Good Museums.

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by von Poop, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Michael Z

    Michael Z Member

  2. John Lawson

    John Lawson Arte et Marte

    I had a wonderful day at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, last year. Great realistic demonstrations of hand to hand combat, both inside and in the tilt yard. There are individuals walking round, dressed as soldiers/warriors throughout history, who tell you in detail what a day they've had at the Somme, Waterloo etc. Brilliant!

    One of the best museums I've been to is the Panzer Museum in Munsterlager, it's like Bovvy but on a smaller scale, however they have some interesting stuff there.
     
  3. Dale Gribble

    Dale Gribble Junior Member

    If anyone ever finds themselves in Central Texas there is this The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.

    Spent some time there yesterday and only saw a fraction of it. Will get the annual membership soon. I saw a mini Japanese sub involved in the Pearl Harbor attack, which washed up and became a touring item around the country to help the War Bond drive. They also do reenactments including a WW2 tank owned by some guy who lives near the museum lol
     
  4. Ednamay

    Ednamay wanderer

    In June my son took me to see the DDay Museum in Southsea; the display of artefacts from WW2 was tremendous, and the Overlord Tapestry was out of this world.

    In September, we plan to brave the Solent again to Visit Fort Nelson's new exhibits on Portsdown Hill. Very sensible use of one of Palmerston's Follies!

    Edna
     
  5. kohimamuseum

    kohimamuseum Junior Member

    Anyone visited the Kohima Museum in York?? Small museum of the 2nd Division
     
  6. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    A small private Museum run by Angelo Andreoli in Caspoli Italy.
    Caspoli is near Mignano Monte Lungo about 8 miles South of Casino
    Historicus
    rotherfield
     
  7. Bradlad

    Bradlad Senior Member

  8. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  9. Spoff

    Spoff Junior Member

  10. Sejny

    Sejny Left WW2Talk

    I don't have the Museums exact website.
    But in Munich, Germany at Marienplatz there is a huge WWII Museum.
    With actual National Socialist Veterans around the entire world.
     
  11. Martyn6047

    Martyn6047 Martyn199842

    Is there any museums in south Wales????
     
  12. bugleboy2323

    bugleboy2323 Senior Member

    just removed my post folks was on the wrong thread sorry
     
  13. sherlock

    sherlock Member

    The USN"s aviation museum in Pensacola, Florida is a keeper. Also, the USAF's museum at Wright-Patterson in Ohio can almost over-whelm you with the number of displays that are available for viewing. The most interesting part of that facility though, for myself, is the restoration portion which can be visited by the public on specific days of the month.
     
  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    The USN"s aviation museum in Pensacola, Florida is a keeper. Also, the USAF's museum at Wright-Patterson in Ohio can almost over-whelm you with the number of displays that are available for viewing. The most interesting part of that facility though, for myself, is the restoration portion which can be visited by the public on specific days of the month.

    Hi Sherlock,

    Agree that those two are both fantastic.

    Don't forget about the Air Force One hanger at Wright Pat with Roosevelt's Sacred Cow (complete with wheel chair elevator), Truman's Independence and Eisenhower's Columbine, amoung others.

    The last time I was there in the nineties they also had a Ju88 and an AC-130 in that hanger.

    Dave
     
  15. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

  16. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Is there any museums in south Wales????


    Yes!

    You have the excellent Royal Welsh Museum at Brecon (for all Welsh Regiments), mainly SWB focus - truly wonderful place.
    The Tin Shed Experience at Laugharne.
    The Sunderland Trust at Pembroke Dock
    1940s Swansea Bay

    So quite a variety really that jump to mind.

    There are a few others but nothing that leaps out as being too worth a visit to mind yet.
     
  17. Noreen

    Noreen Member

  18. Noreen

    Noreen Member

  19. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

    It may not be the biggest or most modern thou my last visit was a dissappointment:mad: But the Dutch Colonial Army Museum Bronbeek North of Arnhem. Beside being a museum it used to be a retired home for retired servicemen of the colonial army. Now it has opened for the defence. But still I remember my first time and especially the second when as a young lieutenant I brought my Chief Petty Officer with me. Thou they had closed for the public the guardsman opened up for us at the gooooooood price FREE OF CHARGE:D

    Else the Pegasus Bridge Museum. Made a bus load of elder people look weird at me when i informed my wife for the 20th time i had just been standing on the Pegasus bridge:D
     
  20. arnhem44

    arnhem44 Member

    The u-boat has been moved to Barrow, where it is going to be centre stage. Apparently bought by a businessman.
    barrow upon soar?
    barrow in furness ?
    barrow upon humber ?:confused:
     

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