As with most museums in Britain, entrance was free.
The textile part was good, if you wanted to see a thistledown coat, map shoes or fruit clothes.
It was mainly geared to kids, though I did enjoy watching the old braiding machine.
There was also a sliding demonstration that showed wool to be smoother than cotton and both smoother than polyester. Three cheers for wool! (I know, I'm obsessed).
I think Helen was intrigued by the idea of visiting sewers, which turned out to be a brick tunnel with a lot of posters explaining the history of the water and sewerage systems in England. It actually is a pretty interesting subject, much related to public health, but I know about it already.
Bill's favourite part was easily the huge building filled with trains and engines. Charlotte, Helen and I both wandered around practicing patience.
After all, Bill tags along to a lot of things he's not excited about.
The best thing I saw was this the toy train set up. And even better, watching a child's wonder at it.