Australia National Maritime Museum

While Cameron, Kyle and I stayed in Sydney David joined us one Sunday – meeting us at Central Station where we then jumped onto the light rail to head to Darling Harbour, to the ANMM

We have a yearly pass to the Australia National Maritime Museum, which is such good value because we have been there many times, and plan to go a few more times before leaving New South Wales!

We have been before to see the Vikings Display – which Kyle remembers because he so wanted to buy a Viking Helmet!!!

We  make sure we go on Sundays by Train because its “Family Fun Day” – which means we can travel by Train, Buses or Fairy for $2.50….we usually do something in Sydney and then catch a train to Mainly.

Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

ADMIRAL LORD HORATIO NELSON

One of the best parts of returning is to see the “Fixed Displays” and read more information that we didn’t read before. As well as entering the section where “new displays” are, they change them to different themes.

Beer Boat

BOAT MADE OUT OF BEER CANS

A Boat made out of Beer Cans? Beer cans, aluminium, wire netting mesh, bamboo, calico, plastic straps, tape

“This four-oared boat was designed by Lutz Frankenfeld, founder of the first Beer Can Regatta in Darwin in 1974. It is built from more than 2000 beer cans donated by the local yacht club. The cans are taped together end-to-end to keep water out of the pop-top holes” – From the Australia National Maritime Museum Website.

First Lady

FIRST LADY YACHT

“This Cavalier 37 yacht BLACKMORES FIRST LADY was sailed by Australian yachtswoman Kay Cottee over a period of 189 days from 29 November 1987 to 5 June 1988 on her successful ocean voyage as the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. The yacht includes all fixed and essential equipment for the external and internal fitout, rigging and sail wardrobe in the configuration in which it arrived after the completion of the voyage in 1988.”

Going Places ::

There was a display called “Going Places” – Perfect for homeschoolers! Perfect for little ones who love to explore and learn through “Hands on” displays!  Its a place where they can drive, load, control and design all forms of transport.  And learn how each different vehicle can move, what it takes to move them and how they are powered.

We all had fun in this section and can’t wait to go back again…..

Sail a land yacht on the table

SAIL A LAND YACHT

David sailing the Yacht

DAVID SAILING THE YACHT

David has a go before teaching Kyle and Cameron how to sail the yacht! At first both boys had no idea that by placing the sail in the right spot that it could “sail” easily across the table….they both thought they had to “Push it hard” to get it to move!

David loves Yachts

DAVID HAD LOTS OF FUN

David {being a Boat Builder} Loved the Yachts. He has always wanted to sail around the world….yet I get sea sick just standing on the dock side! Guess maybe one day we will might trade our Motorhome in for a Yacht?

Teaching Kyle how to sail

STILL HAVING FUN TEACHING KYLE

Racing Time

CAN”T REMEMBER WHO WON?

The three of them had a race….not sure whose Yacht won but they did have fun 🙂

Moving Fast

HOW FAST CAN YOU GO?

Airship Challenge

THE CHALLENGE

Remote Control Airship

KYLE TRYING TO CONTROL HIS OWN AIRSHIP

Airship through the hoop

CONTROL THE AIRSHIP THROUGH THE HOOP

Looks Easy? Nope – not at all….Kyle did manage to control the Airship through the Hoop but I tried and couldn’t! Cameron had a go and go it…can’t remember if David succeeded? But it sure was fun trying to control the airship from a remote control, luckily its not a real one and no one was on board!

Laser Planes

CAMERON HAVING A GO AT THE LASER PLANES

Cameron was taking a Video of the day…not sure what happened to the Footage? Will have to see if its still on the camera and upload it to YouTube – mind you not sure how much footage was taken from our Visit!

Plane moves with Lights

MOVE THE PLANE WITH LIGHTS

Line up the lights to reflect the Solar Panels to move the Planes…David, Kyle, Cameron and I had fun doing this one together because there are four lights to hit the solar panels! The planes moves, not really fast but enough to excite the boys {and yeah me too!}

Bike Riding

BIKE RACING?

Cameron and Kyle having a Bike Racing Challenge! A cycling race to find out whether a recumbent racer or upright racer is fastest. Mind you I reckon it depends on who can peddle the fastest, who has the strongest leg muscles and who keeps on going without stopping!!!

Bike Riding

NOW THEY ARE GETTING INTO IT

watching the race on the screen

WATCHING THERE RESULTS

David racing Kyle

DAVID’S TURN!!!

David Having Fun With Kyle

SWAPPED BIKES, WHO IS HAVING THE MOST FUN?

Balancing the Shipping Containers

CAMERON STAKING UP THE “SHIPPING CONTAINERS”

Shipping Containers Balanced on the Moving Ship

KYLE HELPING TO BALANCE THE SHIPPING CONTAINERS

The Ship “Moves” from side to side, and you have to try and balance the “Shipping Containers” a certain way before they “Fall Off” – some of the pink blocks are heavy, some are lighter.

Stacking the containers

DAVID JOINS IN TO HELP STACK THEM

Balancing Act

PLACING THE CONTAINERS SO THEY STAY ON

David helping Kyle on the Hovercraft

DAVID PUSHING KYLE ON THE HOVERCRAFT

The Hovercraft didn’t move fast, but they sure made a LOT of noise…actually it was not a ride I was happy to sit near but both Cameron and Kyle loved trying the Hovercraft. David helped them by pushing them around.

Having fun on the hovercraft

LOTS OF FUN FOR KIDS

Building a Helicopter

CAMERON BUILDING A HELICOPTER

Finished Helicopter

FINISHED HELICOPTER

The Endeavour

THE ENDEAVOURime

After spending a fair bit of time in the Australia National Maritime Museum we walked around the corner to see The Endeavour – and to wait for the Ferry to take us to Manly! Where we spent the afternoon, will share pictures here soon of beautiful Manly,  before the day came to an end!

Have You Been To The Australia National Maritime Museum?

It sure is a wonderful fun kid place to spend a few hours- and adult place as well!!

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road.

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