Favourite Museums

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby rmurphy195 » 26 May 2019, 5:27pm

If you are in Gloucester, try the waterways museum.

Equally interesting in some ways is the Wetherspoons a short distance away, near the mariners church (itself worth a look). I think the building was an old ship repair workshop, there's loads of bits in there that were just left behind and are now used for decoration!
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Whippet » 27 May 2019, 6:53pm

I found a great museum on Saturday, RAF Tangmere. The appearance from outside was of a handful of huts, I said to a friend that it won’t take long to get around. I was very wrong, it’s crammed with fascinating exhibits and lots of hands on exhibits.
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Link to museum:

https://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Sweep » 30 May 2019, 9:35am

roubaixtuesday wrote:The People's History Museum Salford, the story of how democracy was forged through struggle.

In other words, what should be taught in schools, but is ignored in favour of a fake narrative of English royalty and aristocracy.

All in my humble opinion, naturally.


Been to this. I can second your opinion. Very good - in fact better than I thought it would be - I thought it might be rather dry.

Mind you it did make me feel kind of old seeing stuff from 80s protests, some of which I was on, in a museum.

Great thread by the way - only just found - museums often great to visit by bike.

Will try to contribute when more time.

And I agree with you about school teaching of history - seems to be conspiracy to make it boring - can only think that the teachers and teaching authorities are scared of being accused of sowing division.

FF my own (state) secondary school was founded by Bloody Mary and her husband - now how "interersting" was the fraught history of that period, which I tend to think has contributed to a pretty common contemporary Brit attitude to religion? And religion and the state.

But did they teach us much about that interesting period, which could have taught us so much about the path of history and the ways of political machinations?

No of course not.

They preferred to witter on about Louis the fourteenth.
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 30 May 2019, 9:41am

Whippet wrote:I found a great museum on Saturday, RAF Tangmere. The appearance from outside was of a handful of huts, I said to a friend that it won’t take long to get around. I was very wrong, it’s crammed with fascinating exhibits and lots of hands on exhibits.
Here’s me on the Lightning simulator:

https://youtu.be/4niDsnF8kLs

Basically, we’re all qualified to fly Lightning’s now :-)

Link to museum:

https://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby rmurphy195 » 30 May 2019, 10:41pm

brynpoeth wrote:Next you may visit the Watercress Line and learn to drive a steam engine, then you have a choice of careers :wink:


Or Klondike Mill and learn to drive a traction engine or road roller?
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby Whippet » 31 May 2019, 7:52am

Great idea, I’d like to upgrade from my Mamod.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Jun 2019, 6:38pm

Went on a long train journey to visit an exhibition of photographs, it was disappointing, one could have viewed them just as well on the interweb at home
There is an exhibition of steam irons starting October, it is not far from home, I shall cycle there, looking forward to learning things I never wanted to know :wink:

I like to read oral history, reading about midwives in the 1930s+ now, short accounts really bring history to life
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Oct 2019, 11:09am

In Giessen Germany there is a museum of Giesskannen, watering cans

There was a gardening show in Giessen some years ago, someone realised that 'giessen' is also a verb: to irrigate!
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The exhibition of smoothing irons opens soon
Back then poor people couldnae afford/thoyle smart clothes so they ironed their plain white shirts to look as smart as possible
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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby al_yrpal » 7 Oct 2019, 3:16pm

Visited the Aeospace Bristol Museum this morning and stepped aboard the last Concorde. Full of exhibits from my Apprenticeship. Concorde, Harrier, Bloodhound, Olympus 593, Rapier, a great experience. The visit was part of our 60th MOD Apprentices anniversary get together. Whilst a handful have dropped off the perch others are still grafting for Britain designing and manufacturing all sorts of special purpose machinery for export. Made me very proud and the recent drive to revive Student Engineering Apprenticeships like we experienced is very satisfying.

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Re: Favourite Museums

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Oct 2019, 8:37am

Why, there is talk of a new concorde that could reach Mach 5! I prefer Mach, Machynlleth, Cymru
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The National Cycle Museum in Llan3! Does England have a such?
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