Explore the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. Witness the legacy of the 17th-Century Plague. Hear how the villagers self-isolated, as Eyam suffered a high death toll but stopped the spread of disease to other areas. The weight of history hangs heavily in this thought-provoking and inspiring village.
The amazing Cullen Sculpture Garden is on an acre of land between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. Admission is free!
The Orange Show Foundation is an homage to the imagination and creativity of Jeff McKissack. Built on Houston's east side, you must see this to believe it!
Any trip to Udon Thani is incomplete without seeing the Thai-Chinese Cultural Center. Located near the center of Udon City's nightlife, the Cultural Center has displays about the history of the Thai-Chinese community in Udon. It also has a small Chinese-style garden with a pond of colorful fish.
Amsterdam has an impressive number and range of museums, as well as its own Museum Quarter. The challenge is choosing which ones to explore. Read on to find out about 10 of the best and start making your list. One trip will not be enough. You will be left wanting to plan a return visit to see more.
Sculpture, gallery and bridge in one; such is the signature building, The Twist, in the middle of art collector Christian Sveaas's sculpture park at Kistefos. The beautiful building designed by the Danish star architects at Bjarke Ingels Group is a must-see for art and architecture lovers.
If you are ever in Moline, Illinois, and would like to learn about the farming history and view modern-day equipment plus antique items, visit the John Deer Pavilion. What John Deere started is fantastic, and now is used worldwide. Admission is free!
The West Pasco Historical Society Museum, located in New Port Richey, contains a vast collection of artifacts and antiques on display documenting over 100 years of life here on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The elegant and richly furnished Pittock Mansion, now a historic house museum, sits up high on a hill overlooking Portland, Mount Hood, and the Cascade mountains. See photos and videos.
This Houston gallery features modernist artists from the 1900s to the present day.
See a fantastic array of beautifully handcrafted hearses at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, from the 1800s to ones carrying Presidents, etc.
A fantastic and informative museum shows vintage farming equipment and artifacts dating back to Katy, Texas, from pioneer times up to modern times. Admission is free!
The exterior of this stainless-steel parallelogram building is impressive. What is inside our Contemporary Arts Museum Houston can be even more so!
The Rothko Chapel on the Menil campus in Houston, Texas, is a place of quiet reflection. It is also solely dedicated to showcasing the art of Mark Rothko.
A surprising discovery of WWII memorabilia is in the West Houston Airport Museum. Commemorative Air Force events are also held at the airport on occasion. See photos here.
A charming little pocket park in the heart of Katy, TX. The historic M-K-T railroad depot and caboose are located at this small but impressive museum/visitor center.
Cypress Top Historic Park is a small urban park consisting of a homestead, Humble Gas Station, General Merchandise Store and more, all on just 2.4 acres.
Meet 85-year-old artist Ken Pridgeon, Sr. at the Fallen Warriors Memorial Gallery in Houston. He paints images of Texans who died in service to their country.
Learn about Bayou Bend Gardens, the Azalea Trail, the Hogg Family, Miss Ima Hogg, and her contribution to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, legacy and more.
Enjoy this year-round environment with tropical plants, waterfalls & butterflies. These beautiful insects fly freely throughout this lovely space in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
The Katy Veterans Memorial Museum has a fantastic collection of maps, uniforms, artifacts, etc., covering all wars in which the U.S. has participated.
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is fantastic! Watch moving trains pass, picnic on the grounds, and see an 1879 rail car, 1972 caboose, Tower 17, and more.
The collection of Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston shows how the Ga people from Ghana choose to honor & bury their deceased.
The Houston Maritime Museum contains ship models, relics, and artifacts from all around the globe. Learn the history, plus current events like oil drilling, shipping, etc.
There is much to see and learn inside the Houston Fire Museum. It contains many artifacts and lots of information about the early years of firefighting. The museum even has a playroom for kids.
Read descriptions and see photos of masterful landscape paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston plus information about the famous artists who painted them.
Many famous writers have hailed from Ireland. Unsurprisingly, several of them were born and/or lived in Ireland's capital, Dublin, which boasts its own Writers' Museum. This article provides brief biographies of a number of these famous, Nobel Prize-winning scribes.
Tips for enjoying Miniatur Wunderland, the most popular tourist attraction in Germany and the biggest model railroad in the world.
DakshinaChitra is a museum dedicated to South Indian culture and architecture on the East Coast Road near Chennai. It showcases several model houses used by different communities.
Aquariums offer a close-up look at magnificent creatures we would never see outside of a book. Enjoy these beautiful photos as I give you an inside peek at the sites you will see at Kentucky's Newport Aquarium.
Only a 30-minute drive from Derry, Fort Dunree Military Museum on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula is a fascinating site to visit. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh as Gaeilge means “Fort of the Heather” and suggests that this site has been an important defensive site throughout history.
The Royal Collection Trust presents Queen Victoria's Palace at Buckingham Palace.
Traveling between Tokyo and Nagoya? Don’t forget to pop by the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, one of the most fascinating museums in Japan.
The John Adams and John Quincy Adams birthplaces were two of my favorite places to visit in the Boston area.
In spring, the cacti in the southwestern deserts sprout a variety of beautiful flowers. Some of the most beautiful are produced by Torch Cactus.
Descendants of the Tuskegee Airmen preserve the history of their brave ancestor pilots as well as a historic fort in the heart of Detroit. America may have forgotten these places, but Detroit honors them.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection contains more than 240,000 objects in its main building and annexes, way too much to see in one visit. We focused on the European and Modern Art in the main building on this trip.
The Intrepid aircraft carrier is the home to military aircraft, a submarine, a space shuttle, and the Concorde! It's a great place for a family to spend a day in New York City.
Run the Rocky steps, see knights in shining armor, and view iconic Van Gogh paintings. Where? The Philadelphia Art Museum. The best thing? No crowds!
This is my report of the Charleston Museum and the two historic houses that decorate Charleston, South Carolina.
The Printing Museum in Houston is filled with interesting artifacts but also offers some hands-on learning experiences via workshops and classes. The resident artist, Charles Criner, produces lithographs in the museum. Tour groups are encouraged.
The wild and wacky Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas is a must-see for its collection of crazy cars and modern art. Admission is free! In this article, you will also learn about the largest art-car parade in America, which takes place right here in Houston.