Next stop Liverpool - city of music, football, a Spaceport, and a World War Two submarine carved into small pieces.
U-Boat Story, and Spaceport, Liverpool, 11:30am, Sunday 29th April 2018.
U-534 was sunk in 1945, and is one of only four such submarines preserved in the world. Now converted into a museum, there'll be the opportunity to learn of its history, see how it worked, and explore inside a genuine historical relic.
Then, a mere ferry-ride away, we'll visit Spaceport, an interactive museum of space, science, and more than a touch of sci-fi. We can experience the tropical night sky in the Observatory, learn of our own planet's formation, and there's the small matter of a garrison of Stormtroopers wandering around upstairs...
We'll meet at 11:30am, at Woodside Ferry Terminal.
I'll be wearing the Mensa logo on a black, baker's apron, so please look out for me - let my foolish appearance be for good reason.
Tickets for all aspects of the day will be available there:
Adults - £15
Children (5-15) - £9
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £41
This includes full acces to U-Boat Story, Spaceport, and ferries between - including a Mersey Cruise, which may provide an ideal lunch opportunity. There's a small cafe on board, or you can bring your own packed lunch if preferred.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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U-boat Story is situated at Woodside Ferry Terminal, Mersey Ferries, Woodside, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41 6DU. Leave M53 at Junction 1 signposted to All Docks (A5139), follow brown tourism signs and turn right at A554 roundabout, follow brown sign to Woodside; or via A41, follow signs to Birkenhead and then follow brown sign to Woodside.
Woodside Ferry Terminal has a pay and display car park (£1 per hour).
Coming soon to Family Mensa North West:
Sunday 27th May - Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Preston.
Sunday 10th June - Lancaster Castle Tour
Saturday 23rd June - Chester Zoo
Sunday 15th July - Eureka!, Halifax