Monday, July 19, 2010

Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester

John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888-1965) was an inventor, and was lucky enough to meet Thomas Edison, and travel to England as a boy. His father was a mining engineer. The son built the Castle 1926-9 as a gift to his wife. It is splendid overlooking the ocean with beautiful grounds.

Inside is his pipe organ; as well as his Roman, medieval, and renaissance art collection. There are stained glass windows and a covered court yard much as in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The little boys seemed to love the museum and the full body armor. It is possible to get there by public transportation on Saturdays.


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