Our theme for September is culture. Absorbing it, embracing it, celebrating it. We spoke to members of the Thought team and created a round up of our favourites in the UK. Keep reading to discover lost artefacts, feats of technology and sunken treasures…

The Mary Rose Museum

Explore Henry VIII’s favourite ship, recovered from the seabed in one of the most challenging archaeological excavations of all time. Standing within feet of the famous Mary Rose is not to be missed!

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Don’t miss also seeing the gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva.

 

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Museum of Victorian Science 

This is one man’s collection of beautiful old scientific instruments and apparatus. Spend an afternoon absorbing his enthusiasm and fascinating stories, along with interactive experiences and discovery games. 

 

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The Timehouse 

A pokey museum with lots of atmosphere and lots to discover. Part history, part artisty. Amazingly it was all created by 1 person, it is currently in the process of relocation but keep your eyes peeled for the reopening very soon. 

 

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This place was unbelievable, I want to live here #timehouse #totnes #thetimehouse #museum #art

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The National Museum of Scotland 

Discover the rich history of Scotland through the lense of art, history, nature and technology. The National Museum of Scotland also hosts after-hours events, with a wide range of topics from astrology to tartan study hosted in the famous glasshouse style building.

National Railway Museum

Amazing even for people who aren’t specifically railway fans.

 

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The duckling day on the @railwaymuseum turntable at York #ukrailscene #railfeaturesuk #ukrailfeatures

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Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford 

A slightly creepy museum in the depths of the Oxford Natural History Museum. Founded in 1884, the collection of artifacts has grown to half a million! I love that objects are grouped according to how they were made or used, rather than by cultural origin or age.

International Slavery Museum 

This museum is doing the incredibly important work of educating the public on the horrors and inevitable truths of the history of slavery in the UK and beyond. 

Jorvik Viking Centre

Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in the age of the viking. The Jorvik Viking Centre’s recent partnership with The British Museum introduced new artifacts and treasures to explore.

Museum of Broken Relationships

The universal experience of heartbreak is the subject of this pop up and online museum series. Seemingly boring and trivial items are paired with emotionally driven stories of journies and endings to create a gut-wrenching but cathartic museum experience.