January 17, 2007

Kew National Archives - Alcohol in Britain Exhibit

Since I practically live next door to the National Archives in Kew, I visit fairly often. I wish I had known about the free internet access when we had moved to Kew but my computer had not yet arrived or been set up. There is also a nice cafeteria and great shop. Last year, I enjoyed the free tour of how the National Archives operates, including the complicated system to request and then retrieve books and materials (similar to what is used by the British Library).

In addition to the Domesday book, there is always a somewhat "quirky" exhibit. This time it was on the love-hate relationship Britain has had with alcohol. It only took 30 minutes to see but it was fun.

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