It's half term here in Derbyshire this week so I took the mini Griffin's on a visit to Derby Gallery and Museum yesterday. There we saw this Bronze log boat which was excavated from the nearby village of Shardlow, just a short trip along the canal from Silver Ann 2's home mooring at Mercia Marina, Willington. On display in the museum were also Mesolithic flints and stone tools that were found in the grounds of Mercia Marina, as well as Viking and Anglo Saxon items discovered in nearby Repton too. This area is soaked in history!
The gallery and museum is chock full of fascinating artefacts, natural wonders, and there are some wonderful artistic exhibitions on display too. Derby is easily accessible by public transport from Silver Ann's cruising route along the Trent and Mersey canal. As an example you could disembark in Shardlow, take a walk through the historic village, before catching a bus to Derby where you can view the treasures of Shardlow history on display at the museum.
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We are Dan & Mary-Ann Griffin. Husband and Wife. Parents to Isabelle & James.