IELTS General Test – Passage 07: Local museums reading with answers explanation, location and pdf. This reading paragraph has been taken from our huge collection of Academic & GT Reading practice test PDFs.
A Whittlesey Museum
The museum is located in the Old Town Hall, which was originally built to house horse-drawn fire engines. It has eight rooms, and the exhibits cover topics such as archive photographs, costume, domestic life and local celebrities.
B Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House
Built in 1740, this is the birthplace of pioneer social reformer Octavia Hill, who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in social housing and the arts, as well as in conservation issues. Visitors are taken on a guided tour and are then free to explore the gardens.
C Chatteris Museum
The old market town of Chatteris was largely rebuilt, after two serious fires in 1706 and 1864 destroyed many of the town’s ancient buildings. The museum’s exhibits illustrate traditional aspects of the life of local farmers as well as the railway boom of the 19th century. The museum has a touch-screen kiosk which contains over 9,000 historic photographs and texts, reproductions of which can be made on request.
D March and District Museum
Located in the middle of the market town of March, the museum is housed in a former school built in 1851. Its wide-ranging collections include reconstructions of an early 20th-century kitchen, sitting room and nursery. There is also an interesting display of historic cameras and radios, and a medal which was awarded to train driver Ben Gimbert for his bravery in preventing loss of life when a train full of explosives caught fire in 1944.
E Wisbech and Fenland Museum
This 19th-century gem holds collections from around the world including Ancient Egypt. Its library, which is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month, contains the manuscript of Great Expectations by the 19th-century novelist Charles Dickens, and the Research Room can be booked for researching local records.
Look at the five descriptions of museum, A-E, in one area of England.
For which museum are the following statements true?
Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 7-14 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
7. There are exhibits related to the history of agriculture in the region.
8. Equipment for putting out fires used to be kept in this building.
9. You can find information on the rise of one type of transport.
10. There are things to see both inside and outside.
11. It is possible to obtain copies of old pictures and documents.
12. On certain days you can see an original work by a writer of fiction.
13. Someone who was interested in environmental matters lived here for a time.
14. This museum has an exhibit related to a heroic achievement.
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