Locations visited by Davina McCall

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme Mahj

Hotel De Saint-Aignan
71 rue du Temple

(+33) 1 53 01 86 53

The museum outlines the 2,000-year history of Jewish communities in France. Amongst its collections is an extensive collection of documents related to the Dreyfus Affair. The museum is open Monday-Friday and Sunday.

Musée Clémenceau

8 rue Benjamin Franklin

(+33) 1 45 20 53 41

The museum in the former home of Georges Clémenceau celebrates the life of the French statesman. It's here that Davina McCall found a portrait of her great grandfather, Célestin Hennion. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 2pm-5.30pm. It's closed during August.

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
County Hall
Walton Street
HP20 1UU

01296 382250

This is the County Archives and Local Studies Library for Buckinghamshire. It offers a range of original records, printed and electronic resources to support research in family history, local history and house history in Bucks. The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5.15pm; Thursday, 9am-8pm; and Saturday 9am-4pm.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

020 7766 7304

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.

Photo © Philip Craven

The National Archives

The National Archives

020 8876 3444

The National Archives is the official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government, holding over 900 years worth of records going all the way back to the Domesday Book. Among the most useful for family historians are the collections of census returns; registers of birth, marriage and death; military records; wills; adoption records; passenger lists; and records of naturalisation. Several TNA record sets can now be searched online at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline.

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