After going to the Fan Museum I had a couple of hours before meeting a friend so I’ve decided to visit National Maritime Museum. It was only a few minutes away and it’s free, donations welcome. I didn’t want to pay an entrance fee and not being able to see all the exhibits.
Prince Frederick’s Barge was built in 1730s. It’s gilded with 22-carat gold sheets. It was designed in a way that allowed the passengers to step ashore without getting their feet wet. I think the carvings on the barge are exceptional, it’s stunning.
Around the UK’s map it was very crowded, obviously. Everybody wanted to take a picture of it. It was exciting to see Liverpool mentioned on the map. It was appropriate considering the important part Liverpool played in the global economy only 200 years ago.
The National Maritime Museum was interesting and fun, it has lots of interesting displays. I had a wonderful time there.
After visiting the museum, I got a ginger cookie in the shape of a bat with chocolate on top and went to see the Cutty Sark in the evening. After admiring the London landscape, I boarded the DLR to go back to central London.