It was closed!! But the Director happened to be in reception, and we had a short personal tour, enlivened by his stories of how Octavia Hill's influence on Social and Town Planning had evolved from her own life experiences. Her principles clearly underpin the creative and challenging exhibits in this museum, who aim is to energise particularly the young visitors, who can have little concept of Victorian slum dwelling and Cholera epidemics. " Did you go to school in a horse and carriage, Granny?"
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