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James Cook
The site pays tribute to Whitby's greatest seaman and introduces the Museum, which is housed in the building where James Cook lodges as an apprentice seaman. The Museum has a collection of exhibits about Cook's Whitby years and his later achievements, and includes unique items of great historical importance.It was to this house that in 1746 James Cook, then a youth aged seventeen, came to be apprenticed to Captain John Walker of Grape Lane. Here he learnt the seaman's skills, sailing out of Whitby on Walker's ships. It all began here, in the house by the harbour.
There are four floors of rooms to visit in the house- each one with its own different character. The ground floor rooms are furnished according to an inventory of items in the house in 1751, as Cook would have known them.


United Kingdom

Oliver Cromwell
The Museum's purpose is to interpret the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658, by collecting, explaining and exhibiting relevant material.
The Museum is in the old Huntingdon Grammar School, where Cromwell was a pupil, and close to the site of his birth. The Museum has a representative collection of portraits, documents, coins and medals and personal objects associated with or owned by Cromwell.


United Kingdom

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism" pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world".
The museum is designed to be self guided. You will begin the tour with the Introductory Gallery and see a glimpse of Eisenhower's life beginning with his growing up years in Abilene and ending with his funeral in Abilene. Also you will see other historical sites such as the family home, the Presidential Library (it preserves 23 million pages of manuscripts, audiovisual materials, and other historical items relating to Eisenhower), Eisenhower's place of meditation and final resting place.

Mahatma Gandhi
The origin of this Museum goes back to the period soon after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on the fateful evening of January 30, 1948, when the slow process of scouting for, collecting and preserving the personal relics, manuscripts, books, journals and documents, photographic and audio-visual material, all that could go into a Museum on the life, philosophy and work of Gandhiji--began in an unostentatious way in Mumbai.
The Museum was named 'Gandhi Memorial Museum' (Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya), now commonly known as 'National Gandhi Museum' (Rashtriya Gandhi Sangrahalaya) as there are also a number of regional Gandhi memorial museums in India.


New Delhi - India

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia, voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.
Monticello is the his autobiographical masterpiece, designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years. Jefferson described the house as his "essay in architecture," but today it is recognized as an international treasure.


Virginia - USA

Joan of Arc
The cult of Joan of Arc is an extraordinary myth, based around a revolutionary "Child of the people", saviour of the monarchy and of the divine order, patriot betrayed by the chuch's elite.
On 30th May 1431, Joan of Arc was burnt at the square of the old market
in Rouen. 30 meters from the spot, the Joan of Arc museum has been open for 40 years. In a roman style cellar, which displays the times of Jan of Arc, are assembled models of the castle and the old market place of 1431 in drawing, books, with an example of a suit of armour and the standard devoted to the heroine, stamps and historical relics which have been updated these last few years. Climbing up from the basement, which has the astmosphere of a crypt, the visitors re-live, from Domremy to Rouen , the life of Joan of Arc in the waxwork gallery which includes about 50 characters of striking reality.


Rouen - France

John F. Kennedy
The Sixth Floor Museum examines the Life, Times, Death, and thehistorical legacy of President John F. Kennedy and the events surrounding his assassination. Located in the former Texas School Book Depository building, the Museum serves as the educational, interpretive and research center for the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District in Dallas, Texas. Nearly half a million visitors come to the Museum each year. Through exhibitions and publications, lectures, and school programs, and its research library and World Wide Web site, the Museum educates countless others. Since its opening in 1989, the Museum has welcomed more than three million visitors from around the world.


Texas - USA

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Lenin was history’s first Marxist and working class leader to head the popular movement that put into practice the scientific theories of Communism. He was the first to direct a victorious proletarian revolution, and the first leader of a Socialist state.
The museum has undertaken to preserve, exhibit and research the objects, documents and symbols of the Soviet era. The Tampere Lenin museum, first of its kind outside the Soviet Union, has developed into a widely acclaimed institute of culture and research. The downfall of the Soviet Union and the whole Socialist block have left the museum the last regularly operating museum of its kind in the whole world.



Abraham Lincoln
The house of Abraham Lincoln, the only home he ever owned, was constructed in 1839 as a 1 1/2-story cottage. Abraham and Mary Lincoln lived here from 1844 until Mr. Lincoln's election to the Presidency in 1861. The home, which has been restored to its 1860s appearance, reveals Lincoln as husband, father, politician, and President-elect. It stands in the midst of a four-block historic neighborhood, which the National Park Service is restoring so that the neighborhood, like the house, will appear much as Lincoln would have remembered it.
The web site has complete information on visiting Lincoln Home, as well as virtual tours and photographs, and a variety of Lincoln quotes and related reference materials.


