The cover of the book.
The cover of the book.
The pictures and information interest readers of all ages.
The pictures and information interest readers of all ages.

Book Review: Wonders of the World’s Museums

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Kids in Museums Volunteer, Maggie Monteath, reviews a book for all the family that could be the start of your next adventure! 

This is a book to dip into rather than read from cover to cover, so if you’re eager to get your family interested in museums, just leave it lying around.

It will take you on a trip around the world, visiting 43 museums and discovering 50 very special treasures. Some, like the Terracotta Warriors, are world famous, while others, such as the Stromatolites, you might never have heard of – I certainly hadn’t.

There really is something for everyone, whether you’re interested in really old things like a 100millionyearold dinosaur skeleton, beautiful things such as The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles or perhaps something more modern like Pele’s shirt or Dolly the Sheep.

Noticing several treasures in the same place might even tempt you to travel to new places or revisit old ones.

Even if you can’t make it to a museum there’s plenty of fascinating facts to enjoy as you read about each treasure, finding out where, when and how they were discovered.

I was surprised to find out that the Dead Sea Scrolls were only found in the mid-1940’s!

I’m sure my grandchildren will be exploring it next time they come to stay.

This book is aimed at 10+ readers but I think it will be enjoyed by all the family.

Wonders of the World’s Museums, by Molly Oldfield.

Published by wren&rook, ISBN 978-1-5263-6028-1, hardback £14.99

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