Post by mickthecactus on Jun 18, 2018 14:36:16 GMT
When I retired from work my company gave me a £500 voucher for a heritage steam trip and we chose to go to Portsmouth at the beginning of this month and to see the wonderful Mary Rose museum which was the best museum I can recall visiting. Unfortunately I was unable to take any museum pictures so you will have to take my word for it! Like an idiot I didn't charge up my camera phone so could only take a limited amount of pictures on the day.
Our steam engine was a Black Five -
We were in an original Pullman carriage called Christina which just happens to be Mrs Cactus middle name -
Nice pub too!
We took a tour of the harbour and saw a number of historic ships -
And one very modern ship -
It was a very long day, up at 6 and not home until after midnight but that museum was so worth it. If any of you are in the area you must visit. Check out the Mary Rose website for full information.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jun 19, 2018 7:14:43 GMT
Oooh...exciting. Where did you get on your train? Looks splendid....
We are in Portsmouth in August (family wedding on Hayling Island) and hope to visit the Mary Rose museum...granddaughter has a summer job at the maritime museum there...she's studying for her Masters (museum studies).
The Mary Rose and the history in it are superb. Can remember when we always travelled behind a proper steam engine, and dirty and smelly it could be, not to mention the smuts if you had a window open at the wrong place and time. No accounting for taste is there?
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