Museums

Do It Yourself

Medieval Combat SocietyYou won’t be surprised to learn that these are members of the Medieval Combat Society.

If you are reading this blog, it’s likely you are interested in history.

But you can do more than just read about it, watch documentaries or visit historical places. You can join a reenactment society, experience life in the periods you most enjoy, (even camping in an authentic manner) and get to meet other people that share your interests.

17th Foot Regiment sentryThis soldier from the British 17th Foot Regiment showed me the loading procedure for his Brown Bess musket. From this procedure came quite a few well known phrases; “keeping your (gun) powder dry” and “going off half cocked” are just two of them.
He is part of the Redcoats and Revolutionaries group, who reenact both sides of the American War of Independence. They say: “As a prospective member, you may choose with who your allegiance lies: with HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE III or with the REVOLUTIONARIES of the colonies.”

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Museums to Open for Visitors

Buckinghamshire Railway CentrePhoto courtesy of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

We can soon visit museums again! With the relaxing of lockdown restrictions most of the museums in the North Bucks area will be permitted to open, plus there’s a brand new museum (if you can call a museum brand new) opening in August.

Many, but not all of these museums require you to prebook; just click on the link.

Most of them have been busy creating new exhibits during lockdown, so if you’ve been before it’s time to go again! The museums are in order of location, starting from the North and working South.

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