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Re: Info request - Brit Dinos
If you are hoping for dinosaurs you won't find them at the British
Museum - that's where we house the archaeological treasures of our
former Empire. What you want is, of course, the Natural History Museum
in South Kensington (take the Underground to South Kensington and follow
the signs through the foot tunnel under the roads).
I would put in a plug for Oxford University Museum of Natural History on
Parks Road, Oxford. Small but perfectly formed, in the middle of a very
beautiful city with several large bookshops at which you can acquire all
those paleo books that you have been longing to read, and best of all
the museum is only a stone's throw from the University Parks, where
during May and June you can watch the University cricket team play in
the most idyllic setting, for free.
> ...lurker decloaking...
> Greetings all,
> My wife and I will be going to England for about three weeks
> during the period from mid-May to mid-June. We are currently planning
> a full
> day for the British Museum in London and a visit to Charles Darwin's
> "Down House," and the Owen's era dinosaur sculptures at the Crystal
> Palace(?). Other stops on our itinerary will include Stonehenge and
> Hadrian's Wall. We will also be spending a couple of nights in
> visiting memories of my childhood as a US Air Force brat growing up in
> England. We know that the New Walk Museum in Leicester has a dinosaur
> exhibit, does anyone know if it is worth a visit? I would love to
> spend some
> time in Lyme Regis visiting Mary Anning's seashore but don't think we
> will be
> able to fit it in. We are seeking recommendations for MUST SEE sites.
> don't have to be limited to paleo or dinosaur sites and, since we are
> going to Ireland, Scotland, Wales or The Isle of Man, I don't even
> want to
> hear what I am missing in those places.
> Thanks in advance for all the great suggestions I know I will getting.
> One other thing, I admit it, I'm a lurker. I wonder how many people
> subscribed to the DML are just like me? Many of the threads on this
> list are
> over my head and sometimes I think there is lot of people getting
> bogged down
> in minutia. But to me it says that people are THINKING - and that is
> a good
> thing. I admire and respect you all for it, even when I disagree and
> an opinion is full of dino dung! And, these really are my last
> comments, I
> like seeing the number of kids that are on this list.
> Oh, some of them leap before they look and ask questions without
> them through first, but that is the impetuosity of youth. I learned
> early in
> life that the only truly stupid question is the one you don't ask.
> But every
> once in a while one of them asks a question that gets everyone's
> attention -
> and that is a good thing! We need more impetuous, exuberant young
> keepin' the old folks awake and honest.
> Enuff said, thanks for listening.
> Rik Chandler
> ...cloaking device on....