Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Torquay Museum and Kents Cavern
We still have butterflies in the garden, as well as a Sparrow Hawk that landed on our bird table this morning. I would love to have taken a picture of him for you but he was quick. Not as quick as the sparrows that scattered, and chirped away at him as they all hid in the bushes.
We chose the easy option for a walk and went to our local Museum this morning.
Agatha Christie grew up and based some of her books on places around Torquay.
There is a whole room dedicated to her in the museum.
I'm not a great Agatha Christie fan, although we once met Poirot (David Suchet) at a wedding we were invited to a few years ago. I thought the Agatha Christie display was well thought out and loads of old photo's to look at. No photography aloud, other wise I would have shown you.
As usual anything with a bear draws me like a magnet.
They have opened excavations on Kents Cavern in Torquay, finds are still coming out of the cave. I love history on my doorstep.
The museum's idea of a typical Devon kitchen, before anyone asks, what ever it is hanging up by the fire place, they aren't mine. My kitchen does not look like this although maybe similar once.
Why do museums always have their own Egyptian mummy?
Are we museum crusties? Probably....... Exeter museum has been closed for ages. When it re- opens it is next on our list.