This weekend, the boys had the pleasure of visiting a few museums on The Wirral – I stayed at home with Teddy as the weather here in the UK is incredibly bitter at the moment and I don’t feel taking him out is in his best interests until it warms up a little.
First on their list was the U-Boat Story
. They actually got tickets which allowed them access to a number of attractions: The U-Boat Story, The Mersey Ferry
and the Spaceport
all for £38. As there were three adults and a teen visiting at that point, I don’t think that the price is too steep – although they did
get a little pushed for time as they only had until 4pm when the facilities closed.
The U-Boat museum houses not only a U-Boat which is partitioned into four sections so you can wander around and have a good look inside – but an Enigma machine too. Anyone who studied the War in school knows that the Enigma machine turned the tables for the English, so seeing one of the coveted machines in all her glory was incredibly humbling.
Seeing such a piece of history is something I think everyone should indulge in, especially as a lot of the school curriculum in primary settings involves the war and its details. Giving your child the chance to explore a piece of history that you usually can only read about is something that not everyone gets to embrace – so make the most of having this gem on your doorstep.
Next was a trip
on the world-famous Mersey Ferry
. I’m sure everyone knows the relevance of the ‘ferry cross the Mersey’
song which actually does play as the vessel takes you on a small tour around the Mersey. Obviously, weather depending, you can have a relaxing trip or a rather wobbly one – I think the guys were lucky and had quite a pleasant trip out onto the waves, giving them a look at Liverpool from the waterfront.
There is food and drink available on the ferry itself, and the tour runs for just under an hour featuring guided commentary about Liverpool herself and The Wirral.
Finally, they stopped by the Spaceport which currently has a rather special Star Wars exhibition on as you can see. Featuring a private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, you can see a whole host of iconic scenes and characters from the films including Ewoks, R2D2, Darth Maul and Yoda amongst others.
As I previously mentioned, you can visit all three attractions for £38 as part of a ‘family pass’ – well worth investing in if you are stuck for a day out and want a variety of different things to do. With such a variety of interests catered for, why not make a day of it and visit The Wirral?