History Goes Underground

During our visit to Sydney last week, we stayed near Museum railway station – opened in 1926 and one of our favourite underground stations in Sydney.

The station’s name refers to the fact that is near the Australian Museum, but the station is itself a bit of a museum, with old wall tiles, signs and advertisements. A Ford for £173 ($346)? My, times have changed!

Medical Matters

We were walking past the Western Australian Medical Museum in Subiaco recently and went inside for a look. The museum had plenty of graphic reminders of how much medicine has improved during the past century.

We especially liked the early “lying in” room above and this collection of Flying Doctor memorabilia. The volunteer run museum is only open on Wednesdays and some Sundays, so check their website for details.