Illinois - USA

Martin Luther
Rarely has a single human being caused such radical historical and far-reaching changes as Martin Luther did.
The Luther House is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Eisenach built in half-timber style. It was owned for quite some time by the Cottas, a rich and respected family. According to the records Martin Luther was supposed to have lived in this house during his school years in Eisenach from 1498 to 1501. Since 1898 the "Lutherkeller“, a traditional German restaurant, has been here. Even back then it was possible to visit the two Lutheran rooms. After the repair of bomb damages from the Second World War the Thuringian district church opened a Luther memorial in this house in 1956. In the exhibition rooms the visitor will get to know the life and work of the famous church reformer.



Giuseppe Mazzini
Giuseppe Mazzini was an important Italian politician, patriot and revolutionary during the Risorgimento.
He was born in 1805 in Genova, in the house that now accommodates the Mazzini Institute and the Risorgimento Museum.
When he was old and sick, he moved to Pisa and he lived by Rosselli family.
He died in Rosselli's house in 1872.In the1952, it became the "Domus Mazziniana".
Both the Mazzini Institute and "Domus Mazziniana" are cultural institutions that want to preserve and to spread the works, publications, documents about one of the most important leading characters of the Italian Risorgimento.

Napoleone Bonaparte
The Napoleonic Museum, dedicated to the figure of Napoleone and Bonaparte family, occupies the ground floor of Primoli Palace.
It preserves pictures, sculptures, furnitures, jewels, dresses of court, napoleonic relics, collected by the count Giuseppe Primoli (1851-1927), descendant from Bonaparte family, and donated by himself to the Common of Rome in 1927. The collection began as not well as from desire to offer a testimony of the imperial grandeur of the Bonaparte family, but from the will to tell the history according to a private, nearly daily optical and to document the intense relationships that tied the Bonapartes with Rome. The collections of the museum introduce three distinguished moments: the napoleonic period, the "roman" period, that follows the vicissitudes of the family from the fall of Napoleone until the rise of Napoleone III, and the period of the second Empire.


Roma - Italia

Horatio Nelson
The Norfolk Nelson Museum boasts around 900 items dedicated to the naval hero from letters, books and ceramics to paintings, medals and a piece of wood from the Victory.
Alongside traditional exhibits, the museum shows what Horatio Nelson's life was like below the decks through sight, sound and smell.
A replica of a boat houses an interative display where children can climb into hammocks, hear Nelson's commands and the commotion on board a battleship, see the crew's meagre daily rations and smell cannon-fire.
A room recreating Nelson's home at Merton Place in Surrey is dedicated to his life outside of battle. A wax model of Nelson sits at a desk, and glass cases feature displays of how he looked and his colourful love life.


Great Yarmouth
United Kingdom

Romanov's family
The Alexander Palace is one of the best examples of world architecture executed in the classical style. It was built by the order of Catherine the Great for her favorite grandson, the future tsar Alexander I. It was a present to him on his marriage. Later, however, the palace was the favorite residence of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II, who settled here in 1905 and lived through August 1917, when he and his family were taken away first to Tobolsk, and then to Ekaterinburg where they were shot by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.
In August 1997 an exhibit «Recollections of Alexander Palace» was open in the left wing of the palace, which formerly housed living quarters of Nicholas II.
Passing through the rooms of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna, in this palace you will come up close to the artistic tastes of the last Romanovs, and view the Emperor's State Study, decorated in fin-de-siecle style.
This website offers an online tour and tells the history of the fairy-tale home of the last Romanov Tsar and his family.


St. Petersburg

George Washington
Mont Vernon was the home to George Washington for over 45 years. Here he made his life with his wife Martha, returned from war, retired from public life, practiced pioneering farming methods, and left an indelible stamp of his personality and private tastes. Today, over 1 million people a year visit the estate to find the essence of the man known as the "Father of His Country." Today the home has been restored to its appearance in 1799, the last year of George Washington's life. After the White House, it is the most visited historic home in America. It's tranquil beauty and elegant, yet functional, settings reflect the character of the man who was instrumental in establishing independence for a new nation and for guiding that evolving country through the first turbulent years of union.


Virginia - USA

White House
This is the official website of the most famose house in the world: the White House, the First Family's Home.
This section offers a virtual historical tour through the rooms that are available for viewing on White House tour; t
heses include the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, the West Wing and the East Wing. So the user on the net can join to more than 6,000 visitors that every day go to visit the White House.
The site also tells the history of American presidents and their families and shows selected exhibits of art in the White House.



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