South Australian Maritime Museum


While physically not a large museum, the collection is contained on three small floors, there is quite a bit of content to cover. Overall the museum is informative and worth an hour or two depending on your level of interest in things nautical. Your ticket allows multiple visits on the same day should you really get into it and wish to go out for a break (or to eat as there is no on-site eatery. There is a reasonable café just outside the museum’s entrance). Continue reading “South Australian Maritime Museum”


National Railway Museum – Train Leaving-All Aboard


If you have even a passing interest trains this is a must visit place. If you love trains well … what can I say … you’ll be in heaven.

Unlike a lot of “train museums” I have been to, this one is all about the trains – real trains. Continue reading “National Railway Museum – Train Leaving-All Aboard”

Railway Museum


In my review of our trip from Myrdal to Flåm aboard the Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana) I indicated that the line, the steepest in Europe, opened in 1940 and was an extraordinary piece of engineering.

Those interested in learning more about this railway and its history and, importantly, the people who built it – both engineers and work gangs – should visit the Railway Museum right in the centre of Flåm. Continue reading “Railway Museum”

Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets


Prior to embarking the RMS St Helena for my trip to St Helena and Ascension Island I spent some days in Cape Town. Cape Town, or the Mother City, has got to have one of the world’s most beautiful settings, sitting as it does in the shadow of Table Mountain hemmed in by it and a rugged coastline of stunningly beautiful beaches.

Notwithstanding how much I loved this South African gem I have, to date, written very little about my time there. Please see this and one other linked review as work in progress!

Bo-Kaap Museum

A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum (entrance pictured above) is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town into perspective. Continue reading “Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets”