This small museum provided an elegant beginning to my second day in Bath. Stepping into the shop to buy my ticket, I was struck by the very attractive way the various gifts were arranged. Taking the lift up to the second floor, I was fortunate to have the room to myself. There were some very old pieces that had a timeless quality about them. I was struck by how many generations have passed through while they had remained, encapsulating beauty. The atmosphere was quite sacred, quiet and recollected.
Going down a floor, unfortunately for me a very talkative group of ladies were looking round which broke the spell somewhat. A fair bit of showing off was going on, quite amusing, as my level of prior knowledge was negligible. On the ground floor was a very small but quite interesting exhibition about Japanese men's clothing, and how netsuke carvings were used as hooks to attach oddments they wanted to carry round to their sashes or obes. This is a very pleasant small museum, in an attractive old house, with helpful staff. I enjoyed my visit.
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