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  • Robert M
    Austin, TX510 contributions
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    Get tickets to the Life in the Roman Army exhibit!! I wrote a term paper on the Roman Army over 40 years ago (feels like it was closer to when they were actually around!). In the decades since, I've been a closet fan. This was the first time I got to see this exquisite of a collection of authentic equipment. The exhibits were well thought thru and highly recommended. By the time we got finished and went into the museum proper, we were shocked by the transformation from well managed flow to insane crowds. After less than an hour of finishing the show, we were gone. Couldn't handle the hordes. If you have the time, and the patience, this is a phenomenal museum full of priceless art & artifacts.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,051 contributions
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    I have been coming to London for very many decades but never took the time to come and explore the National Gallery. Finally, I had a spare Sunday , so took the chance to correct this sad omission on my part. The Sunday in question was the one when the Chinese New Year was being celebrated in early February. I was a bit put of by the longish queue waiting to get in to this marvelous building. But I didn't need to worry. The queue moved quickly and, having passed airport style security, I was in! And then it hit me. What a place! Where to start? I decided to simply wander around hoping to see works from Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Van Gogh to name but just a few. I wasn't to be disappointed.

    This place is huge and swallowed up all the people visiting it. I had no problems in simply sitting in front of some of my favourites and contemplating on the artistic marvels of talented people gone many centuries ago.

    I could have stayed longer - possibly enjoying a cup of tea and cakes in the cafeteria but I had to move on and out. But I'll be back later in the year - hopefully with a better plan on what to see.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,489 contributions
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    My favourite museum in the world.

    My wife and I spent three hours in here doing our own thing given we have different areas of interest. We could probably spend another three hours there to get complete coverage.

    Something for everyone. Lots of photo ops.

    And it's all free.

    Highly recommended for those who like decorative arts, and history.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Cathas
    Earls Colne, UK35 contributions
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    We had a good time at the museum but my one big bit of advice is don’t take children that are too young or just take them to the dinosaur bit and don’t expect them to go to the rest of it. This time ours are aged 12 and 9 and even then they lose interest after a few hours.

    I would also suggest taking your own food in and heading to the picnic area as the food we got in one of the restaurants was awful! The kids rolls were hard with hardly any butter the quiche was cold and tasteless and the wedges were cold too and it set us back £40.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Marie
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    We enjoyed our time greatly at the Churchill war rooms. The audio guide was a little confusing to figure out when we got into the museum part, but once we got back into the bunkers it worked great. Lots of interesting history about this time period and Churchill himself. I would recommend reading the book “The Splendid and the Vile” before going as it gives a lot of background to this place.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • shazbatzannie
    Bakewell, UK562 contributions
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    We spent a whopping 6 hours in here with my 17 yr old son. Thankfully there are plenty of benches and places to sit & watch videos etc and a cafe (very busy & rather expensive).
    The exhibitions are split up into eras & spread over 5 floors and all are presented very well. A mixture of reading, objects and interactive displays.
    Even if you aren’t a huge war history fan it is still worth a visit as it is free entry and you will learn something!
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Lin
    London, UK21 contributions
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    Nestled discreetly amidst the labyrinthine streets of Marylebone, the Wallace Collection stands as a testament and hallowed sanctuary to refined elegance and cultural enrichment. From the outset, the museum cultivated an ambience steeped in historical grandeur, through its imposing façade and its palatial environs that painted a bygone epoch characterised by aristocratic extravagance and refined sensibilities. The collection itself is a breathtaking embodiment of artistic eclecticism, spanning the resplendent canvases of the baroque and rococo art as well as the intricately crafted armour displays of medieval-era knights. Each gallery exuded a palpable aura of reverence for the aesthetic sublime that contributed to the museum's presentation of an odyssey through the annals of human creativity. An underrated cultural mecca.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Rigel_800
    Stafford, UK52 contributions
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    We took our grandchildren here as a Christmas treat and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They loved being photographed with some of their favourite characters, especially in the Marvel and Star Wats zones. At the beginning of the walk through we found it difficult because the displays didn’t seem to have names and we aren’t into ‘celebrity’ but as you walk through there are clear plaques and information boards. We avoided the horror section as two of our group were quite young but they did enjoy the black cab ride through history. Overall, it’s great attraction for kids.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Christian Z
    4 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 22 September 2023
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  • EilSat
    Methuen, MA339 contributions
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    We brought my nearly two year old grandson to this museum. It is a well laid out museum with old planes and exhibits depicting the history of the RAF. It is educational for children with many interactive exhibits. There is a large plane that visitors can walk through. Recommend at least 2 hours
    Written 15 April 2024
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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 11 March 2024
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  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,246 contributions
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    The Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the British Library displays many historical treasures.

    There are original works of great writers, poets, musicians and artists, as well as precious manuscripts, original printed works and rare books.

    It was so exciting to see Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks and the Beatles’ drafts.

    I lingered in the gallery for a long time.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, UK1,425 contributions
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    4 star purely on the exhibition of zimingzhong . It’s a pay what you can system to book and was fabulous . We had no expectations and were blown away . So intricate and beautiful. The rest of the museum was very chaotic with lots of bored children running about .
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Amy
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a woman in her 30s who came to visit solo this experience exceeded my expectations. The volunteers on board were of huge help, very knowledgeable and so friendly. The ship was huge with so much to see and do onboard (yes I got lost more than once!) and I loved the fact that it was still relatively in the historic state as when in working order - this really immersed you into what life would of been like aboard when the ship was in working order. What a fantastic visit and piece of history.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Thomisa
    London, UK197 contributions
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    Visited yesterday with our two teens. All enjoyed the free exhibitions. Some really interesting works of art. Perhaps the info could be a bit bigger, making it easier to read when it’s busy.

    Food, as you can imagine, was extortionate, although I suppose nothing unusual for a tourist place in central London.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 8 April 2024
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