24 December: Museum of Fire

Museum of Fire, Edinburgh, Scotland The phrase ‘hidden gem’ seems like it was made for Edinburgh’s Museum of Fire, situated in an old fire station’s engine room and stables, where everything except the electric lights is as it was in 1900. The collection consists of historical engines that were used on site, alongside objects that have been acquired […]

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23 December: Museo del Perfume

Museo del Perfume, Barcelona, Spain The Perfume Museum of Barcelona was founded in the early 1960s to exhibit an evolution of perfume vessels throughout history and from around the world. The collection, which consists of around 5000 perfume bottles and other vessels, is divided into two. One half takes us chronologically from the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece […]

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22 December: Tiflofski Muzej

Tiflofski Muzej, Zagreb, Croatia The Typhlological Museum in Zagreb takes its name from the Greek words “typhlos” (blind) and “logos” (narration, speech, thought, reason). The museum collects and communicated materials related to people with visual impairment. Its mission is to challenge negative perceptions among the community. For example, at the museum you can take the challenge of […]

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21 December: Computerspiele Museum

Computerspiele Museum, Berlin, Germany Berlin’s Computer Games Museum allows geeks of all ages to relive their childhoods, with a permanent exhibition of original arcade machines, old school consoles and playable reminders of a wasted youth. Special events like “play the originals” let grown-up gamers test their Donkey Kong high score or rev up for a spin on […]

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20 December: Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum, Japan The Edo Tokyo Museum, which tells the history of Tokyo during the Edo Period (1603 to 1868). The permanent exhibition includes life-size replica copies of the Nihonbashi bridge that led into Edo, and of a Kabuki Theatre. Interpretation is partly in English, and there are lots of hands-on interactives making it […]

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