Have some photos from the Museum Of Science. (Click on any for an enlargement.)
On the way to Huntingdon we stopped off Godmanchester. I wanted some photos of the Chinese Bridge and the flooding Great Ouse.
Too wet even for the swans.
We ended up at Kings Cross Station. Aaron wanted some photos of Platform 9 1/2 (i.e. half a luggage trolley embedded in a brick wall, as described in Harry Potter) so I took some of the station.
And after a short run by Tube, we were at the Science Museum.
It is brilliant. There are more photos on my Flickr site.
A pumping engine, early 1800s
Pumping Engine, 1791
Steam engine, mid 1800s
Some of the first locomotive engines
An Iron Duke
BMW have come a long way since the late 40s.
"So we have a bunch of Messerschmidt cockpits left over. What do we do with them?"
The area where planes are displayed is so cramped, you can't get a good photo of a whole plane.
"Antoinette " is a real plane. A replica was used in Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines.
Models of planes that flew in the first few years after the Wright Brothers flew in 1901.
The Apollo 10 command module
A Jacquard Loom, using punch cards for the pattern to weave.
A working versions of Babbage's Difference Engine. Sadly, it is not as large as the one depicted in The Adventures Of Lovelace & Babbage
How far we have come
A cut-away replica of "Turtle," the first submarine-ish.
A very early Massey Ferguson
The Heavenly Sphere
Sir Frederick William Herschel's Telescope, and mirror mounted on his grinding table..