If you are a UK-based gamer, I thoroughly recommend a visit to the National Civil War Centre in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. I have an annual pass and can honestly say it's the best museum I've ever been to - I visit at least once a week. Of course, we're currently planning our English Civil War campaign so there's a lot of research I do there but it's also quite a good family destination. My brother takes his 8-month-old there - apparently the only thing that stops her crying is watching videos of pikemen.
- Fairly small museum, containing a large room with lots of ECW exhibits, mainly focusing on Newark
- Several other rooms looking at Newark through the ages
- Dressing up for kids (and adults!)
- Some great, very professional short films depicting important events in the war
If you do go, I recommend you make a day of it and take time to explore the Civil War defences around the town as well. Anyone interested in 17th century defensive warfare should definitely visit the Sconce - best example of earthworks from that era anywhere in Europe.
Time for pictures!
|My brother as a matchlock musketeer.|
|My trusty wench / lovely girlfriend and I|
Look out later this month for an ECW Supercampaign, to rival our glorious ACW one from a few weeks back. We'll be refighting the Third Siege of Newark, my brother as the Parliamentarian commander, Kieran as the Scots leader, and I as the glorious Royalists!
For the King!