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by Ed Hahn
Hong Kong, China
July 27, 2005
The museum contains archeological and historical exhibits, plus wildlife and geology as well as fine and decorative Art displays. Most of these are permanent. they also feature special art exhibits. the one I saw featured modern art, which doesn't turn me on.
I do learn quite a bit about the lawlessness of the border country for the more than 300 years between the 14th and 17th centuries, up to the accession of James I as King of both England and Scotland. The people who lived in this part of the British Isles were called Reivers, and they stole from each other, as well as harassing travelers. Kidnapping was quite common also. If you lost a spouse or a child, you were "bereaved."
You can find out more about the museum at: http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/index2.htm.
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