Wednesday 24 August 2011

The Science Museum London

On my recent trip to london after visiting HMS Belfast and the Imperial War Museum I then headed to South Kensington and spent around an hour each in the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum.  Whilst the Natural History and V&A museums are full of interesting things they don't really have anything to do with this blog, I found some stuff in the Science Museum however that did.  At the back of the second floor is a large gallery about shipping, which is absolutly full of large scale model ships, most of them are civilian, which a lot of linners and steamers, at the back though is a collection of warships.  The highlight was a 1:64 scale model of HMS Vanguard, but there were also models of HMS Warrior, HMS Lord Nelson, HMS Queen Elizabeth, and many many more, it gives a really good look at battleship development from the first armoured ship HMS Warrior all the way upto the worlds last battleship HMS Vanguard.

The fantastic HMS Vanguard model

HMS Warrior

A cabinet with a selection of smaller vessels

HMS Monarch

The other gallery with a tenous link to this blog was the flight gallery which included a lot of models of planes from the beginning of flight to the present and a selection of aircraft hanging from the ceiling including a hurricane and a spitfire.

Again the science museum is free and worth a visit and its next door to the natural history museum (also free) and lets be honest dinosaurs and life sized whale models are cool no matter how old you are.

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