The museum is laid out in such a way, you can easily follow the growth of Charleston from the 1600's forward. The videos are very good and give you and overview of the subject. The museum doesn't seem that large, but we were able to spend 3 hours easily. I do think that some of the stuffed animals from the old museum need to be replaced or removed; they are old and look moth eaten. More places to sit down would also be nice.