A living history museum is a museum that recreates life in a certain place at a certain time period, often with museum employees in costume dress, ready to answer your questions. If you have ancestors from that place and time period, it is one of the best ways of better understanding how those ancestors lived. You can see the way they dressed, ate, and lived, all in one museum. If there is a living history museum near your planned itinerary, you should definitely consider taking the time to visit.
Below are just a few living history museums to consider if you are in the area -
- Mayflower/Pilgrim Ancestors - Plimoth Plantation -http://www.plimoth.org/
- Wales - St. Fagans National History Museum - http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/2240/
- England - Beamish - http://www.beamish.org.uk/Home.aspx
- Norway - Norsk Folkemuseum - http://www.norskfolkemuseum.no/en/
- Northern Ireland - Ulster Folk Museum and/or the Ulster American Folk Park - http://www.nmni.com/uafp
If you have a living history museum you've visited and particularly enjoyed, please let us know in the comments.