You all know I’m not a museum person. I wanted to make Harry’s first trip to London fun so I asked what he wanted to do. He had heard of this museum from family. I prepared myself knowing that it wouldn’t last forever, it was free and we would be doing the activity I picked in the afternoon. The good news was that we were meeting family that we had not seen in some time, so that was exciting!
The basement floor was pretty interesting. There were many vehicles, including this TV Press truck.
Did you know it was the British that invented the tank?
Many of the exhibits are interactive, making this a great place to take children. My favorite spot in the museum is the trenches on the first floor in the World War I area. As I walked through the trenches, shadows of soldiers with tapes of the war, surprise at every corner.
This is a fighter plane, in the back of this one you could see the inside. Notice there is a top and a bottom window with men sitting at each. What is striking is that it looks very claustrophobic with very little room for movement. There is also spots for at least two more men in the back working different controls.
Nurses uniform reminds the viewer of the many casualties of war.
There are many floors in this museum. We didn’t visit all. Even if you do not have an interest in history, you will find movies and exhibits that will appeal to your social core.
Note – this museum is not on the stops of the hop on hop off bus. It was one bus ride for us and a walk through the park.