Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday Day Out - Maritime Museum.

On last cold windy Saturday Mick & I decided to have a Day Out. We are both big fans of visiting museums & The Brisbane Maritime Museum has been on our list of Things To Do for ages. At only $8 entry it is a great way to spend a few hours. (We were there for about 3 hours)

Mick has always had a deep interest in Maritime history but I was more interested because my Grandfather was in the Navy during WWII. He served on the HMAS Australia & went to Japan only 3 months after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The picture above is a model of the HMAS Australia that he served on.
After spending about 1 1/2 hours inside we finally explored inside the Diamantina. A Royal Australian Navy frigate built in Queensland and commissioned in 1945.
This was great. You would not want to have been Mick's size & be in the Navy! Very squishy. You get to go almost all over this massive ship. Even down into the galleys. We got a bit of vertigo at first but then it was fine.

We had loads of fun on the guns (pretending to shoot people on the bridge) & I just had to straddle the cannon while singing "If I could Turn Back Time".
Such an interesting place to visit. Loved it. The people who work there are super lovely & very passionate about preserving our heritage. They get very little funding from the government.
Highly recommended day out if you are interested in Australia's history.

This is a pic of my Grandad in his Navy uniform

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