While I urge everyone to visit and learn about the people and stories behind the conflicts of World War Two, I am conflicted because if you all go at once it will be a nightmare. This museum is not that large and that means it can get crowded, even on weekdays.
To be honest the over crowding is the most annoying thing, in the week there can be bunches of school kids who are marauding through the dark winding hallways without too much interest in the war of the exhibits, they really should be accompanied, guided and educated, not left to their own devices - while reading moving stories of war you dont need giggly teen girls arguing amongst themselves and pushing past you.
The aircraft hanging from the ceilings is cool, but it wasnt obvious how you could walk down the walkways around them and we ended up on a one way trip to the ground floor away from the exhibits, annoying.
The Last mission... this was a great story but the execution on the attraction was just too disney and meant we lost track of what was going on. You are allocated a station on entry and the plan is that you do some job on the sub to be part of the mission. The downside is that you spend so much time listening for you job and watching the panel in front of you that you miss what is going on, so much so that the guys running the show have to pull you away to see the torpedo swing back around etc. Sure in a sub you wouldnt see much outside thru the periscope etc, but burying our heads in a panel isnt a good way to tell this story.
We didnt want the movie, it was 48mins long and we didnt have time, but it has to be better than the sub.
All in all this museum is worth a visit but its not perfect and could be improved, I hope they take on board the criticisms raised here.