We had been to visit Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood in Derbyshire in the morning today. It was the start of half-term and a bank holiday, so the actual museum part was packed with families, which was lovely to see, but meant we didn’t look round properly. The actual Hall was very interesting though so will have to go back! We were only about ten miles from Burton upon Trent so we headed there afterwards to visit the Waterstones, which is located in the Cooper’s Square Shopping Centre. Burton is probably best known for being associated with the brewing industry and the shopping centre’s name is an homage to that industry – a Cooper being a person who makes, amongst other things, casks and barrels.
Burton upon Trent
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood