This museum was chosen by my friend and I as it was one of the 2 for 1 offers from British Rail, however having now been and enjoyed the museum I would have been more than happy to pay the full price, which is far from expensive. My only criticism, and it isn't really a criticism of the museum itself, is that it is not easy to find! Luckily we found a very helpful taxi driver who took pity on us and looked it up in his AtoZ as he didn't know where it was, and he was actually parked in the next road! The entrance is through a small alleyway leading to the mews, easy to miss.
The museum itself is a real Aladdin's cave of treasures. The early displays are remarkable, and give a fascinating insight to the society of the time. For us though (both in our 60's) the hi light was the 40's rooms onward. The memorabilia was wonderful, and the 'comics' from the war I had never ever seen before and were amazing with the caricatures and anti-Hitler jokes. Moving on we spent ages in the 50's and 60's displays, and loved the juke box! There is a samll tea shop by the exit, and a well stocked gift shop. I would visit this museum again, as there was such a lot there it would need another visit to take it all in! All in all a really good museum for anyone intersted in social history.
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