The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories written in Middle English by the Geoffery Chaucer. Twenty-nine pilgrims gather in an inn during their pilgrimage to Canterbury. The innkeeper embarks a story telling contest, and thus the tales begin.
The tales I have very vague memories of myself is that of the Nun's Priest's Tale, and the Wife of Bath.
Here's the synopsis of the Nun's Priest's Tale:
This is the story of a rooster, Chanticleer, who dreams of a fox who would doom him. His wife, Pertelote assures him everything is alright, but his dreams turns out to be prognostic. Chanticleer meets the fox the next day, and is being tricked into crowing so the fox could snatch him away. During their escape, Chanticleer uses the same trick, advising the fox to scare his enemies away. Once the fox opened his jaws, Chanticleer escapes.
Wife of Bath:
This is a tale about a knight who rapes a woman, and upon being judged, the Queen intervenes and gives him a chance to redeem. The knight is then sent out for a quest to find 'what a woman wants more than anything'. He searches for the answer, but to no avail, until he comes across a hag who agrees to help him. The knight returns to the Queen and tells her that women wants sovereignty over their husband the most. The Queen, happy with this answer, frees him, but he has to marry the hag in return for her help. The knight becomes really unhappy and tells his wife it is because she is ugly. The wife gives him a choice between ugly but faithful and beautiful but unfaithful. The knight gives the choice to his wife, and the hag becomes fair and faithful.
Now that you know a bit about the Canterbury Tales, let's see what's inside the museum!
The Canterbury City Council is very nice to its citizens. There is either a discounted price for locals, or entrance is altogether free!