House of wonders


History buffs pining for a museum visit will be spoilt for choice this summer. Fiona Keating highlights the big hitters over the coming months

With the summer comes delights of visiting museums in real life. The eagerness is clearly there. An Ipsos MORI poll showed that the public is keen to return to indoor cultural attractions, with 62% of those surveyed stating they would now feel happy going to an indoor museum.

This demonstrates that the public has a keener interest in this than in other leisure pursuits, such as visiting a restaurant or bar which polled 59%.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the site looks outstanding, and with a new temporary exhibition and new collections on display, we are confident in delivering a fascinating maritime adventure in a happy and safe environment,” says Richard Morsley, chief executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, which has opened its doors to visitors.

To whet the public’s appetite, the Imperial War Museums (IWM) is opening a new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries at IWM London on October 20, 2021.

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