Specialty Museums in London

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Specialty Museums in London

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  • LifeAquatc
    London, United Kingdom69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited recently for the Michaelangelo exhibition. It was small but beautifully orchestrated as per usual with the British Museum. Having a ticket for an exhibition also meant that we were able to skip the hour long queue to get in and also able to enjoy some of the other exhibits. Despite many of the exhibits being controversial due to the looted nature (the Parthenon marbles are the obvious example), it still remains the best in the world for looking at artefacts from around the world. Worth a visit as always.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Wanda Reckshun
    London, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see our friends and people we've never met here, slightly creepy but that's enjoyable too. Would recommend going with a keen photographer!
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Christian Z
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went because I heard good things about it from friends and since it was included in the London pass, I decided to give it a go.

    The first part was a well thought out glimpse into the history of the bridge from Roman to Victorian times. Though the sets are a bit worse for wear, it was fun and the actors did their best to bring their characters to life. Especially the barman at the end was really engaging and I would have stayed and listened to him a bit longer.

    Afterwards the scary part of the experience begins, within a haunted house style walking attraction. As there are several real people in there to frighten you, expect a number of jump scares. You walk through different classic horror themed areas which give off a bit of a ghost train vibe adding to the experience. Some scares are really unexpected and if you go there with younger children you might want to opt for their guardian angel option.

    All in all a fun, scary experience.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Danni Laz
    Cambridge, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I remember coming here as a child and it scared the life out of me. All of the creepy models that were there now have seemed to have disappeared and replaced by more of an actor experience. It was still really good and immersive but I do like a bit of nostalgia they should bring a good section of these back.
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • Thomas F
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came down from North Yorkshire for my mums birthday to revisit the stadium and museum!

    Don’t usually leave reviews however the young man in the museum I didn’t get his name was so charismatic and helpful! At one point asking us to ask him questions about the museum!

    A really enjoyable visit and a must for any gooner especially when it’s £30 for the stadium tour and the museum and £10 only for the museum!!
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • Karen C
    Shillington, UK282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a lot to see. Displays spread over many rooms with information boards giving detailed information about exhibits. Not at all crowded when we visited which enabled us to wander around at our own pace and unhurried.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • hilary d
    London, UK765 contributions
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    We visited the Museum of London Docklands on Sunday 9th June 2024,and booked tickets for the fashion city exhibition,very interesting,looking at the history of Jewish fashion designers in the 20th century.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Eileen R
    Leeds, UK184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the Cutty Sark yesterday, taking our grandson to Toddler Time. A nice friendly lady showed the children some aspects of the ship and what the crew would have eaten and then finished off by reading them a story, After Toddler time we had the opportunity to fully tour the ship which seems to be much bigger on the inside than how it appears from the outside. Toddlers were free and the accompanying adults were only charged £5 which made it excellent value.
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • Tim
    Detroit, MI1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum was well done with actual artifacts and intrigue. We also took the walking tour, and learned a lot about how terrible both the murders and the general area were at the time. Sam was a good guide, and took us down the alleys where it all happened.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • CorBlimeyGuvnor69
    Gravesend, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My eldest daughter and I visited the museum back in April after having a cheeky Nando’s first. We spent a good two hours in there and the time flew by, it is an amazing piece of history, the collections are truly incredible. 100% worth a visit and it was free entry.
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • TheNeshMeister
    Frankfurt, Germany101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great museum to visit in Central London. Around 10 minutes walk from Russell Square station, this museum shows interesting artifacts from the life of Charles Dickens. It is also the location at which he wrote some of his famous stories. The Artful Dodger Tearoom is a lovely opportunity to sit in the garden behind the house, while enjoying a drink and a snack. For anyone who is interested in English literature, this is definitely a place worth visiting.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The first part of the visit is an approximately 15-minute ride on the postal train which is a narrated journey with videos through the history of the postal train with stops at, for example, the engineering area. Although you book a timed slot for you journey on mail rail it is not a guaranteed start time, arrive early and you may ride early. Once the train ride is over there is a small museum area about the train. You then cross the road to the actual postal museum which covers the history of the postal service from its creation to date. The museum is well laid out and very informative.
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • anastasiakemer
    Cambridge, UK197 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an awesome experience that showcases a great deal of the historical transformation of London's transport systems. I loved being able to see the older models of carriages, train cars, and other vehicles. I would recommend this as a family activity - your children of all ages will definitely have a positive experience. The staff on site were also patient and helpful. The only drawback was that the tickets were pretty expensive - it cost us nearly 50 quid for two adults.
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • W JAM
    Cambridge, UK118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to this as wanted something interesting to do for an hour before a show and this was a really lovely museum. It is very well themed and the exhibits were well maintained. Lots of information to read but it was generally interesting and I learnt a few bits. There are pieces that can be touched and held which helps the story. My only downside would be sometimes the info boards order didn't quite make sense but that won't put me off bringing the missus when in the area.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • QueenslandTommy
    Burpengary, Australia1,603 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice museum to spend 1 hour understanding the history of the bank of England , you can download a audio guide or the guide on your phone , some good information, interactive items for both young & old. A couple of video presentation with seating and the highlight of lifting the 13 kilo gold bar. The gift shop has a good variety of gifts, the staff are pleasant and the museum is worth a visit
    Written April 15, 2024
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