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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
June 9, 2010
From journal The Plains in the Middle
July 12, 2002
Planes, trains, and automobiles - various methods of transportation can be seen here. There are a number of early cars, all in pristine condition. The flight area is very interesting. There are a lot of planes from the World War II era. You can also check out the restoration area, where restorers work on the planes that come to the museum.
The vehicles come from all time periods, from the early to modern.
One of the biggest items is a huge locomotive that you can climb up in. You can even toot the horn! Kids will love this one.
The best part of the museum might be the Snowbirds area. Moose Jaw's Canadian Forces Base is the home of the Canadian air force's aerobatic flying team and the museum chronicles the Snowbirds. It is set up like a hangar on the base. You can check out photos of old planes, climb into the cockpit of a plane and pretend that you are a pilot, and check out all kinds of memorabilia. The first female pilots to fly with the Snowbirds also have their pictures hanging in this area. Something which makes you pause to think is the memorial of the pilots who have been killed while performing or practicing, the most recent of which was in the late 1990's.
For an extra dollar paid at the time of admission, you can get a ride on the operating steam engine train outside the museum. The ride is a little bumpy but the kids will really enjoy this one!
There is a gift shop in the museum so for those who like to pick up souvenirs, this is a good place.
The museum holds special events through the year. Be sure to check out the website for details and special admission rates for these events. Group tours are allowed and get a better rate if you book ahead. There wasn't enough room above to include all the ticket prices so check out the website for more info.
My family took my host parents from Denmark to this museum. Finally something interesting for my host dad who served in the Danish military! It was a lot of fun.
From journal Moose Jaw - Al Capone's hideout