Welcome to the Icelandic Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Isn’t it about time you took the kids on a daytrip to the Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft? Located in the small town of Hólmavík in Iceland, this museum combines historical fact with the ‘witchcraze’ in Iceland during the 17th Century. This quirky museum focuses on the country’s roots in mythology and the history of […]

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Yangon’s tripped-out Drug Eradication Museum

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites, New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

During my afternoon stroll round the Drug Eradication Museum in Yangon recently, I came to the conclusion that the experience was, ironically, akin to ingesting some high-grade psychotropics. Cue deformed and pickled fetuses, life-size friezes of cocktail parties and enough bold propaganda to make even the most hardened experimenter soil themselves (or at least you’d […]

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Confiscated kids’ toys feature at the London Museum of Childhood

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 December 2013

Remember that valuable new toy you took to school to show your mates—and remember how the teacher confiscated it and you never saw it again? It might just be in a museum! The V&A Museum of Childhood in London has a new exhibition called Confiscation Cabinets that shows ‘artefacts gleaned from 150 different London primary […]

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Merchant’s House Museum

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By Ilana Kohn in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 June 2009

If you live in New York, or find yourself lucky enough to be visiting, and you have any interest in history whatsoever, be sure to visit the Merchant’s House Museum on the Bowery. Walking into the Merchant’s House, you are essentially walking into the home of the Tredwells, circa 1832. A virtual time capsule of […]

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