Sunday, 30 November 2008
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum in London is off the South Ken museum beat, but well worth traveling south of the river. Check out the website to see what exhibitions are on. I’ve seen an exhibit about Children during WW2 and another on Animals in War. This photo was taken at that. If you look real close, there’s a dog (not real of course) at the bottom of the parachute. Dogs used to be dropped over enemy lines to take messages and help the soldiers. There was also a James Bond spy exhibit on one time which showed all the workings of MI-5. Beware – if you take a husband, boyfriend, son, or dad, you might not be able to get them out of there for a long, long time. The cafeteria was quite good – even their fish and chips which is unusual for museums. The shop is lovely – packed with old fashioned replica toys and a vast amount of interesting history books. They often publish their own book with each exhibit. I’ve bought both the animals and children ones and have loved them. Highly recommended.