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Fact box
 Age of object       150 years old
 Importance          International (4)
 When collected      1987
 Condition           Good (3)
 Longest point       3050mm

Amazing fact: This gun was brand new in
1860. It was different from others because it
was loaded from the back, and was twice as
accurate as the other guns the Royal Navy
had.

HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth
www.hmswarrior.org
Blakey’s stadiometer




Fact box
 Age of object       15 years old
 Importance          National (3)
 When collected      1989
 Condition           Good (3)
 Longest point       404mm

Amazing fact: The stadiometer is a
rangefinder that looks like a telescope. It
was invented by HMS Warrior’s first Master
(navigator), George Blakey.


HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth
www.hmswarrior.org
Mary Rose ship




Fact box
 Age of object      497 years old
 Importance         National (3)
 When collected     1982
 Condition          Poor (1)
 Longest point      45000mm

Amazing fact: Mary Rose was a very
important ship in the English Navy.
She was named after Henry VIII’s favourite
sister Mary. She sank in Portsmouth Harbour
in 1545.

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth
www.maryrose.org
Sivyer gun




Fact box
 Age of object       500 years old
 Importance          National (3)
 When collected      1982
 Condition           Excellent (4)
 Longest point       2500mm

Amazing fact: This gun is made of bronze.
It was under the sea bed for over 437 years!




Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth
www.maryrose.org
‘Albert’ the escape dummy




Fact box
 Age of object      63 years old
 Importance         National (3)
 When collected     1985
 Condition          Excellent (4)
 Longest point      1750mm

Amazing fact: ‘Albert’ was made by a naval
officer in a German prisoner of war camp
during the Second World War. The guards
counted the prisoners every day. If one
escaped ‘Albert’ took his place.

Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
www.royalnavalmuseum.org
Bone carvings




Fact box
 Age of object      207 years old
 Importance         International (4)
 When collected     1984
 Condition          Excellent (4)
 Longest point      690mm

Amazing fact: What to do if you are a
starving prisoner? You think of ways to make
money! French prisoners carved objects from
bones and the guards sold them for food in
Portsmouth.

Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
www.royalnavalmuseum.org
Binnacle compass




Fact box
 Age of object     80 years old
 Importance        Local (1)
 When collected    Not known
 Condition         Fair (2)
 Longest point     470mm

Amazing fact: This is a magnetic submarine
compass. The ‘binnacle’ cover protects the
compass from the magnetism of the iron
hull of the submarine.


Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport
www.rnsubmus.co.uk
Jolly Roger




Fact box
 Age of object       68 years old
 Importance          National (3)
 When collected      1998
 Condition           Good (3)
 Longest point       1100mm

Amazing fact: Submarines started flying Jolly
Rogers after an admiral compared submariners
to pirates. Each ‘V’ symbol represents an action
at sea. HMS Upholder was the highest scoring
submarine of the Second World War.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport
www.rnsubmus.co.uk
Totem pole




Fact box
 Age of object      53 years old
 Importance         Local (1)
 When collected     1970s
 Condition          Good (3)
 Longest point      1500mm

Amazing fact: HMS Totem never sailed
without her Totem pole, believing that the
submarine would suffer a disaster. When she
was sold she sailed without the Totem and
was never seen again.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport
www.rnsubmus.co.uk
Barn owl




Fact box
 Age of object       50 years old
 Importance          National (3)
 When collected      Not known
 Condition           Excellent (4)
 Longest point       250cm

Amazing fact: The Barn owl can fly silently,
sneaking up on its prey from behind. It is an
example of innovation in nature.



Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Portsmouth
www.portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk
Penguin




Fact box
 Age of object      40 years old
 Importance         International (4)
 When collected     1969
 Condition          Good (3)
 Longest point      620cm

Amazing fact: The penguin is a bird better
suited to flying through water than air.
Where do you think penguins live?



Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Portsmouth
www.portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk
1930s kitchen




Fact box
 Age of object        75 years old
 Importance           Local (1)
 When collected       1991
 Condition            Good (3)
 Longest point        3000mm

Amazing fact: In the 1930s, new ‘fitted’
kitchens were introduced to make the
housewife’s job easier. The walls were half tiled
so they were easier to clean and the cabinets
stored everything neatly.

Portsmouth City Museum & Records Office, Portsmouth
www.portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk
Teddy bear




Fact box
 Age of object       88 years old
 Importance          Local (1)
 When collected      2000
 Condition           Fair (2)
 Longest point       620cm

Amazing fact: Have you ever heard a
bear sing? This one can – hidden away
inside is a musical box that might help you
sleep when you go to bed. He belonged to
Ralph Aylward.

City Museum & Record Office, Portsmouth
www.portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk
Benz model




Fact box
 Age of object        122 years old
 Importance           International (4)
 When collected       2003
 Condition            Excellent (4)
 Longest point        4450mm

Amazing fact: Karl Benz constructed a tricycle
which was powered by a petrol engine. This was
the first horseless carriage. This working replica
was made by John Bentley of Batley in 1989.


National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
www.beaulieu.co.uk
Ford T model




Fact box
 Age of object       94 years old
 Importance          International (4)
 When collected      1976
 Condition           Excellent (4)
 Longest point       3730mm

Amazing fact: This was the first car to be mass
produced on assembly lines with completely
interchangeable parts. It is considered to be the
first affordable automobile.


National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
www.beaulieu.co.uk
Bluebird




Fact box
 Age of object      44 years old
 Importance         International (4)
 When collected     1981
 Condition          Excellent (4)
 Longest point      9140mm

Amazing fact: Donald Campbell set a new
World Land Speed Record of 403.10 mph
in Bluebird on 17 July 1964 at Lake Eyre in
South Australia. Bluebird cost £1,000,000
to make.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
www.beaulieu.co.uk

				
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