Saturday, 13 April 2013

It's not just about history

If you visited a chateau and spotted a little cardboard triangle discreetly placed under a chair, would you be intrigued and want to know more? You might guess it was a pest trap, but there is no information available in the leaflet you are given for a self-guided tour.

With Loire Valley Time Travel, your guide through the chateau is someone with a background in caring for historic collections, so she will be able to tell you just what the staff are doing with the pest traps. It's more complicated and more interesting than you might think.

If you want to know more than just history when you visit a chateau, email us and we will tell you about the science of managing a historic collection too.