One of our students; Radim recently went to visit the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport. This is his account of the trip:
in Gosport. We took the Gosport ferry across
the harbour [from next to Portsmouth
harbour rail station at The Hard.] We chose to take a taxi to the museum to
save time. [It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk there]
Weapons Gallery. We saw many torpedoes and missiles. Some torpedoes are over 100
entrance & ticket office). We first saw a 4-man mini/midget submarine from
WW2 [HMS 24X]. It looked too small for 4 people! Very interesting to see how
sailors could live in so little a space!
the Turtle, built in 1775. Very surprising to see a small one-person submarine!
teacher loved the periscopes and we ‘played’ who can first find LSI building.
We saw many things and displays from the American, German, Soviet and British
(of course!) submarines. I liked finding out how sailors lived inside – the
small beds, the small personal space.
metal ( Holland 1 from 1901). It was exciting to go inside and see the
machinery – the engines, the torpedo tubes – and to touch the metal. I was
almost back in time!
Alliance) from 1945 that is outside in a dry dock. We had no time as you needed
to be part of a guided tour that took 45 minutes. It would be good to go back
just for this.
the sailing boats – big, small, some looked very expensive.
information about the history of Gosport.
into the harbour and see Portsmouth
from this angle – completely different, almost completely unrecognisable!
ferry) costs £2.90 for a return ticket.