Residents from Castlebar Care Home enjoyed an insightful trip to the Royal Air Force Museum in London. The day trip had been planned for a while and the group had been looking forward to it with anticipation! Following a renovation last summer, the museum now includes five new buildings, as well as a new cafe. Visiting the museum was quite an experience for the residents as there are some amazing exhibit’s, including a lot of memorabilia and a variety WWI aircraft on display. The group enjoyed reading up on the history behind these historic items during their walk around the museum.
Towards the end of their visit, some of the residents explored the gift shop and picked out some some post cards to take back home. Residents also toured a model of an operations room from World War II, which played a crucial role in the battle of Britain. Trips like this are always popular as they give residents an opportunity to socialise and look back at days gone by.
Everyone really enjoyed the trip, asking questions and chatting away to staff members at the museum. Some of them took a trip back in time by watching the film clips and learning about some of the fascinating stories of the RAF. They also learned a lot about the women that were in service during wartime. Overall, the group had a fantastic day and the residents strongly requested that they would like to return later in the year.