Sunday 11 May 2003 10.29am
Its always a shame when you see so many people queuing up for the London Dungeon
, when there is a much more interesting (and historically accurate) museum a few doors down. Whilst I fully understand that the average European school-kid probably has more interest in the gratuitous blood and gore of LD than in the more harrowing blood and gore of the Second World War, nevertheless I can't help but think that the signage when you come out of the Tooley Street
exit of London Bridge station does not help matters. Now that Zandra's potentially excellent fashion museum is about to open to the public, surely it is about time that Southwark council put the minimum investment needed into a couple of pedestrian signs, making the public aware of these two other museums within walking distance. Lets face it, if you are a tourist strolling along Tooley Street
, you are unlikely to walk down the long tunnel to get to Bermondsey street where Zandra's museum is, unless you already know exactly where you are going. That long railway tunnel does not look tempting to the average tourist, but I am sure if there was a sign saying "fashion museum 250 yards" is might inspire a few more people. And lets face it, the council should be supporting the continued cultural success of museums, regardless of whether they are in the public or private sectors.
-MM- The Nature of Monkey was Irrepressible.