There is a gift shop at the 9/11
Some of the early visitors, however, who come from among those with a personal connection to 9/11, do not see it that way. "I think it's a money-making venture to support inflated salaries,"
What's actually on sale in the gift shop is another tricky matter. There is the black twin towers hoodie emblazoned with the words, "In darkness we shine brightest" (
Here are four more museums with a sensitive line in souvenirs:
At the scene of perhaps the greatest atrocity in living memory, and indeed online at the official Auschwitz website, you can buy memorial CDs and DVDs, postcards, books and posters. This strikes some people as odd, but it is done quite solemnly, and the items are solely educational. There is certainly nothing you can wear.
Besides keeping old tanks and guns, at least part of the IWM's remit is to document the "wartime experience", including life on the home front. As a result, in the gift shop you can spend pounds 10 on a "vintage Marmite cake tin" or even a "retro alarm clock".
Along with a peace park and some truly horrifying exhibits, there is a gift shop on the site of the nuclear explosion that killed more than 100,000 people in 1945. There are books, of course, but there are also peace-themed souvenirs and T-shirts.
Books about the first world war are the main theme in Peronne in northern
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