Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

Day 3. Belfast and its Museums

We woke to another bright morning and after starting the day with my favourite bircher muesli, fresh fruit and pastries at the lovely Harrison Hotel we were soon ready to walk into the city centre. Belfast is a great walking city as it's relatively flat and quite compact.  It only takes about 20 minutes to …

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Clifford's Tower, York

Day 2. Exploring York

After a good night's sleep at the Roomzzz Aparthotel, we enjoyed our complimentary Grab & Go breakfast before setting out for a second day of city sightseeing.  Mist was just beginning to lift as we strolled along the riverside path outside the hotel towards York Castle Museum just a few minutes walk away. It's a …

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Day 5. Moscow Lubyanka district

After a leisurely breakfast we took the metro to Lubyanka to make a return visit to the Central Children's Store next door to the station.  It had only been open about 40 minutes and few people were about as we took one of the lifts to the top floor to visit the Museum of Childhood. …

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Day 2. Stuttgart and its motor museums

After enjoying a varied selection of dishes for breakfast in our hotel's restaurant we were ready to set off exploring. If cars are your thing then Stuttgart is definitely the place to visit as the city is the home of Mercedes and Porsche. Both of these motor manufacturers have museums on the outskirts of the …

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Hull Station concourse

Day 1. Hull – UK City of Culture

Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire, northern England, located on the north bank of the Humber estuary.  It was awarded the title of UK City of Culture in 2017 and I was interested to visit the city to take a look at its cultural attractions for myself and discover if the accolade was …

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Day 3. Frankfurt Transport Museum

After a leisurely hotel breakfast, we wrapped up warm and set off to the nearby U Bahn station at Hauptbahnhof from where we travelled the short distance to Willy-Brandt Plaza. From there, we transferred to a No.12 tram which had conveniently just arrived as we were approaching the tram stop. It was then a 20 …

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Carriages at The National Railway Museum, York

The National Rail Museum in York

Doesn't everyone love a steam train - we certainly do, and when an opportunity arose to visit the National Rail Museum in York, we were thrilled!  The museum is located behind York's railway station, just cross the footbridge over all the platforms and you will see the museum on leaving the station.  A large car park is …

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Day 17.  Helsinki Tram Museum and Pub Tram

Being a lover of transport museums around the world, I couldn't resist a visit to the Helsinki Tram Museum which is located in the Töölö district of the city in a former tram depot.  Admission to the museum is free and it is open each day between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm. Starting our tour around the …

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New York Central Park Ice Rink

Day 8. The New York Transit Museum

It was time to pack our belongings after breakfast and after leaving them at the Club Quarters hotel to collect later, it was off for our final day of sightseeing.  We started off by walking along the waterfront in Battery Park for one last time then at 10.00 am as the Museum of American Indians opened …

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