Writer & Filmmaker

Castles

See You In The Gift Shop

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Who could possibly walk past a cannon without taking a photo of it? This one was at Rochester Castle, Kent by the Medway River as if to be defending the bridge and river. I have absolutely no idea whether it was historically accurate or not. But, hey, it’s a cannon.

But should it matter whether it’s historically accurate?

Do historical sites, museums, and heritage centres have to be historically accurate?

Should they concentrate on getting visitors through the door?

Once through the door and when interest is, hopefully, piqued perhaps that is the time to explore historical accuracy.

So remember if you run any kind of museum, gallery, heritage attraction, and want to attract visitors get a cannon.

And if no one else goes, well, I might go. And I most certainly will if you have a gift shop…

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