Visited the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford yesterday.
Encountered a mum with children doing a “discovery trail”. She was talking them, briskly, through the process.
” Right, what’s the next question…. Bamboo. Right, you’re looking for a bow made out of bamboo, can you see it, it will be in this case….no its not that one, that’s not bamboo is it? Yes. There. Right. Tick that. What’s next? Come on…..and they marched off.
We carried on sauntering slowly around the museum, finding bits that interested us. The witch in a bottle, the charms against disease, (the attendant showed us the mole’s foot that apparently protected against toothache)
I hope those children enjoyed their visit as much as I enjoyed mine.