Museums in London

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Museums in London

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  • BertRJr
    Lawrenceville, NJ39 contributions
    Simply fascinating! A great view of history that makes you appreciate the city of London and it's history even more. Viewing the war rooms provide you with a great modern context to the massive history that London the the UK have to offer.

    We saw the war rooms after a WW2 walking tour provided by City Wonders UK. Our tour guide, Robert, was friendly and knowledgeable.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Cathy G
    13 contributions
    In July the museum was overcrowded, many were not wearing masks, groups of students were there adding to the chaos, and it felt a bit overwhelming after pandemic lockdown mentality.

    That said, the Raphael Exhibition was a once in a lifetime event and I am thankful to have been able to see it.

    Employees and volunteers were helpful and well informed.

    It was a bit of a maze to find everything and having seen it all I was feeling as if I had been overloaded with beauty and so saturated I needed time to process it.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • TheNeshMeister
    Frankfurt, Germany60 contributions
    This museum is very educational and the entry is free. The Egyptology department was very interesting and seeing the Rosetta Stone was the highlight of the trip.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • cookpias
    Los Angeles, CA1,708 contributions
    Such an interesting, eclectic collection. Some truly unique pieces and very well displayed and described, plus a great space.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • ndw78
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1,681 contributions
    As you walk up to the building it’s just amazing and as you walk in your immediately hit with history and the exhibitions. A fantastic day out for all with so much to see. It gets very busy in the holidays as you’d think it would but take your time as you’ll miss some beautiful exhibits. The cafe is extremely expensive though and not worth the money (sorry NHM) £3 for a small juice is just wrong! so definitely take your own drinks/food if you’re not willing to spend a fortune on refreshments
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Carol M
    Brora, UK10 contributions
    Really well organised from beginning to end, can’t fault the staff who were friendly, informative and helpful. Highly recommended for any football fan
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Steve M
    Perth, Australia241 contributions
    I absolutely loved the Wallace Collection after the chaos of the Natural History Museum earlier in the morning (wayyy too many children).

    Very peaceful, quiet and a lot bigger than I was expecting. I spent a good hour here just walking about and enjoying all the various pieces of art.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • PhilH_inVancouver
    Vancouver, WA71 contributions
    As a visitor from the USA, I found the IWM collection to be quite different than what I expected, based on my visits to American museums covering the same period/topic. Unlike the US museums I have visited which have large collections of tanks, aircraft, weapons, etc., the IWM featured select exhibits of artifacts with descriptions unique to the history of the items on display. It would have appealed to my interest in WW2 history to see, for example, a life size example of the "tunnel rats" of Tobruk with a description of their contribution to the campaign in North Africa. But, that's just me. On the whole, give yourself 2-3 hours to visit and study the unique collection and read the stories behind the exhibits.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Jay L
    Manchester England29 contributions
    well worth the visit, best bet for babies/small toddlers though they will need to be carried up the ladders/steps as they are very steep. You need to go top to bottom and stem to stern....... yes loads of ladders/steps but well worth it, gives you a great insight into World War 2 life at sea
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Kimberley B
    1 contribution
    Was looking for a trip out with our young children (ages 10, 5 & 6 months) that we hadn't done before and we came across the RAF Museum online. Was so surprised at how much they (and we) enjoyed the RAF Museum. There is so much there for them to watch, listen to, read, interact with and see the aircrafts inside & out. I liked that it isn't all cramed together, so walking around the hangers at your own pace and direction is so nice to have with the children, as sticking to a one way route can feel a bit much some times. We would visit again, and our children very excitedly told us that they would also return again some day.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • cookpias
    Los Angeles, CA1,708 contributions
    A wonderful collection. The Turner Collection is wonderful and the Rothko's, Henry Moores, and Impressionists alone make the trip worthwhile. The currently have a fabulous installation The Procession--exhuberent, colorful, and thought-provoking.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • shamrock_madison
    Bedford, UK169 contributions
    Book your free tickets online.
    Clearly signposted from the barbican tube station.
    I will need to go back because it was so much bigger than we thought it would be.
    It starts upstairs in the ice age then goes through Roman times and plague, fire , Victorian and present day plus everything in between.
    Something for all ages.
    Don't forget to leave a small donation to keep this great museum going.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, NY1,006 contributions
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as paintings. His rondo work was exquisite. Plan on staying at least 90 minutes to two hours. It was absolutely tremendous.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Ricky L
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
    It’s a low key building hiding behind the St Pancreas Station and you don’t really see banners outside asking visitors to go inside. Actually is open door to everyone. The Library has two part, a large open part with open and indoor space for everyone, good Wifi connection, ample Reading chairs and desks plus a numbers of cafes. The books collection are the inside part which you need to apply for a readers card which is not that complicated.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Lynn H
    Sydney, Australia126 contributions
    Wonderful tour of the AELTC, very interesting and great to get up close & personal with the trophies and tour the inner sanctum. Our guide was very knowledgable and made our day great.
    Written 11 August 2022
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