A couple of weeks ago I took a short trip to London, almost entirely to see the Cosmonauts exhibition at the Science Museum. Living in the UK, there is not much opportunity to see real actual space artefacts so I knew I had to go before I missed my chance. I went with Laura and my sister and we also had time to poke around the main space exhibit, which is where all these photos are from, since there was no Cosmonauts photography allowed. It had lots of fun models!
Almost everything was a replica, but they do have a Moon rock and the actual Apollo 10 command module so that was pretty thrilling.
I’m not going to write much about the Cosmonauts exhibition here because I already wrote loads about it on The List App – AMAZING THINGS I SAW AT THE COSMONAUTS EXHIBITION. It was really amazing though and well worth the trip.
There was also a pretty cool gift shop and while no-one was looking interested in buying me a replica Soyuz jacket (only £100!), I did make a few purchases. We all loved these notebooks by Studio Tartuensis, made from old Russian library books. I spent a while rummaging and I think I got the best one.
I also got a souvenir coin with Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, to put in my type drawer of tiny things. We even had a space cupcake in the cafe. It was in a tin and surprisingly not terrible.
Anyway, if you can make it to the Science Museum before March, I definitely recommend a visit. If not, the Cosmonauts blog is pretty amazing too with a Twitter tour and interviews with cosmonauts and astronauts.