renaissance up to the Twenty-First Century. With a nominal fee of eight euros and situated over several floors visiting the museum was a great way to find out more about the history of Bologna which I admit I knew very little about!

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Thursday Thoughts – Saving the Past: The Thomas Cook Archive and What Should Be Saved

 

With sadness the world learned about the demise of the world’s oldest travel company; Thomas Cook after a last minute bid to secure the company’s future failed on Sunday. Stories of people trapped abroad and airline staff learning they had lost their jobs whilst in the air have littered the news over the past few days. As an historian the first thing that came to my mind was what is going to happen to the Thomas Cook Archive?

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A 1930’s Domestic Dream; The Black Country Living Museum.

In August of last year I finally got to visit the Black Country Living Museum near Birmingham. I say finally as this museum had been on my social-history-addict-museum-lover radar for quite some time and availed of a visit to a good friend to spend a day at the museum.

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(c) Rachel Sayers 2013-2019.

Viva Espana ! Palma’s Architectural Gems.

Following on from my last post about my trip to Palma, Mallorca last September let’s go on a walk through the back streets of the old town of Palma and explore the architectural gems of one of Spain’s most magical cities.

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Viva Espana! A sunny weekend in Spain

Last September when the leaves were falling of their branches and the weather was turning towards Autumn I took a quick weekend away to Palma, Mallorca to get the last of the summer sun. I love the sun, the heat and everything that goes with it BUT my skin does not. My skin burns, prickles and blisters in the heat – hence why I went to Mallorca in Septemer.

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