We collaborated with myhotelbreak.com when they visited our museum. Read Jonathan Livingston’s guest blog about what he discovered at the Centre…

We were visiting, because a few of our guests had mentioned that they had taken time out to visit The National Holocaust Centre and Museum. We decided to go as we were told that it was not just a place of remembrance and hope, but it is an excellent museum situated in picturesque grounds.

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Arriving at the memorial centre was really something else. It was really moving indeed. The museum is lined with dedicated plaques and a beautiful remembrance garden filled with white roses. It was a magical and reflective location.

The main museum exhibition was remarkable. It had loads of information that was set out perfectly with photographs, films, artefacts and other information.

The exhibitions cater for both adults and children. I feel this is vital as it portrays the learning in a way that younger visitors can understand. One of our favourite exhibitions, which was great for the kids, was The Journey. It’s a truly interactive experience.

The exhibition tells the story of a fictitious young Jewish boy, based on five real life survivor testimonies, and his journey from Berlin to safety in England via the Kindertransport. It’s truly fantastic as each room is decorated to reflect the time and a point in Leo’s journey. You enter a 1930s German classroom and a Kindertransport train carriage amongst other immersive spaces.

These exhibitions in this beautiful location are amazing. A special mention has to be given to the wonderful staff, especially at reception who were more than happy to answer any questions we had. Nothing was any trouble for them.

Check out the full list of exhibitions at the museum by clicking here.

What else should we know?

We spent just under four hours here but it we could have spent even more. Afterwards we went to the café where there is a huge variety of great drinks and food options on offer.

Find out more on the survivor stories of the Holocaust by clicking here.

This is a place everyone should visit. It’s a sobering reminder of what went on during World War II to Jewish people as well as hundreds of thousands of other victim groups. This museum not only reminds us but teaches younger generations where hate leads and why it is important to challenge it in its many guises.

This is a beautiful museum set in a truly wonderful backdrop.