“All these animals are dead y’know”
As a child I found Newcastle’s Hancock museum dark and scary, it was the place of dino bones and taxidermy, it had a distinctive smell and wasn’t the most exciting of attractions.
Fast-forward 20 years and a facelift and it’s now Jossy’s and my favourite place to visit, I do a spot of shopping, then we head off to explore for an hour. She has a predictable attention span, 20 minutes of interested looking followed by 40 minutes of running and laughing hysterically, it’s the wooden floors you see, big spaces to run and jump!
She knows most of the animal names now, seal, elephant, shark and giraffes are the big faves, but the raptor is by far the best!
I just love that new life has been breathed into my childhood memories and we’re making new ones twenty years on!