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    Default Imperial War Museum.

    Just came back from several days in London. The highlight of the week was visiting the Imperial War Museum. Last time I was there the museum was being refurbished. It is now superb. My wife was a bit bewildered at a couple of things, particularly about the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland. She is not from Britain. Strange thing standing next to the armoured vehicle. It brought back half forgotten memories. There is even a small section about Afghanistan. There is a captured motorcycle there. This brought back an awful lot of memories about my despatch riding days (17 years!). The motorcycle in question is a (Honda) CG125, or at least a copy. It's a bit of a mishmash of parts. Some of it being from an earlier bike, some from a much later model. It's strange how some things trigger off half forgotten memories. The day at this museum was well spent.
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    We havent been to any London museums.We went to the war memorial in Exeter a few years ago it was free entry.it was interesting.The national rail in York free entry if your interested in trains then its well worth the visit

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    IWM is also on my bucket list of places to see.

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    Living in That London, I've been to most main tourist sites but not been there, yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    We havent been to any London museums.We went to the war memorial in Exeter a few years ago it was free entry.it was interesting.The national rail in York free entry if your interested in trains then its well worth the visit
    There is (was?) a Maritime Museum in Exeter as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    There is (was?) a Maritime Museum in Exeter as well...
    Its a war museum just a stone throw away from Exeter train station

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    The Maritime one was in Old Exeter, down by the river...
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    I visited the IWM myself in 1993 as part of our GCSE History topic.

    Before that, I visited the London Planetarium in 1988 as part of our topic on Light.

    Also did Madame Tussaud's, but unofficlally.

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    We had a school trip with the option to visit The Houses of Parliament or the Science Museum

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    We had a school trip with the option to visit The Houses of Parliament or the Science Museum
    I would have chosen the HP.
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