It's frontage might just give you a clue to its previous occupation!
The church might have "closed" but the sisters are still living next door!
Peaceful Pip ...
... and her alter ego :-)
The printing press.
Whilst the kids had fun digging for treasure and weighing the seeds ...
... I had fun making a rubbing of a brass plate announcing the sentences of those commiting a felony! It was not easy.
Pip and I went back to school, circa 1800's. I was actually on the front row and the "teacher" just out of the camera view had a switch in her hand. I am pretty sure that I would have been in a whole heap of trouble for...
... turning round and talking to a fellow classmate!! Some of the punishments metered out to the unfortunate students were positively barbaric.
We sat by a miner in his tin bath :-), not sure what his "missus" would have thought about it!
We also listened to a recording of a conversation on a mine telephone. One phrase was very funny and would make an interesting alternative to an oft repeated phrase in our house:
" Had yor gob!"
Can you guess what it means today?
Or how about, "Oor lass makes a canny bait?"
Answers in the com box below, if you think you know the answer!
We had a fab time! The museum staff were very friendly and helpful and the whole of the site was disability friendly. There was also a help yourself to tea and coffee area and the children were treated to a lollipop at the end for completing the museum quiz. By now it was closing time, so we hopped into the car and made our way to:
From floor to ceiling the whole place was lined with books! Ah, totally lovely :-)
Looking and ...
... finding a quiet spot to read.
We did have one cafe stop and the reason will be explained at the end:
A tired looking Pip and her decaf latte.
Thinking about two special families from over the pond!
And the reason for the cafe stop? Well, that carefully prepared picnic bag and drinks organiser was left at home on the dining room table, ack! So the Sainsbury picnic lunch was grab a gluten free do it yourself lunch from around the shop and those lattes were a great top up until we arrived home and mum could provide the tea!
Picnic lunch : gluten free seeded roll, pate and washed salad, with chipolata sausages and a sprinkling of crisps.
Tea : gluten free sausages, large mixed salad and sweetcorn fritters.
So far we seem to be averaging one "hiccup" each day, I wonder what tomorrow will bring?!! xx