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Why do people visit museums

Why do people visit museums

As someone who loves history and learning about the past, museums are a regular stop on my travels. I naturally assumed everyone does the same until a recent conversation with someone who felt differently. It made me stop and wonder exactly why do people visit museums.

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A visit to the British Museum in London

A visit to the British Museum in London

The British Museum ranks as one of the oldest museums in the world, dating back to 1753. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that it was very high on my list of places to see in London. Let me tell you, I was like a kid going to Disney!

The ROM: Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum

The ROM: Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum

It’s no secret that I love museums and visit them when I travel. Luckily, I also have a great one right here at home. Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, known as the ROM, is a pretty spectacular place.  Most recently, I…

Why Havana is worth a visit

Why Havana is worth a visit

In Havana you can discover the glory of the Spanish Conquistadors, its revoutionary past and friendly people. Visit Cuba’s capital for a chance to step back in time.

Discover Toronto’s sordid past at Don Jail

Discover Toronto’s sordid past at Don Jail

The Don Jail opened in 1864. At the time, it was the largest prison in North America and a perfect ode to Victorian views on penal reforms. The building was designed “with a distinctive façade in the Italianate style…

Autumn colours to fall in love with

Autumn colours to fall in love with

There is something about fall that makes it my favourite season. Or is it called autumn?

Toronto’s hidden gems – Osgoode Hall

Toronto’s hidden gems – Osgoode Hall

In the last couple of decades I’ve walked passed and around this building at least few hundred times, never knowing what is hidden inside. It took me a while, but what I found was amazing. 

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