Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Queens House / Museum Greenwich

My brother in law was visiting for a week so of course, we decided to the do the Tourist thing and head to Greenwich.
I must admit that I have wanted to visit Queen's House for some time and also the Museum next door. The architecture of Queen's House was a treat but I must admit I found most the paintings dull. The only one that I found fascinating was the one of Queen Elizabeth I that was a propaganda machine in action! The House is very easy to get around with a pushchair and the staff were very lovely about letting us in via the ramp entrance.
The Naval museum next door was also interesting. You could get up close to the boats and I enjoyed the P&O exhibition. Even the ubiquitous crowd of surly French students didn't dent my enjoyment. You aren't allowed to take pushchairs upstairs but an area is provided to store them. (Was a bit annoyed to see woman with pushchair on higher floor but hey ho). The cafe area is big and open and has the most marvelous window ceiling that I am sure would be amazing to be under in a thunder/lightning storm.
We then proceeded to stroll through Greenwich park up to the Observatory that was thronged with people from everywhere. And stood on the GMT line again. My only regret is that we didn't manage to get into the Planetarium.
After a quick dinner in the Gourmet burger place we took a final walk around the ruins of the Cutty Sark. Its a shame things have changed here...in my younger days I remember visiting and taking a pleasant stroll along the waterfront. Maybe when the renovations are complete, the Council will do something about that.


Cheerful One said...

I'm excited to find this blog as I live in Abbey Wood and visit Plumstead often. Do you know if there are any Abbey Wood bloggers out there? (Other than me, as I am somewhat lapsed!)

Plummy Mummy said...

I don't but if you ask either the Greenwich Phantom or the 853 bloggers, they may be able to point some out to you.
Good luck!