5 hours ago
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Melbourne Cup Day at the Museum
The best place to be on Cup day (with the possible exception of Flemington) is the Museum! They run kids' activities in the Australia Gallery, near Phar Lap, and show the race on a big screen. We go every year, and have a great time.
The boys decorated hats with streamers, straws and feathers; I got to sit on the Moon seat outside the "cinema" (which was showing fabulous newsreels from the 1920s to the 1940s); and then there's the gorgeous gardens outside.