Now that museums have been allowed to open their doors to members of the general public (in a covid-secure way, of course), all sorts of interesting and exciting exhibitions have been launched, all of which will, no doubt, prove very popular with avid culture vultures around the country.
It’s always interesting to see what other galleries and museums are up to, so here are just a few of the latest exhibitions to have popped up over the last few weeks.
York’s National Railway Museum is playing host to an exhibition on the Trans-Siberian Railway, which spans 5,772 miles and crosses seven time zones, completed on October 5th 1916 after 25 years of extremely hard work.
It explores the engineering challenge that lies at the heart of the railway’s construction, as well as the social and economic impact it had on Russia. Objects featured in the exhibition include model carriages of the train, a famous Faberge Easter egg and documents and drawings taken from the archives.
Make your way to London and the British Museum for the Arctic Culture and Climate exhibition, opening on October 22nd. Objects include an ancient mammoth ivory sculpture, a decorated ivory plate, clothes worn by the Indigenous Arctic Peoples and a whole lot more, celebrating the ingenuity and resilience of the local inhabitants throughout history.
Given how the Arctic People’s way of life is now being threatened and their adaptive capacities tested as a result of the loss of ice and erratic weather caused by climate change, there’s no better time than right now to go and check this exhibition out.
Bowie fans should head to Brighton and the Museum and Art Gallery in time for October 17th, which is when the Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76 exhibition opens its doors.
You’ll find a series of unique photographs taken by the singer’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack, covering everything from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
You’ll also be privy to recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of the star, as well as enjoying a playlist created specifically for the exhibition.
With Halloween just a few weeks away, what about celebrating Fright Night with the Natural History Museum’s Museum After Dark spooky self-led trail around the halls at night?
The event is limited capacity so make sure you get your tickets early if you can’t wait to mark October 31st in this way – and make sure you come up with a terrifying face covering for it, as prizes for the scariest of them all will be up for grabs.
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