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  • Keith Jones
    5 contributions
    My 3 children cannot get enough of the British Museum. We visited 5 times in a months and we still had a lot more rooms to discover. Great day out for the family.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Cassie M
    St Austell, UK22 contributions
    I bought tickets for my partners 30th Birthday and he absolutely loved it.
    The whole experience was great from start to finish.
    Staff members were friendly and helpful.
    The merchandise on offer was brilliant, picked up the pink 3rd kit and a little glass tumbler set.
    I’m not a Arsenal fan but I learnt so much.
    We will definitely be back for a game day.
    Incredible overall!
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • prabala2018
    7 contributions
    It was an excellent tour. Alfi our Guide - pardon my spelling was amazing and made the tour even more interesting. The museum is very well designed as well and the cherry on the cake is the gift shop there which is stocked with some amazing options and souvenirs.
    This is a must visit if you’re in England and a fan of Tennis.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Tony B
    Plymouth, UK140 contributions
    Had a short trip to London staying in the Greenwich area. We didn't go into the exhibit but you can get really good pictures of the ship
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Pat W
    4 contributions
    This is absolutely a hidden gem that you will thank yourself for visiting! It is a beautifully designed museum exploring the history of the docklands and is engaging, well-presented, informative, interesting and full of a variety of multi-media presentation methods that will appeal to everyone. The staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful and the exhibits were super easy to navigate. Add some extra fun by taking the Uber Thames Clipper to Canary Wharf and then walking around the area either before or after visiting the museum. You will be so thankful you made this trip because this museum is a delight. And it's free!
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • Neil M
    North Yorkshire, UK4 contributions
    This museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in the mechanics of how the post travelled around London before Email arrived on the scene.
    We booked tickets online which was very easily done.It's not the easiest place to find as currently there is a lot of building work occurring and the area it is in looks more like a building site than a museum but we soon located the entrance and were met by most helpful staff who explained the best way to see all the exhibits and importantly the mailrail ride itself.
    The queue for the ride was slightly disorganised and booked times went out the window slightly but the helpful staff had no problems organising the trip on the train and while waiting there are exhibits to see in the hall the mailrail train is located in.
    The train ride is definitely the highlight of the visit!It looks tiny but there is plenty of room in each carriage.The trip and the information presented is excellent and the ride was definitely over too soon!
    After the ride you are directed over the road to the museum where they have a large collection of post related exhibits so you can trace how it all works from stagecoach times to the present day.It was all very absorbing with some interactive exhibits as well.
    The gift shop is well stocked and reasonably priced.I cannot comment on the cafe as we didn't try it but the area at the front of the museum is set out with tables and chairs to enjoy your food on a sunny day.
    To sum up,definitely a worthwhile visit.Not overpriced for what you get in my opinion.Helpful staff on hand and I certainly learnt things about the postal service that I didn't know previously.I would certainly recommend a visit.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Barbara S
    Krakow, Poland1,621 contributions
    We booked a housemaid tour, which was amazing. Very entertaining, high class "performance". Great stuff!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Alokmili77
    New Delhi, India587 contributions
    Wonderful tour guide was giving detailed information on every aspect may be Ganguly moment or India winning World Cup moments,nice to live every moment with seeing all records mentioned on boards
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • kenneth r f
    1 contribution
    yes,perhaps again if I have time - I`m sad that the James Bond part of it is no longer there....LOV London !!!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • jw1983
    Leicester, UK514 contributions
    This is one of the many Free to visit London museums and definitely worth a visit if in the area. There are three floors to the museum with many rooms on each floor with exhibits and areas from all different times and eras.
    The museum is on the edge of Greenwich park so well worth a walk around there too afterwards.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Natasha Wilshaw
    1 contribution
    Definitely value for money. Went with my cousin that I have not seen for 20 years. Part of the original prison wall is on the grounds. Gives you an idea of how horrific prisons used to be. Props you can try on and lots of interesting literature to read. Go inside one of the cells and get a free picture taken for downloading. I was with my girl cousin so we did have a laugh also. But so glad we went.
    Written 15 September 2022
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  • SAH4390
    Somerset202 contributions
    We enjoyed visiting the museum, the displays very good, well presented and informative, also the shop and cafe nice too

    The only downside to our visit is the fact their were rather a lot of noisy youngsters
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Brian T
    London, UK6,349 contributions
    I’m a great lover of museums that are a little bit different, a bit out of the ordinary, and those that contain a collection of unusual curiosities and bizarre objects. Hence I really enjoyed the museum section of the Wellcome Collection. Indeed, it often advertises itself as "the free destination for the incurably curious".

    It’s a relatively new addition to the London museum. It was founded les that 20 years ago, in 2007. Technically its both a Museum and a Library, though I only visited the Museum section. The basis of the collection comes from the extensive and enthusiastic traveller, Henry Wellcome, who amassed a huge collection of books, paintings and objects on the theme of historical development of medicine worldwide. Hence the overall theme of the collection is to explore ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art.

    The museum section appears to be over three exhibition spaces: a temporary exhibition space on the ground floor level, and two more permanent collection on the first floor. When I visited in July, the temporary exhibition was ‘Rooted Beings’. ‘Rooted Beings’ invites you to embark on a meditative reflection on the world of plants and fungi. The exhibition considers what we might learn from plant behaviour, and the impacts of colonial expeditions on the exploitation of natural resources and indigenous knowledges. It had interesting components, but in many respects I found it a bit disconnected and difficult to really engage with what the curator had in mind.

    However, I enjoyed the other exhibitions. The display of Wellcome’s collections of medical objects was seriously fascinating. It contains the likes of curiosities such as Napoleon’s toothbrush, 18th and 19th century sex aids and toys and a fabulous collection of old paintings on a medical theme; they are very graphic, almost shocking, and very enlightening! The other exhibition room was on the theme of ‘Being Human’. It was full of interactive stuff, a life-size model of the human body, and curious posters and moving objects. I found this collection highly fascinating, and visited this room a couple of times on my visit.

    I had no reason to visit the library. Apparently it is one of the world’s finest for the study of the social and cultural contexts of health. Among many other things, it contains a large number of rare medieval manuscripts, such as vividly illustrated almanacs, scrolls and practitioners’ manuals, relating to medicine and the body.

    The Wellcome Collection is free to visit. The museum galleries and the Reading Room are open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm. The Library is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 6pm and on Saturday, between 10am and 4pm.

    The museum and library complex is located at 183 Euston Road, London. Euston is the closest rail and underground station, though Euston Square is also only a short walk today.

    It’s a great places to visit, especially if you want something a bit different to the mainstream museums which abound in London.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Fiona X
    2 contributions
    I came here with my daughter who is doing biology A-level. We loved it. Wonderous detailed specimens to oggle at. A lovely chap was there to answer questions.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Teacake_Taster
    Chesterfield, UK968 contributions
    Booked tickets and turned up. Easy to find on Google and friendly staff. Fascinating Roman relics and interesting information. Roman ruins are Roman ruins however much smoke and noise you throw at them but it it was fun. It’s free as well so full marks to Bloomberg for helping preserve history accessibly. Better understood if you read and watch the info on the Mithraeum website (‘about’ section)before you go.
    Written 29 September 2022
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