Specialty Museums in London

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Specialty Museums in London

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  • Serhan A
    Istanbul, Turkey105 contributions
    There is no admission fee like all other museums in London. It is not as big as NY Metropolitan but it hosts a great deal of ancient history of the world.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • Sara K
    3 contributions
    This was on my bucket list for a very long time and as an Arsenal fan my expectations were really high - but it was even better than I expected. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. I had a great time and I recommend this tour. The prices are reasonable and the fan shop has a lot of things to buy to remember this day.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Rahul Sonawane
    8 contributions
    It was nice experience. Although I did not get to see the main court but court one was nice too. The shopping was good the washrooms were clean. There is nothing much to do here but it was worth £13
    Written November 29, 2021
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  • nigel r
    Colchester, UK247 contributions
    Day trip with primary children so well looked after with staff going above and beyond to make the experience come to life with fun activities and a great tour even though we had not booked the tour. If you have all day as we did it is really worth doing all 3 attractions, Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum and Observatory all with excellent guides.
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Bhageera S
    43 contributions
    Fabulous solo trip finding out about the docklands and how it has changed the scene of the east end. Best to go during the week day as quiet , a small group of school kids were there but plenty of space to enjoy. Always start from the top and work down!
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Henry R
    London, UK25 contributions
    Fantastic museum - modern and well put together. Just the right size. Train is an amazing, unique experience - can’t believe I waited this long to visit!
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Easy Bee
    Manchester, UK29 contributions
    We didn't even know this museum existed until we spotted it on google maps. Tucked away it could be easy to miss but so glad we took the opportunity to seek it out. Admission is £12:50 and this gives you acces to wander around the first house that Dickens rented in London as his fame was beginning to grow. Spread over five floors including the basement it is crammed with original artefacts used by the family as well as original letters and notes made by the great man himself. There is a lift to all the floors excluding the nursery if you find stairs difficult to manage. Each room is set up to recreate how the house would have looked when it was lived in by the Dicken's family. The tour guides on each floor were really knowledgeable and welcomed any questions. There is also a free audio guide that you can download onto your phone. We didn't pre book we just turned up on the day and got our tickets, it wasnt busy at all. At the end of your walk around the house there is a small cafe and a gift shop. Well worth the visit.

    Written May 24, 2022
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  • flight66612
    Cardiff, UK24 contributions
    This was our first visit to the 'Home of Cricket'. The tour was very well organised and informative and the tour guide was excellent. Some of the highlights were visiting the Long Room and the dressing rooms; seeing the honours boards' up close; visiting the Media Centre and sitting as close to the pitch as is possible without upsetting the grounds staff ! We went for the cream tea at the Lord's Tavern which was a lovely way to round off a fabulous afternoon.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • highlandbeachflorida
    Highland Beach, FL1,715 contributions
    Good museum for all ages with several large rooms offering hundreds of artefacts and collections of maritime articles. There are various exhibits detailing Britain’s naval history. Also includes areas with activities for children .
    Written March 25, 2022
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  • Wayne b
    Worcester, UK127 contributions
    Visited this small but excellent museum tucked away on the south bank. Good fun with lots of information and some excellent life sized diorama's to keep the kids interested. There is some reasonable graphic descriptions of torture devices so beware if you are of a nervous disposition. Reasonable value and good fun.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Gypsy008
    Bridport, UK401 contributions
    This is not just a display of old buses but a history of how transport in London has evolved in the past couple of centuries. Interesting facts e.g Thames watermen, families evicted to make way for tunnels and Windrush stories. Some of the interactive stuff wasn't working but as we were adults, it didn't matter too much. I do wonder whether it would be better to mix up the displays on all floors so the displays with lots of reading are mixed with more interactive stuff.
    Great little cafe with good people watching out over Covent Garden. The shop is good but quite pricey.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,116 contributions
    This is a really interesting free museum. Most of the exhibitions I have been to have been really interesting and you learn a lot. Well laid out and easy to understand. Some exhibitions are permanent but others change. They also do talks and workshops. Check online. With the ongoing pandemic, these are not as frequent but I am sure they will schedule more as things improve. There are a few floors. The museum always has a nice atmosphere. Never too busy so you can enjoy the exhibitions. Thursday they open late till 20:00. The library is also nice. There is a café as you enter the museum. I don't think the shop nor the restaurant were open from what I could see, but check as I may be wrong. Despite government guidelines changing, the museum does request that you wear a face covering unless exempt and to help with social distancing they have printed mini booklets to avoid people gathering at information boards which is also useful. Very clean. Staff are always pleasant and friendly.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Gizbab
    Bethesda, MD238 contributions
    A fantastic array of specimens presented in this collection. Definitely a shout out to the past when such displays showed what we know about animals - and is our basis to what we currently know. The room isn’t very large, but you’ll spend an hour easily just looking at what’s there. If you love biology or zoology, this is a place in your to visit list. Entrance is free. Enjoy!
    Written May 27, 2022
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  • Bob O
    London29 contributions
    Step back 1800 years with this marvellously curated site in the basement of the Bloomberg Building. Interesting experience of an ancient slice of life in Roman London. Well organised. Good information, Excellent Covid cleaning procedures in place. Staff friendly, engaged and informed
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • jiboulden
    Faversham, UK74 contributions
    It’s a wonderful small museum just off New Bond St and Regent St. I’ve been meaning to go once they successfully merged the two homes of famous musicians. It’s well worth an hour an we can’t wait for the reopening in 2023. Treat both homes equally and you’ll learn so much. We did!
    Written September 15, 2021
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