Submarines & Destroyers – Australian Maritime Museum

If you are standing on the shores of Darling Harbour you will no doubt see what are quite obviously naval ships – it is not a naval base but the National Australian National Maritime Museum. Mind you, some of these museums tend to call themselves national despite the fact that they are only state based (the National Railway Museum in Adelaide is quite guilty of that) however since Canberra happens to be very landlocked, and carting the ships overland can be very difficult, the National Maritime Museum finds itself in Australia’s First City – Sydney. … More Submarines & Destroyers – Australian Maritime Museum

World of the Greeks – The Hellenic Musuem

If you know anything about me you will know that I love the Ancient Greek world. In fact my second sojourn overseas was none other than to Greece (it would have been my first, but we decided to have a weekend in Hong Kong just to get my brother used to heading overseas, and to also calm my Dad’s nerves in letting him out of the country). While I could write quite a bit on my adventures in Greece, I might leave that for another time (namely after I manage to get back there, though that won’t be any time soon) because this is actually a story about a little bit of Greece that has come to Melbourne. … More World of the Greeks – The Hellenic Musuem

Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

Okay, I’ve actually been here quite a few times (actually more times than I can count) though in recent times it has been more because of a special exhibition as opposed to simply going to the museum to look around. The problem with special exhibitions is that after you have seen them you generally don’t want to go and look around the rest of the museum. Anyway on my recent trip to Adelaide I decided to take my brother to see the museum as the, well museum. … More Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

The Car Collection – Birdwood Motor Museum

I find it rather odd that despite having grown up in South Australia I have never actually been to the Birdwood Motor Museum (or if I have I don’t remember it – though I do remember going to the Giant Rocking Horse at Gumeracha). Anyway, since I don’t ever remember coming here, and it is a blogworthy thing to write about I decided to grab my brother, and one of my friends, and then jumped in the car and went for a drive. … More The Car Collection – Birdwood Motor Museum

Gazing the Stars – The Sydney Observatory

I have to say that I’m a bit of a geek, but you would have already worked that out if you’ve read enough of my posts (particularly the ones on my other blog, Sarkology.net). Anyway, I’m not really sure what first lead me to check this place out, but as I was planning my latest trip to Sydney one of the things that I wanted to do was to go on a tour of the Sydney Observatory. … More Gazing the Stars – The Sydney Observatory

Queensland Cutural Centre – Art and Science of Queensland

The thing that I thought was really handy in Brisbane is that they have the Museum, Art Gallery, and the major theatre all clustered together at the northern end of Southbank, which means that you can go and visit all of them in one day without having to wander all over the city. … More Queensland Cutural Centre – Art and Science of Queensland

Queensland Maritime Museum – The Last River Destroyer

The first thing that I noticed about this place was the River Destroyer sitting in the old dry dock. In fact it was on my first trip to Brisbane, after having lunch at a not very cheap cafe on the river bank and then deciding to cross the footbridge over the river to the CBD, that we (that is my brother and I) saw the destroyer sitting in what looked like an old dry dock. … More Queensland Maritime Museum – The Last River Destroyer

Workshops Rail Museum – Australia’s Oldest Rail Workshop

Actually, there are probably older railway workshops in Australia, but they have long since been closed down, which means that the Queensland Rail workshops in Ipswich would be the oldest operating railway workshop in Australia (it is just that the title to the blog was long enough as is to add the word ‘operating’). Anyway, as I am prone to do, I was looking at Ipswich on Google Maps when I discovered this railway museum. Since my brother loves trains, and I think they’re pretty cool myself, I decided to take him here when we visited Brisbane. … More Workshops Rail Museum – Australia’s Oldest Rail Workshop