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10) The Ragged School Museum: Gazunders, Canes, and Addictive Balls.


The Ragged School Museum. Back straight! Elbows off the table! And don’t step on the gazunder! Location: Copperfield Rd, Mile End, E3 4RR. Type of Museum: Local History/Social History. Admission times/prices: 10am to 5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 2pm and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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1) The Geffrye Museum: Shoreditch’s Time-Travelling Dollhouse.


Location: Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8EA. Type of Museum: Art and Design. Admission times/prices: 10am-5pm Tues-Sat, 12-5 Sun, closed Monday except some bank holidays. Free entry. Facilities: The usual restaurant and shop, a reading room, children’s events and adult workshops, … Continue reading

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