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Ikea to Convert Its First Store into a Museum

After nearly 7 decades, IKEA moved from its first store–opened in 1943–to a new location in  in Älmhult, Sweden and has since decided to convert the original location into a museum about the store’s history.  Apparently, IKEA already maintains a small museum telling the history of IKEA   products. The company hopes to open the museum in … Continue reading

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Monetary Museum

Atlanta, Georgia USA Quick Review During my hike from downtown Atlanta to the High Museum in midtown, I walked by the Federal Reserve Bank at the corner of 10th and Peachtree Streets.  The banners hanging from the light poles invited visitors to visit the Fed Museum and interact with the exhibits. I accepted the invitation, … Continue reading

Potato World

Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada   Quick Review I’ve wanted to visit Potato World ever since I first learned about it while researching my first road trip to the Maritimes.  Given that it’s located in a just off of the highway in a small town that’s 90 minutes from the nearest city, I expected a kitschy-tourist … Continue reading

Review: Canadian Agriculture Museum

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Quick Review I have wanted to visit the Canadian Agriculture museum since I first learned about it in 1989.  But because the museum is not located in the center of town like the other national museums and I did not have a car on my first several visits to Ottawa, I always … Continue reading

Review: Maple Museum (Montreal)

Visited June 2012. We stumbled onto this museum while walking through Vieux Montreal. We were walking down a hundreds-year-old street with chic stores and foodie restaurants, and saw a sandwich sign on the street in front of an ice cream parlor announcing the Maple Museum, free admission. They didn’t need to say more. Quick Review … Continue reading