Fort York has Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and is also the site of the Battle of York which took place in 1813. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period settings, and seasonal demonstrations. During our visit we enjoyed watching students representing the Canadian Fencible Regiment demonstrate military music, drill, musketry and artillery.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is the largest museum and gallery in Plymouth, Devon. It was built in 1910 by Thornely and Rooke in an Edwardian Baroque style, and the interior was restored in 1954 after being destroyed in The Blitz.
The Museum has collections of fine and decorative arts, natural history and human history. The museum’s natural history collection consists of over 150,000 specimens, and in the human history collection you can find prehistoric and Bronze Age artefacts as well as objects from Ancient Egypt and other ancient cultures of Europe and the Middle East.
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If I didn’t get enough of a fix of the 1920s last night watching The Great Gatsby at the cinema, then I definitely did today.
Today is Victoria Day, a public holiday in Canada celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday, so today we decided to take the Skytrain to the Burnaby Village Museum. The village is both a themed attraction and a professional museum, and visitors are able to stroll through the village and experience what life was like in the 1920s. Actors wear costumes from the era and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses, and shops that you are allowed to wander freely into and, there is also a working carousel that was built in 1912.
Today I took a walk over the Burrard Bridge to Kitsilano to visit the Museum of Vancouver. It was 11*c out, which I think is pretty hot for March, it’s so nice not to have to wear a coat. The sun and blues skies also helped to produce some nice photos of English Bay and West End Vancouver.
Vancouver is one of the world’s youngest cities. The museum’s main exhibition is the history of Vancouver from the 1900s through to the 1970s. There was also 2 smaller exhibitions, one called Sex Talk in the City, and the other called Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver.