Travelling SLM Churchill Fellow now in the UK


Sydney Living Museums’ Director of Strategy and Engagement, Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, is now in the UK after her visit to North America, thanks to a Churchill Fellowship.

Through this prestigious Fellowship, Caroline is exploring the best new global models of visitor accessibility and experience at heritage sites in the UK, Denmark, USA and Canada.

Now over halfway through the Churchill Fellowship, Caroline is covering the length and breadth of England in search of the best and most authentic visitor experiences at heritage sites.

She has also been taking the opportunity to meet the directors and leaders of several of these core sites such as Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Blenheim, Harewood House, and Kensington Palace.

Ornately draped four poster bed.
Thomas Chippendale bed, Harewood House. Photo Caroline-Butler-Bowdon © Sydney Living Museums

I’ve stayed in some memorable places on my #cbbchurchill2017 but none more so than @HarewoodHouse. It wasn’t quite this divine Thomas Chippendale magnificent bed fit for a queen but it was very special.
[Thank you to] @Janemarriott32 + her fab team for the opportunity + great meetings.

Section of ancient stone wall with green fields in background.
Hadrian's Wall. Photo Caroline-Butler-Bowdon © Sydney Living Museums
Metal arched bridge with stone parapets.
Almost like home ... only 17,000 km away. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Photo Caroline Butler-Bowdon © Sydney Living Museums

I am surprised each day at the generosity of leaders in the heritage tourism industry. A couple of hours with CEO @BlenheimPalace, Dominic Hare to learn about the sheer scale of the economic, social + cultural impact locally + beyond was a real highlight of my #cbbchurchill2017

Man standing in open space outside large building.
Dominic Hare, CEO Blenheim Palace. Photo Caroline Butler-Bowdon © Sydney Living Museums

Pilgrimage today to @BlenheimPalace to walk in the footsteps of #WinstonChurchill ... place of his birth, place of his proposal to Clementine in the Temple of Diana + place of great inspiration throughout his life #cbbchurchill2017 #fellowshiphighlight @ChurchillTrust

Metal bust on stone plinth with inscription, with woman wearing sunglasses standing next to it in garden setting.
Caroline with bust of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace. Photo Caroline Butler-Bowdon © Sydney Living Museums

While continuing her travels, Caroline is keeping us updated via her Twitter feed using the hash tag #cbbchurchill2017