Women’s Museum opens in Barking

The Women’s Museum is a new space celebrating the stories, heritage and role of women in Barking and Dagenham. Its first exhibition, An Idea of Life, looking at Barking Abbey through artefacts and modern artworks, opens from Thurs-Sat each week from 14 March. [@NewTownCulture_]

Dark tourism, darker history: exploring museums of crime

If you want to know more about your criminal ancestors, there are an increasing number of museums catering to your needs, as Nell Darby explores. Dark tourism is the act of travelling to sites that are associated with death, tragedy or crime. As such, dark tourism has been increasingly analysed by academics, drawing parallels between … Read more