Believe it or not, all of them feature in the brand spanking newly re-opened Museum of Lancashire in Preston which celebrates all things great in Lancashire. And what better time to visit than on Sunday 27th November – Lancashire Day!
Of course we know Lancashire’s great, but I didn’t really appreciate the breadth of scientific discovery, heritage and culture in Lancashire until I’d visited the Museum of Lancashire this week.
Finding out about Lancashire through the discovery of ancient artefacts was a personal favourite, and Lancashire’s history of law and order had me muttering in disbelief at the
sentences served to what seem to be very young offenders. The sights, sounds and smells of the First World War trench are thought provoking and chilling to experience, but on a lighter note, the fun of seaside holidays and music hall entertainers brought a smile
to my face.
I enjoyed listening to authentic ‘lanky’ dialect in the Lancashire’s people gallery and the ‘What I love about Lancashire’ exhibition was fascinating (apparently Lancashire’s countryside is a firm favourite with most people).
As a bonus the whole museum is completely free, so you can dip in and out at your whim. And with a new trendy cafe (I just love the chairs) and gift shop I can see it being a popular for all ages.