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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Epping forest district museum

DB was feeling a bit down so as Saturday was lovely I suggested a little drive out. We made for Waltham Abbey which is a lovely historic little town. We started with lunch outside a tearoom near the ruins of the Abbey. We both chose warm croissants with cheese and tomato. They were delicious and not a filling I would have thought of in a croissant.

We then had a wander along pedestrianised Sun street and as the museum was open DB suggested we went in. I was a bit dubious as he was on his mobility scooter and the last time I was in the building, it had steep narrow stairs. However the receptionist saw us and came out to tell us it is now wheelchair accessible with a lift. I love museums so was very pleased.

The top floor was an exhibition about Gilwell park which is the nearby scouts headquarters. The rest is the story of the district.

This is the top floor. Little gd would have loved the tepee.

Some of my favourite exhibits.

 The garden but I'm not sure what the lady and child represented.

We finished off sitting in the sun outside a cafe with tea and scones people watching. We were glad we made the most of the good weather as it was horrible the next day.


  1. Summer is drawing to a close so we need to make the most of the warm, sunny autumn days before the real cold and wet of winter sets in. We had a walk along our little promenade on Sunday afternoon. Best, Jane x

  2. Looks like an enjoyable visit.

    God bless.

  3. I love a interesting museum too. And sitting outside an ice cafe is one of my favourite pastimes.....even better if cake is involved!

  4. You're very smart to get out on a nice day and do something fun. Weather this time of year is so unpredictable!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. What a lovely day out. It's good to make the most of any fine weather we get at this time of year.

  6. What a lovely day that turned out to be.