Writing Inspiration – Museums

I have found museums and art galleries invaluable for generating story ideas, I will go and walk through the galleries stopping by pieces that are strange or just catch my eye. Often there will be benches and things around the place were I can sit and jot a few notes down, sometimes I will make a quick sketch or do some response writing then and there.

With smaller museums and galleries there is sometimes no where to sit so I go to a coffee shop afterwards. Now I have found that this works best outside of peak times so that means school holidays and weekends are out though I have managed to get good things out of trips with my kids but the whole thing tends to be louder and more crowded and more expensive!

Often there will be a nice selection of post cards and books which can be nice things to pick up for further writing inspiration after the visit. Many do not like you taking your own photographs or ask that you pay for a license.

Currently in the UK most museums are free but many galleries still want some kind of entrance fee so that needs to be taken into account.

Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 @ 4:31 pm
Categories: Inspiration.
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