Maison de Victor Hugo

Where: 4th Arrondissement, Paris Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the mind behind Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and The Legend of the Ages was not much of a minimalist. Victor Hugo’s house in Paris (there’s one in Guernsey too) is crammed full of antiques and interior design curios. But my absolute favourite part […]

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Polar Bear Jail

The sound of the helicopter, rather like a giant mosquito, starts as a tiny vibration in your ear. Your left ear, as it happens.  Not long after you’ve realised that it is the helicopter, and not an incredibly loud insect, it has filled the sky and then tilted impressively towards the earth, almost – but […]

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba The Canadian Museum for Human Rights deals, unsurprisingly, with some very difficult topics. So it is testament to the design of the building, the interpretation of the objects, and the staff themselves, that the visitor leaves with a sense of hopefulness, rather than desperation. The architecture of the building leads the visitor […]

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Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (The Museum of Hunting and Nature)

Where: 3rd Arrondissement, Paris My all-time favourite museum in Paris, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature feels like an appropriate place to begin this collection of museum adventures. It combines the interior design of a 5* hotel with incredible taxidermy displays, thought-provoking modern art, and cabinet after cabinet of antique rifles. An […]

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