Friday, 11 April 2014

Chester Military Museum

We decided we'd go to Chester on the way to Wales as we couldn't get into the caravan until 4pm.

Our destination was the Military Museum. Firstly, because Amy has been learning about WW1 and WW2 at school and secondly, because Thomas loves guns and swords.

It's a tiny museum but packed full of interesting memorabilia and well worth a visit. The historical part including WW1 and WWII makes you think, but when you see photographs of young men who died only 2 or 3 years ago in Afghanistan it makes it all the more poignant.

They both found the trench interesting. 
And Thomas enjoyed shooting the imaginary enemy with the machine gun.
Private Benjamin springs to mind with this photo
And none of us could resist having a go at this
The most expensive things in the museum were 2 fountain pens used when the Japanese signed the surrender. Apparently there are 7 in the world - 5 in America, the remaining 2 in Chester of all places.

I bought myself this little booklet although I won't be trying the recipes for oatmeal sausage, cabbage & rice, tripe or potato shortbread.

We spent a good hour in the museum although without the children I could have spent a lot longer in there reading all the information; and at £8 for the family I'd definitely recommend it.


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