This could be the room of any small boy, but it doesn’t actually belong to any child, boy or girl. The Kidcot area of the United Kingdom pavilion actually has quite a bit going on. Have you ever taken the time to explore its nooks and crannies?
Explore is the key word here, and perhaps that’s why this station is listed as Royal Adventurer’s Society. This room would feel like home to a child growing up in Victorian era Britain. The shelves are lined with artifacts and books dedicated to the mysterious and wondrous corners of the globe that were the pinnacle of exploration during the 1800s and early 1900s. Pith helmets, Egyptian figurines and photographs, model sailing ships, skulls from primitive man, backpacks, jade carvings, musical instruments from far off lands, and masks galore cover these shelves. There are books from Homer, Twain, and Dickenson among other dustier volumes as well. Last, but certainly not least, there is a massive amount of information surrounding Stonehenge. Books, photographs, sketches, and a journal are just a few of the items dedicated to this world wonder.
Let’s peruse the shelves together today, but you should stop by if you have the chance. I promise you can explore and discover so much more with your own eyes!