Speciality Museums in London

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Speciality Museums in London

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  • Mark B
    Norwich, UK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The antiquities of the world are represented here.
    Impressively long queue to get in but thankfully fast moving.
    Just too much to take in. I’d recommend making a short list of what departments you want to see or you’ll end up seeing nothing in an effort to see it all.
    The Rosetta Stone is the most viewed exhibit so that’s must.
    Staff were helpful.l
    Written 25 February 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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  • Rigel_800
    Stafford, UK52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Poppy
    Coltishall, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good use of money and entertainment. Amazing actors who interact with you, lots of stuff to learn, wish I went on the electric chair at the end 😔
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built in 1869 and the sole surviving tea clipper.

    At one time it was the fastest sailing vessel in the world.

    So glad it has been preserved.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Sean Chesko
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did a lot of the stadium tours on my trip to London and this was one of the best. The audio guide was good and the staff (who were great!) helped get me a new one when mine stopped working part way through. The facilities are incredible and cool to get photos with the shirts in the changing rooms. Even as a non-arsenal fan I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend to all.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Manuel Luís
    Funchal, Portugal1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tessa was very nice and made an excellent job showing us the museum, so my friends and I became more informed about the UK Naval history.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • EllieBelly2013
    Dagenham, UK64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent layout with lots of hands on things to do. The exhibition on the rag trade in the Eastend was very good, and was full of memories for my dad.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • jacmit
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the museum on Sunday and did the guided tour. What a fabulous experience. Great to see behind the scenes and our guide Bev was amazing- friendly, knowledgeable and open to answering any questions. 100% recommended!!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Curious23719756441
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum was full of information and the walking tour was excellent. Learned not only about Jack the Ripper, but also the Victorian era, Whitechapel and the origins of sayings like rule of thumb and on tenterhooks. Our guide Sam was very friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer lots of questions.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Sinead S
    County Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small and authentic museum. Wonderful to experience the house where Dickens lived. The best assets of this museum are the staff who are knowledgeable and passionate about the world of Charles Dickens. Their contributions to the experience are invaluable and create a really immersive experience
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Conor F
    London, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great museum the only downside is it’s extremely small and a tad expensive for the experience you get but all in all it’s a good little museum
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Hannah
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the team members were really friendly and the mail rail was a novel ride! The exhibition was educational and alluring (especially loved the uniforms through the ages); only wish the gift shop had more stamps, otherwise, their own unique ones were really fun.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Lindyla
    London, UK110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So where to start, if you like the unusual this is definitely the place to come to. From my point of view it's fantastic.. John hunter was a prolific collector of everything especially medical specimens so you will see animal and human specimens together it's very informative we spent the afternoon wandering around one of the best museums I've been to. Added bonus you can learn the animals Latin names. Located in the Royal College of Surgeons building. It's free to visit but you are advised to book tickets in advance. Give yourself a good few hours to go around it's small but lots to look at.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a very big museum, but interesting piece of London history. Wouldn’t recommend this for families with young children.
    Written 12 February 2024
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