Outside the world of astronomy, Herschel is remembered only, if at all, as an astronomer and his sister, Caroline, is virtually unknown but they were, in fact, remarkable siblings - as one may learn in this small museum set in their former home. The displays greatly surpassed my expectations - loving care has been taken to recreate a few rooms as they might have been and, additionally, there is a wealth of personal memorabilia, well-labelled, on display. I especially liked the music room with recordings of Herschel's compositions (on sale in the small shop in the Reception area) playing in the background. The short film, on view in the basement, is an admirable introduction to the house and activities of the Herschels - it is worth seeing again, after one has browsed through the exhibits and sat in the garden, as a finale to one's visit.
The staff were welcoming and enthusiastic, even apologising for the lack of a lift and number of stairs to be negotiated - and most helpful in providing a chair when I needed a rest.
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