Bloomsbury Museums, Part 2, London

Bloomsbury Museums, Part 2, London

There are over 240 museums in London and they welcome about 42 million annual visitors nationwide. This wonderful tour will lead you to the most famous and significant museums of London Bloomsbury area, such as Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Wellcome Collection, The Crypt Gallery and others.
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Guide Name: Bloomsbury Museums, Part 2
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: Xena
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British Library

1) British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Crypt Gallery

2) The Crypt Gallery

Starting from 1822, the Crypt of St Pancras Church was used as the place for burials, and it still remains the final shelter of 557 people. This fact is highly respected by the administration of the gallery. The Crypt Gallery itself was established in 2002 and immediately became the place where the most developed contemporary minds from all over the world were exhibiting their woks. At present, this venue has a year-round programme of art exhibitions. Here can be seen provocative masterpieces,...   view more
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Wellcome Collection

3) Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is a museum at 183 Euston Road, London, displaying an unusual mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks exploring “ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art”. The Collection comprises three public exhibition spaces, an auditorium, events space, café and bookshop. The building is also the home of the Wellcome Library and The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. The Wellcome Trust was founded by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome...   view more
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Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy

4) Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy

The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy is a natural history museum that is part of University College London. It was established by Robert Edmond Grant in 1828 as a teaching collection of zoological specimens and material for dissection. On his death Grant left his own collection to the museum. In 1875 Edwin Ray Lankester added to the museum collection. After 1948 the museum was under the care of professional curators. The museum conserves around 67,000 specimens, many of which are...   view more
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

5) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums & Collections. The museum contains over 80,000 objects and ranks among some of the world's leading collections of Egyptian and Sudanese material. It ranks behind only the collections of the Cairo Museum, The British Museum and the Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin in number of items.

The museum was established as a teaching resource for the Department of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at...   view more
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Pollock's Toy Museum

6) Pollock's Toy Museum

Pollock’s Toy Museum, named after Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers, was started in 1956 in a single attic room at 44 Monmouth Street, near Covent Garden, where Pollock's Toy Theatres were also sold. As the enterprise flourished, other rooms were taken over for the museum and the ground floor became a toyshop. By 1969 the collection had outgrown the Monmouth Street premises and Pollock's Toy Museum moved to 1 Scala Street, with a museum shop on the...   view more
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Photographers' Gallery

7) Photographers' Gallery (must see)

The Photographers' Gallery was founded in London in 1971 and was the first independent gallery in Britain devoted entirely to photography. Exhibitions in the gallery have included one-person displays of work by André Kertész, Danny Treacy, Taryn Simon, Ori Gersht, Cuny Janssen, and David King. The Gallery hosts the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Originally based in Great Newport Street near Leicester Square, The Photographers' Gallery moved to Ramillies Street Soho, in...   view more
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Handel House Museum

8) Handel House Museum

The Handel House Museum is a museum in Mayfair, London dedicated to the life and works of the German born baroque composer George Frideric Handel, who made his home in London in 1712 and eventually became a British citizen in 1727. Handel was the first occupant of 25 Brook Street, which he rented from 1723 until his death there in 1759. Almost all his works after 1723, amongst them many of his best-known operas, oratorios and ceremonial music, were composed and partially rehearsed in the house,...   view more
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Travel Distance: 5.8 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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