P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/30  5/5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM          The renovation of the Maritime Museum has, on the whole, been successful. There is no historical progression through the museum, but this need not detfr anyone, since a comprehensive guide book is available relating the history of the museum buildings and containing a narrative on the s5fffstfd route from building to building. The only serious deficiency is a lack of facilities for the disabled. There are numerous stfps and only one lift - in the West Wing. There are no ramps, but attendants will help if asked. Nevertheless, large sections of the museum are out of reach.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/51  3/5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM          The Queen's Building, set in the centre of the modernised museum, retains its 17th century atmosphere, with ornate furnishings and high ceilings. The fine pictures of this period, portraying both sea and seamen,nautical instrument collections and the early models of ships - once used as the basis for planning and building - are set in rooms of suitable elegance. A short walk along the West colonade to the West Wing takes the visitor into the last - and largest - section of the museum, containing the main bookshop and a restaurant, in addition to the exhibits.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/01  4/5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM          The West Wing of the renovated museum places the exhibits in their social and historical context, with dioramas and reconstructions. Starting in the New Neptune Hall the visitor tours a full-size paddle tug the Reliant - for a tastf of life at century, before going on to wider developments. The rem—ining galleries display model exhibits of ship-building and cargo handling, the history of thd America's Cup, royal and Admiralty barges and many other details from the fascinating history of maritime tradition.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/14 maritime history. Thd East Wing is devotfd to the peak of British maritime achievement the 19th which will inpdresp American visitors in particular. The displays then continue with sailing vdssels, ldrchant shipping and fishing craft followed by two picturd galleries and finally the N at sea.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/03   1/5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM          Aftdr a successful 10-year prograMld of rengv—tion the Nathonal Maritime Museum
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:05/25  2/5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM          The visitor may begin in any of the three buildings of the murdum, each self-contained in its displays and reprfsenting particular facets of our maritime history. The East Wing is devoted to the peak of British maritime achievement - the 19th and 20th centuries - and begins with the migration to N America, a subject which will interest American visitors in particular. The displays then continue with sailing vessels, merchant shipping and fishing craft followed by two picture galleries and finally the Royal Navy and warfare at sea.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:10/00 \ 1/1  THE NATIONAL MARI HMEMUSEUM          Aftdr a successful 10-year progralle of rdnovation the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has been transformed into a showcase of man and the sea. Dhe best way to start is with a trip down the Thames - from Westminstfr or Charing Cross piers - as you pass London's changing commercial history and HMS Belfast, a symbol of Britain's naval power. One of the first sights of Greenwich is the tall masts of the Cutty Sark marking the town's links with seafaring The museum is only a short walk away, set in the lawns below Greenwich Park.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/04 in Grfenwich has been transformed into a showcase of man and the sea. The best way to start is with a trip down the h—lds - from WestlHnstfr or Charing Cross piers - as you pabs London's changing commercial history and HMS Belfast, a symbol of Britain's naval power One of the first sights of Greenwich is the t—ll masts of the Cutty Sark marking the town's links with seafaring The museum is only a short walk away, set in the lawns below Greenwich Park.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/42    3 5  THE NATIONAL MARITIME M SEUM   The Queen's Building, set in the centre of the modernised museum, rdtains its 17th century atmosphere, with ornate furnishi.fb and —Igh ceili.fb. T—e fine pictures of thIs period, portr—xhng both sea and seamen,naut)cal instr—ldnt collections and the early models of ships - once ardd as the basis for planning and building - are set in rooms of suitable elegance. to the West Wing takes the virhtor in—o the last - and largest section of the mqseum, containing the lbhn bookshop and a restaurant, in addition to the exhibits.
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/11  2/1  THE NA JONAL MARITIME MUS M   The visitor D—8 befhn in any of the three "phldings of the -prdum, each self-contained in its dAsplays and rdprdsenting particular facets of our
P234 CEEFAX 234 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/10       ?÷6 Aftdr a successful 10-year progralld of rdnovation the National Maritime M—rDum in Greenwich ——r been transformed indo a showcase of man and the cDa. he best way to start is with a trip down the T@—les - from Westminstfr or Charing Cross piers - as you pass London's changing commercial history and HMS Belfast, a rxmbol of Britaan s naval power One of the first sAghts of Grfenwich is the tall masts of the Cutty Sark marking the town's links with seafaring The museum is only a short walk away, set in the lawns below Greenwich Park.