32 # Cue Card (Museum)

A visit to the museum

You should say:

  • When did you visit
  • Where was the museum
  • Describe the museum

and explain how you felt after going there.

Response 1 (Script)

A poet once said: "History is another country; they do things differently there". This is one of the many pieces of literature that have fed my intrigue towards the history of the world. One of the best ways to indulge said intrigue is obviously by paying a visit to a museum.

I last visited a museum when I was in grade seven on a school trip to a nearby city. Considering the fact that I had neither been on a school expedition that entailed travelling a distance higher than ten kilometres out of town nor had I ever been to a museum before, saying I was excited would be an understatement, I was ecstatic. Another added positive factor was that my family and I hardly frequented the city in which the museum was located, and I'm always up for exploring new places.

As soon as the museum came into sight from the bus window, I was even more restless than I'd already been during the ride there. The architecture was a perfect blend of both modern and vintage, which I thought was both appealing and apt. Upon entering the building, the dark wood and subtle lighting of the place served the mysterious atmosphere. There were various statues of animals that had my curiosity soaring, so much so that I often wandered away from the group I'd come with. There were framed photos of old maps and building, there were coin collections encased in glass, various weapons corresponding with their respective era, there were different cars and computers exhibiting the advancement of technology over the ages and so much more. I found the extinct and present time cats exhbition most interesting, as well as the weapons section.

After the educational visit to the museum, my newfound fascination with the past and it's artefacts is one of the few things that form part of my happy-place today.

Thank you.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.