Museums and Places

As I’m missing travelling so much, especially to great historic places I decided to start re-visiting the guides I have purchased from many Museums around the globe.


I am a bad Museum visitor in many ways as I do not read all of the text the curators and exhibition designers have spent so long writing. Instead I only read what attracts me and I purchase the guide book at the end so I can take it home and read about what I’d seen in my own time. For this reason I have a lot of guide books so I’ve decided to start reading through them again and reminiscing.

This serves as the basis for the places I've noted below. As time allows I will add to this collection of Museums and historic places that I really enjoy. 


The Hermitage

St. Petersburg, Russia

With a title “The Hermitage in 1 Hour”, I thought this was a good book to spend a little bit of time reading. It was great to take a trip back to the Hermitage.

To read my quick review of this book and the tower click here 

Pictured Here: I am that person who marks pages as I read with post-it notes so that I can go back and research more about the things discussed in a historic text. 


The Tower of London

London, United Kingdom

The first book I randomly grabbed off my shelf was “Experience the Tower of London Souvenir Guidebook” (Historic Royal Places, 2007).

To read my quick review of this book and the tower click here 

Pictured Above: Tower of London taken on my 2016 visit