A night at the museum

Over the course of three evenings last week, our team faced the rather large task of preparing, lowering and moving the 15m long V2 rocket that has towered over our Large Exhibits Gallery since 1989.

See more photos of the move.

Two members of the team make the final adjustments before the V2 is lowered to the ground

Two members of the team make the final adjustments to the tip of the V2 from a crane before large object is lowered to the ground.

The V2 rocket  without fins suspended over the Large Exhibits Gallery

The crane lifts the V2 so that it is suspended in the air before the team begins to lower it to the ground.

The V2 being lowered to the ground by the team.

The V2 is lowered to the ground by the team.

The V2 being lowered into a purpose-built cradle before it is prepared for transport.

The V2 being lowered into a purpose-built cradle before it is prepared for transport to IWM Duxford.

 

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