The outside, which is stately, gives little hint to what great stuff awaits within.
There is a toy museum with a good deal of hands-on for the young and those who want to re-kindle that playful spirit. There is a collection of clothing and visitors are encouraged to try on various period pieces. This is a wonderful museum to attend at the same time as a school group. How rare is that?
There is an early 20th century school room that is used when school groups come through. The visiting students put on smocks and collars and are treated to a period lesson.
Upstairs is the Regimental Museum, certainly it is a secular shrine to Field Marshall Montgomery but it is also a great deal more than that. I have no known links to the regiment but was stilled quite moved by the tales of bravery and selflessness of the men honored by the museum. The presentation is very straight forward and this simplicity adds to the sense of dignity and elevates these ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
The grounds are pleasant and the docents friendly, helpful and unobtrusive.
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