31. August 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Reviews · Tags:
Big guns

Big guns

Back in July we went on a trip to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.

With Matt working on things for the navy, I was a bit worried about being bored stiff while he spent hours looking at every last thing. Luckily, it was actually pretty interesting! I’ll apologise now for my totally incorrect use of naval terminology.

Although its a museum its really interactive, and you get to walk around several different boats and a submarine. Here were the highlights for me:

Going on the submarine (HMAS Onslow): It was pretty cramped down there, I definitely couldn’t work on one of them, even though I’m short enough to not bang my head too much!

Boarding the submarine

Boarding the submarine

Replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour: This was pretty interesting. Having thought the submarine was cramped, the bottom desk of Endeavour took it to a whole new level, where you literally had to crawl around on your hands and knees! I liked all the old school wood, and couldn’t resist a piratey ‘Yaaaaarrrrrr!’ when we boarded!

Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic: one of the special exhibits they had when we were there was a photography exhibition from National Geographic photographers visiting the Antarctic. This was very cool, particularly all the shots of penguins!

Verdict: Certainty worth a visit, even if you don’t think you’ll be interested!

Captian Elly!

Captian Elly!

 

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