Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Treasures of the Trinity House

Trinity House itself was full of goodies, such as this bell, from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

There was also this barometer:
As you can read in the text below, this was taken on the expedition ships used by Scott of the Antarctic:
Other gems included wooden star globes, models of boats including the Cutty Sark (alas all that glass meant they didn't photograph well), a real cannon ball and many paintings of men in wigs.

All in all an interesting place to spend 45 minutes, but then it was time to head off to the next stop on a day exploring London's maritime past...

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