Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 2

For part one see here

Having gone down the Irish street we entered the docking area to the ship that would take us to the American side:

DSC_0351

And yes, that is my husband carrying my hand bag.  He carried it so I could take photos.  It takes a very confident man to carry a woman’s bag and wear pink crocs (not allowed to show that picture!).  Thanks sweetheart!

We went to get our tickets:

The ticket office
The ticket office
Inside the ticket office
Inside the ticket office

And then boarded the ship:

The outside of the ship
The outside of the ship
Boarding it
Boarding it

Aboard the ship we were able to look at the sleeping arrangements:

The bunks which lined the entire lower deck
The bunks which lined the entire lower deck
And a close up of an individual bed.  I'm thinking not very, very comfortable.
And a close up of an individual bed. I’m thinking not very, very comfortable.  Also I’m 5 foot 9 and I know my feet would stick out quite a considerable distance.  I guess the average traveller was much shorter back in the 1800’s

We saw the food preparation area:

DSC_0355

We went upstairs to the top deck via some very steep steps:

The front of the ship
The front of the ship
The middle of the ship where a man stocks the fire
The middle of the ship where a man stokes the fire
And the back of the ship
And the back of the ship
The chickens kept in a cage for eggs and meat
The chickens kept in a cage for eggs and meat

And finally we left the ship to enter America:

DSC_0363

I’ll post on the American side tomorrow.

20 comments

    1. no excuses Sarah!! I hope angelicscalliwags also visited the Ulster Folk and transport museum as it is fantastic too 🙂

  1. What a great museum. Looks like y’all had a great time. The first time I read your blog, I knew we had much in common. Now, I know our husbands have a lot in common, also:) Have a wonderful day!

  2. hmmm…. I have a suspicion I would have knocked myself senseless OFTEN in those days. I am 1.78 m tall…. sorry… we don’t do inches and feet this side of the pond, but either way, I too would have struggled in those sleeping quarters! I would love to see that Museum… I have a deep love (read: obsession) of museums of all kind. 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s