Archive for the tag 'National Maritime Museum'

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 23rd 2011

This figurehead (Medusa) was taken from the ship implacable.  This ship was originally named Duguay-Trouin which was a French ship that fought in the Battle of Trafalgar.  Later it was captured by the British and renamed.*

*Information taken from museum literature.

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2011

Information on the Tarbat Ness lighthouse displayed at the museum:

Designed and installed in the lighthouse by David Stevenson, 1892.
The Tarbat Ness lighthouse was built in 1830 on the site of an ancient Roman fort at the mouth of the Moray Firth in north-east Scotland.  It overlooks a wild and windy coast that, in local folklore, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2011

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 20th 2011

The other place I visited on my recent trip to Kent was Greenwich.  There was a difference of opinion on what we should do whilst we were there.   We settled for the National Maritime Museum in the end. The museum is being refurbished in places meaning some of the rooms were closed and some of [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2011