Sundays are great for lazing about on the couch in pjs with a hun bun but sometimes one actually wants to do something, to go somewhere and relieve the boredom. I’m here to help with the dilemma and review a number of places and activities. I want to be very clear that this not a family fun style series. There’s plenty of blogs and websites that cover that and it really isn’t my niche. This blog is for you and your other half, you and your best friend or just you. It is for Sundays when messing around with make-up looks, walking around a shopping centre or watching repeats of Come Dine With Me just isn’t doing it for you.
For my first Do Something post I’m going to start off with The Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons. The museum is situated in the Newbridge Silverware Centre, beside their factory. It houses all manor of vintage collectable clothing. It is the Aladdin’s cave of clothing. The museum has a permanent collection but also hosts regular exhibitions.
Some of the clothing belonged to The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and my personal favourite Elizabeth Taylor. There are personal items of clothing and accessories as well as costumes and memorabilia from films and television shows. The museum hosts audio information and there is also plenty of informative articles on the walls.
Audrey Hepburn – Funny Face
Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Elizabeth Taylor – Raintree County (please can I try this on?)
Now I know I’m talking a lot about clothing but there are other interesting bits and pieces to keep everyone amused. The Newbridge Museum is one of the few places himself doesn’t actually moan about visiting. He has an interest in photography and the museum hosts loads of old original shots that he gets lost in.
There is a coffee shop / restaurant down stairs and if you have a couple of hundred euro to spare you can knock yourself out buying lots of gems from the Newbridge collection on their shop floor!
The museum is great value for money; it is completely free as is the parking. There’s lots to marvel at and it is a great afternoon. I’d highly recommend it. 10 out of 10.