I’ve been to the Science Museum in London a couple of times before, but only for a quick look. This time we could spend as many hours as we wanted, as we were on holiday. Hubby likes science museums and we’ve been to MOSI in Manchester (amazing) and Thinktank in Birmingham (poorly made and maintained).
The Science Museum in London is free, although they ask for donations, and it’s in a very good location, in South Kensington, near V&A and Natural History Museum. It took us a few hours to visit it and it was interesting. I had to make a small selection of pictures, as hubby took a lot of them, as usual.
Here we are in the Flight section. I like airplanes and find them interesting after a visit to RAF Cosford a few years ago.
The Boeing company cut this section for the museum in 1992. The aircraft was used by Japan Airlines for domestic use. It flew for 10 million nautical miles and after its intended life Boeing re-purchased it to conduct fatigue tests. The fatigue tests were simulated and they were the equivalent of 20,000 normal flights with no major issues.
In the basement is “The Secret Life of the Home” section. It’s more interesting that I thought.
This was one of my favourite things in this section: an apple corer. It was made in early 1900s and it was used in hotels and by caterers. The device was used for removing the core and peeling the apples. It also cuts the apples into spirals. Is very similar to a device I bought a few months ago at BBC Good Food Show.
Another very useful device, made in 1904. Is a alarm clock that when it rings a catch is released, the spirit lights up and it boils the water. The steam released by the boiling water will open a flap that will tilt the kettle to pour the water on the teabag. In the end, the metal plate will turn off the stove and it will ring again to announce the tea is ready. I think this is something we all need in our lives.
This is the first post in my London series. It will be followed over the next 2 weeks by another 4 posts, one for each attraction we’ve seen.