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Ghost from the past – Hermione sails again

Hermione, faithful replica of a French frigate that took part in the American revolution, is now open as a floating museum on the Charente following her foray across the Atlantic to visit ports on the eastern seaboard of the US and Canada. Janine Marsh watched her leave on that epic voyage: Every now and again, someone comes…

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Stuttgart’s Schweine Museum: the world’s largest pig museum

If you’re going to open a museum to house a collection of pig-related artefacts then the site of a former slaughterhouse is a good a place as any. The Schweine Museum (Pig Museum) in Stuttgart hosts around 50,000 porcine exhibits. The family-friendly attraction displays the items in 25 themed rooms over three storeys and proclaims…