the National Maritime Museum is free and fabulous! (there is a fee to go on the ships docked outside but we didn't do that) we went there specifically to see the exhibit on Scott's last expedition to the South Pole - it was a successful failure - he made it, but the Norwegian Roald Amundson beat him there by a month so he wasn't, and then Scott and the other 4 men with him all died on the way back, but they all kept journals which were found with them 6 months later so we know exactly what happened - fascinating. It takes a special kind of crazy to do what they did. It was also very interesting for me since we went to Norway wen I was 10 and I remember (albeit vaguely) being in a museum with triumphal displays about Amundson's successful bid to be the first to reach the South Pole.We also had a guided tour through the rest of the museum by a volunteer docent who took us around - they even have a US gallery to show the close ties between the US and Australia formed during WWII , saw the display of a German who did not wish to stay in Hitler's Germany so he somehow KAYAKED! to Australia where he was promptly interned with the rest of the germans fort he rest of the war but allowed to stay afterwards), and I actually got to go on board the First Lady which is the boat sailed by the first woman to sail solo around the world (an aussie!). Looks like a big boat fromt he outside but that is a tiny space to spend 6 months in ALL ALONE! Very cool.
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