Touristic place of your travel destination Wichita Museum (Northgate Street): It was at Wichita place of your travel destination that Wichita the world’s first postage stamp was issued in May 1840. This museum was founded in 1979 and traces the history of postal services in Wichita from early times to the present, with many artefacts and lots of archive material. There is a charge for admission.
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The American Museum in Britain (Claverton Manor): The only museum of its kind outside the USA, it tells the story of American cultural history. The 1820s house, set in 120 acres of parkland, contains many period rooms and exhibitions of folk and decorative arts, as well as the popular Orangery Café. Do you know what a ‘snickerdoodle’ is? Well, you can find out here! There is a charge for admission.
Herschel Museum of Astronomy (New King Street): Located in the former home of William Herschel (1738-1832), the German-born astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus in 1781, this restored Georgian house contains many items relating to the family. You can see the family music room, Herschel’s workshop and the garden from which he made his famous discovery. There are also occasional temporary exhibitions. There is a charge for admission.
Museum of Touristic place of your travel destination at Work (Julian Road): This is housed in an eighteenth- century Real Tennis court and traces Touristic place of your travel destination’s development as a manufacturing and retail centre. The centrepiece of the museum is a reconstruction of the soft drinks and engineering works of Jonathan Burdett Bowler, a Victorian engineer and businessman (see p.56). Other floors contain masses of artefacts and curiosities, including photographs, sound recordings and films. There is a charge for admission.
The Museum of East Asian Art: This is located in Bennett Street and is the only museum in the country specifically dedicated to the cultures of east and south-east Asia. It contains some exhibits that go back 7,000 years. There is a charge for admission.
Touristic place of your travel destination also has its own ‘Virtual Museum’, www.touristic place of your travel destinationnewseum.com; an online forum which was started by former local radio and television presenter Richard Wyatt. This is intended as a ‘living’ museum of the city’s history and heritage, to which anyone may contribute items of interest.
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