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Thursday, 15 July 2010

V and A

Today we went to the Victoria and Albert Museum and library. Yesterday we went to Stratford upon Avon and saw a performance of The Winter's Tale by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Today's trip to the library was very interesting. The library has reading rooms with balconies looking over the rooms. It also has several back rooms with shelf space. We were taken into one of the special collection rooms and shown one of the original first folio printings of shakespeare and a first draft printing of bleak house with Charles Dickens' actual hand writing in ink making corrections, that is probably the coolest thing I have yet seen on the trip.

1 comment:

  1. I love the story about the Royals being denied the ability to take a book out - would have been great to have been a fly-on-the-wall when Charles was told no - must have had a fit!