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Naval & Maritime Museums
Part of the Imperial War Museum. HMS Belfast is moored on the Thames.
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
Harbour tours + HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Mary Rose - all moored at Portsmouth.
Gosport. Trace the history of submarine development, from Alexander the Great to the giant nuclear powered Vanguard class of the present day peace keepers.
Portsmouth. The Museum’s mission is 'to make accessible to all the story of the Royal Navy and its people from earliest times to the present'
The Mary Rose is based in PThe Mary Rose is based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII.
RAF / Military Aviation
Museum of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces at Duxford in partnership with the Imperial War Museum.
Branches in London and Cosford Shropshire
The museum contains countless exhibits -priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, actual equipment used by SOE agents who were carried into occupied France on 'black Lysander' flights from Tangmere, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype.
The Imperial War Museum covers conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.
The Museum's main location is in London but it also has four further branches: the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms in Whitehall, the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London, Imperial War Museum Duxford near Cambridge, and Imperial War Museum North in Trafford.
Privately owned military museum in Norfolk. Collection of 120 tanks, guns and vehicles in addition to thousands of other items. The vehicles on display have come from far and wide; Russia, Norway, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Holland, Eire, Syria, Kuwait, Israel, the Falkland Islands, the United States and Iraq. Most of The Collection's vehicles have undergone restoration to ensure they are kept in working order.
St Mary's Church
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.