Category: Museums

Let’s go to… Crampton Tower, by Anna Morell

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Crampton Tower

Thomas Russell Crampton was your average Victorian engineer. You know the type, phwoarsome sideburns, knocks off a few railway engine models and gauge systems, builds the odd bridge, tinkers a bit with pioneering submarine telegraph cables to France. Decides bigger is better, and invents boring machines to take carriages to France under La Manche. Hangs…

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The Best of… Summer Stuff for Kids, by Anna Morell

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The long summer holidays stretch endlessly into the future. ‘I’m soooo bored!’ Cry the adults… So we thought you might like a ready reckoner of boredom busters for the holidays. A word about travel: If you can’t drive, Arriva is doing a Summer Sizzler day ticket, only £10 for two adults and two kids to…

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Comrades in a Shadow World, by Wendy Daws

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At the University of Brighton I became fascinated by how people see art – not in a critical sense but literally. How, if you’re sight impaired, do you enjoy and engage with art and galleries? This fascination led to my dissertation ‘The Value of Touch and Museum Approaches to the Visually Impaired Visitor’ and when I returned to Medway, I met the Kent Association for the Blind and setup the KAB Medway Blind Art Group.

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Feature: Introducing the Huguenot Museum, by Emma Dewhurst

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Kent’s Rochester High Street is about to gain another gem: Britain’s first museum of Huguenot history opens on 13 May 2015.  A quiet transformation has been effected at the heart of Rochester High Street. Since September 2014, the top two floors of the building which houses Medway’s Visitor Information Centre have been stripped back, re-envisaged…

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