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Campania’s latest trip took them to Swansea Museum. Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales, and an interesting treasure house of Swansea’s past history.
Inside the museum Campania saw a fossilised Plesiosaurs, walked through a simulated trench from world war 1 and explored lots of different artifacts from that era. The most exciting bit was the mummy. It was preserved in a pressurised glass case and over a thousand years old!
It was a WOW moment! [Chunu, Support Worker]
Resident, John Griffith, joked that he may have found a long lost ancestor; a famous doctor from Swansea named Griffith John, who did some pioneering research.
Overall it was a great day enjoyed by everyone. Everyone agreed that, for a small museum, it has some amazing things! [Chunu]
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Campania residents enjoyed a great day out at The Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the Royal Navy In the Air. The museum consists of four exhibition halls, more than 90 aircraft, over 2 million records and 30 thousand artifacts, therefore making it Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum.
They saw airplanes and helicopters from various different times in history. Residents entered a simulated aircraft carrier walk through, where they learnt about how an aircraft carrier runs and functions.
Most of all their highlight was the Concorde,
What an amazing piece of engineering in history.
The Concorde suprised everyone with how small and narrow it was. While the cockpit was even smaller, which provoked laughter and joking about how small the pilots must’ve been.
The Historic day was ended with a visit to the gift shop and a lovely hot drink before heading back.
Campania enjoy their weekly Bingo game with afternoon tea and biscuits…
Campania have at least five games every Monday. This week Desmond, resident, won two games and picked some men’s toiletries for his prize. Residents Carol and Lynn also won a game each so they also picked shower gels and deodorant for their prizes…
Vane Hill took a mini break to North Wales. Residents stayed in a caravan and spent an exciting day at King Arthur’s Labyrinth.
King Arthur’s Labyrinth is an underground attraction set inside an ancient Welsh Slate mine. Exploring the underground caverns and tunnels, while listening to tales of dragons, giants, violent battles and of course the legendary King Arthur.
Finally an underground boat ride, where thankfully they escaped the dragon’s clutches! …
Vane hill visited Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre at Lifton (April 2017), Devon. Dingles is an indoor attraction that is home to the national fairground collection. Therefore a unique venue, designed to transport visitors to a bygone age.
Residents and staff explored the working and static fairground exhibits, vintage vehicles and machinery and artwork displays…