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British Museum

British Museum
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The British Museum’s collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures mirrors the city of London’s global variety. In no other museum can the visitor see so clearly the history of what it is to be human.

The British Museum in Bloomsbury is open every day and offers a full and exciting exhibition and events programme.

Explore highlight objects from the British Museum by ancient, historical and living culture.

Explore highlight objects from the British Museum collection by historical, contemporary people from kings and mythical figures to artists.

Explore highlights from the British Museum collection by modern geographic location.

Explore highlights from the British Museum collection by the materials they’re made out of.

The nearest underground stations to the British Museum are:

Tottenham Court Road (300m)
Holborn (500m)
Russell Square (800m)
Goodge Street (800m)

Opening Times:

Monday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Friday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Science Museum

Science Museum
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The Science Museum as an institution has been in existence for about a century and a half. It has its origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851, held in Hyde Park in the huge glass building known as the Crystal Palace. The popularity of the exhibition ensured a large financial surplus, which its patron Prince Albert suggested should be used to found a number of educational establishments on the land available nearby. The first of these was the South Kensington Museum, opened in 1857 on land which is now part of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Science Museum’s collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical change since the eighteenth century.

The Science Museum has over 300,000 objects in its care, with particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700.

It has been uniquely placed to acquire objects recording the Industrial Revolution, and now holds unrivalled collections in this area. Medical artefacts from all periods and cultures also form an important part of its holdings.

Opening Times:

Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms
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Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London.

The war rooms became operational at the outset of war in 1939.

Step back in time and discover the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the ‘Cabinet War Rooms’ to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground Cabinet Room, he announced ‘This is the room from which I will direct the war’.

Also within the Churchill War Rooms, is the interactive Churchill Museum, dedicated to the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill. Explore the man behind the legend and learn how Churchill came to merit the iconic status he holds to this day.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 6.00pm

Handel House Museum

Handel House Museum
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Handel House was home to Handel from 1723 until 1759. It is here Handel composed many of his famous works, such as Messiah and Zadok the Priest. The Museum is a hidden between Oxford Street and Bond Street.

The Island History Trust

The Island History Trust
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Community history project dedicated to recording and preserving the history of the Isle of Dogs. Includes information about the organisation and their location.

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
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Offers publicly available collections of Masonic material in the world. Includes collection, catalogue, news, events and exhibitions.

The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum
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Describes its collection of automatic mechanical musical instruments; activities; volunteer opportunities; and links.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum  and Herb Garret
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Britain’s oldest surviving operating theatre. Provides history of the museum, details of its facilities, a virtual tour and mailing list.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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Dedicated to scientific research and scientific education since 1799. Includes history, details of events, schools programmes, membership and contact details.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum
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The Baker Street home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, maintained as described in the novels. Virtual tour of the museum, online souvenir shop and free membership to Sherlock Holmes International Society are provided.