Science, technology, art or history … readers recommend fun and educational museums around the country in time for half-term
A subterranean railway once whizzed four million letters a day across London. The public were oblivious to it but will soon be able to ride it, as it forms the centrepiece of the new Postal Museum
Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, achieved cult status with thousands of visitors – because none of the models looked like the people they were supposed to represent. Sadly, this national treasure closed in 2013, so these images are your only chance to see what you’ve missed.
London attraction hopes to increase visitor numbers with new galleries featuring skeletons, surgical saws and shrapnel
Near the docks is the Bristol Science Museum called @Bristol with its tree made from solar panels and giant spherical planetarium. There are even deck chairs here so people can watch scientific documentaries screened outside on large video screens. There is also a large water feature, similar to a reflecting pool, with vertical shiny surfaces in places.
The new museum is housed in two of Singapore’s most historic buildings – but thanks to a stunning makeover, has the makings of a contemporary architectural classic
This open-air museum brings the Black Country’s proud industrial heritage back to life by recreating a 19th-century village that’s both fun and fascinating