Monthly Archives: January 2011

8) Gunnersbury Park Museum: Perfect pots, pipes and Poles at the park.


Gunnersbury Park Museum. I went to this museum by accident, but man am I glad I did; it’s the most beautiful museum I’ve been to so far this year, and will probably remain one of the most beautiful settings. Location: … Continue reading

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7) Dennis Severs’ House: It stinks. This is a good thing.


Dennis Severs’ House. If you’ve ever seen a refitted room at a historical building and wished you could step over the velvet rope to take a seat amongst the splendour, then you’ll like it here. Location: 18 Folgate St, Spitalfields, … Continue reading

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6) The Museum in Docklands: Boats, bridges, and, um, a supermarket.


The Museum in Docklands. • Location: West India Quay, London E14 4AL. • Type of Museum: Local history with a big locale. • Admission times/prices: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, free. • Facilities: Shops, licensed bar and restaurant, free film showings, family events … Continue reading

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5) The Museum of Londinium, no, Londonwic, no, Lundenberg…


The Museum of London. Location: 150 London Wall, Moorgate, EC2Y 5HN Type of Museum: Local history. Admission times/prices:  Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, free. Facilities: Shop, 2 cafes, licensed bar and restaurant, lecture theatre, education centre. Transport: Tube from Barbican, St Paul’s or … Continue reading

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4) The Royal London Hospital Museum: Edith Cavell, The Elephant Man and Jack the Ripper.


The Royal London Hospital Museum. Location: Newark St, Whitechapel, E1 2AA. In the crypt of the redbrick St Peter’s church behind the main hospital. Type of Museum:  Medical. Admission times/prices:  Tues-Fri 10am-4.30pm, free (donation suggested). Facilities: Small shop. Transport:  Whitechapel … Continue reading

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3) The London Jewish Museum: Hands-on fun, with a gold one for the Torah.


The Jewish Museum, London. Location: Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden NW1 7NB. Type of Museum: History, Contemporary Culture. Admission times/prices:  Sunday-Thursday: 10am – 5pm, Friday: 10am – 2pm. Closed Saturday, as you’d expect.  Adults: £7, Concessions: £6, Child … Continue reading

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2) London Canal Museum: Great info, but not enough boats.


London Canal Museum Location:  12-13 New Wharf Road, Islington N1 9RT. Type of Museum: Transport. Admission times/prices: Tues-Sun (plus bank holiday Mondays) 10am to 4.30pm with late opening till 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month; Adult £3.00, Child … Continue reading

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