Regular price: £22.09

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

‘I am fascinated by people turning their daft dreams into a reality. How did they do it and why?’ Driven by his own passion for collecting Hunter Davies has packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain’s maddest museums. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn’t only the collections that are fascinating, it’s also the people who have put them together. Whether they’re a man who loves his Heinz so much he’s changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain’s finest and could live in no other country in the world.

Once you discover these museums and get to know their curators, Great Britain won’t look quite the same again...

©2010 Hunter Davies (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nigel
  • Rossendale, United Kingdom
  • 27-11-14

Well worth my time

Would you listen to Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans again? Why?

Listened to this more than once and will do again

What did you like best about this story?

everything bar the fan museum

Any additional comments?

how many more of these museums are out there

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for John S.
  • John S.
  • 15-05-12

Not sure what I was expecting here

which may be the cause of my mild disappointment. Part of the problem lay with the author's choice of topics - cars, operating rooms, sheep, and several other entries didn't appeal to me in the least. The ones I did listen to weren't bad, just a bit flat. Recommended, with limited enthusiasm, although the narrator makes an effort to maintain enthusiasm, in spite of the journalistic style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful