When I was a kid the hive used to be housed inside the museum, nowadays it has it's own shed in the grounds. You can while away many hours inside a warm dry shed and watch the bees come and go about their business.
A good friend of mine took her daughters to see the bees this year and they kindly took these pics for me to blog. The Museum is a brilliant local attraction and in 2012 won "The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award" or "Britains number one museum for families", as voted by families. This is a big deal as it was voted No.1 from a not-so-short-list of 600!