Monday, 13 October 2014

A visit to Wollaton Hall Natural History and Industrial Museums

Always a pleasure and a learning experience to visit the Natural History and Industrial Museums at Wollaton Park. Here are a few pictures and comments from a trip there a few months ago...

First time I'd spotted this Anteater, up on a high ledge...

Snakes have a LOT of vertebrae and ribs

Motorbikes used to be made in Nottingham

Never, ever, underestimate the power of a old skool phone to fascinate small children

A steam engine, made by Tangyes of Birmingham in about 1850
and used for brickmaking in Nottingham from 1868 to 1966

More on Tangyes here and here

Famous Boots Products Brufen and Epitone

Learn more about Ibuprofen here

Lovely Nottingham Post Article on Stewart Adams, one of the scientists who discovered Ibuprofen, here

Another article on Stewart Adams here.

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