Horniman Museum plans major new gallery exploring ‘what it means to be human’

One of London’s most-treasured museums, the Horniman, is developing the World Gallery to showcase the way ‘people from every continent live their lives’

Take the kids to … National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

From Del Boy’s three-wheeler and Harry Potter’s Flying Ford Anglia to crazy Top Gear contraptions, this museum in the New Forest has tankfuls of va-va-voom

Mail Rail delivers an underground history lesson at London’s new Postal Museum

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

New Moomin museum opens in Finland

Tove Jansson never took her family of fairytale characters too seriously, but they now have their own museum in Tampere, attracting Moomins fans from around the world

Going underground: London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

The museum reflects the vital role Mail Rail played in the distribution of the country’s post with an underground train ride and exhibitions

District 6 Museum

Back in Cape Town, the most poignant symbol of the apartheid regime is the District 6 museum. District 6 was a vibrant community of Cape Malays, Indians, Blacks, and a few Whites until 11th February 1966, when the apartheid regime declared District Six a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act. By 1982 60,000 people had been relocated to the Cape Flats Township around 15 miles away. Only the churches and mosques remained standing.

A pair of pictures of one street before and after the demolition of the area made me so sad as the destruction is absolute. There’s a tower of street names from the district which were given to the museum by the person whose job it was to collect the signs and throw them into the sea. District 6 was to be erased from the memory. A whites only bench leaves you in no doubt as to who is allowed to sit on it.  On the floor is a map of District 6. People have written the names of the families who lived at certain addresses and what businesses occupied which premises.