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Science, Science, Science – a day to remember at the Deutsche Museum, Munich

Science, Science, Science – a day to remember at the Deutsche Museum, MunichScore 0%Score 0%

The Deutsche Museum is ostensibly a Science & Technology museum that resides on the banks of the river that runs through the centre of Munich, it has main key attractions but we simply had to start with the wonderful mining section.. quite literally down a mine shaft!

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Both girls knees trembled as we made our way into mother earth on a journey to see each aspect of the mining techniques used over the centuries… the atmospheric shafts really do give you a very clear view of exactly how life was lived below the surface… the shafts are hugely realistic and seem to go on for km after km…

The mines take you through coal, salt, open cast and even older techniques… each giving you a visual representation as to how it has changed over history… how mechanised it has become, yet how brave each miner must have been to return to the pit day after day!

experiencing life as a miner

Both girls were genuinely saddened by the conditions faced and were amazed at the new open cast mining techniques… this type of education is priceless for them, but it is well, well worth viewing for adults alike…

Onwards and upwards as we emerged from the earth and into the other areas of this huge museum… it really would take longer than the 5-6hrs we spent to see it all… and you would still probably return for more the next day!

We loved the intricate detail throughout, the attention to detail and the ease of access… yes, visiting a foreign museum was cause for concern beforehand, but we should not have worried! Helpful staff throughout, easily accessible english information boards and a clarity to the displays gave us every chance of absorbing the key information!

And that is exactly what both girls did, from practical lightning displays on realistic homesteads via the high voltage area through the ability to get inside a giant human cell (somewhere nearing the size of our Adria motorhome!). But there as more, aviation departments, astronomy, musical instruments, physics… and more!

The girls particularly enjoyed the chance to test their mathematical skills in the practical interactive area, perhaps they would have also enjoyed the kids interactive area that opens in June… yet they loved the Willkommen im Anthropozan exhibition! Particular apt as we visited on World Earth Day, a day to remember the current state of the planet and what it may become without looking after it!!

 

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Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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