Museums & Art Galleries London

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The British Museum - London
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The British Museum - London
The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures. Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history. Access to the collections is free. The British Museum was...
National Portrait Gallery
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National Portrait Gallery
Collection queries If you wish to provide us with more information about a particular portrait, sitter or artist or you specifically require information about portraits in our collection and cannot find your answers within the Search or Explore areas of the site.     archiveenquiry@npg.org.uk Enquiry services and Freedom of...
The Cartoon Museum - Russell Square
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The Cartoon Museum - Russell Square
On 23rd February 2006 London's first cartoon museum opened to the public. Situated at 35 Little Russell Street, a stone's throw from The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum exhibits the very finest examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day. OPENING TIMES ...
London Transport Museum - Covent Garden
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London Transport Museum - Covent Garden
Discover over 370,000 objects from drawings and signs to uniforms and vehicles Museum Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15) Friday 11:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15)   Adults £13:50; Concessions* £10
Petrie Museum of Egyptian
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian
The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period. Admission: Free admission but donations...
Grant Museum of Zoology
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Grant Museum of Zoology
The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 68,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Founded in 1828 as a teaching collection, the Museum is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct...
Ripleys Believe It or Not London - Piccadilly Circus
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Ripleys Believe It or Not London - Piccadilly Circus
At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London visitors can marvel at an unbelievable collection of jaw dropping artefacts from across the globe – many of which were collected by the ultimate explorer Robert Ripley himself. With over 700 astonishing exhibits, galleries and interactive experiences spanning across 6 floors,...
The National Gallery - Trafalgar Square
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The National Gallery - Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. Opening Hours Daily 10am-6pm Friday 10am-9pm (Closing commences 5 mins before time stated) Closed all day 1 January and 24-26 December. Room Closures Some areas of...
Wellcome Collection
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Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Collection is somewhere different to take the kids to expand their minds! There are a number of different collections around subjects such as ‘Life, Genes and You’, ‘Mind and Body’ and ‘Science and Art’ all presented in an interesting and interactive way. Displays to look out for include coloured...
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War - London
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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War - London
Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. The Churchill Museum uses cutting-edge technology and multimedia displays to bring the exciting...
The Household Cavalry Museum
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The Household Cavalry Museum
Audiovisual Tour The use of this is free of charge to visitors. It is available in 8 languages (including Chinese, Russian and Portuguese available from April 1st 2015). The touchscreen MP3 player outlines the Household Cavalry's history and achievements with soldiers describing what it is like to serve in the regiment today on ceremonial or...
London Canal Museum - Kings Cross
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London Canal Museum - Kings Cross
At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the people who lived and worked on the waterways, and the horses that pulled their boats. Peer down into the unique heritage of a huge Victorian ice well used to store ice imported from Norway...
London Film Museum - South Bank
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London Film Museum - South Bank
The London Film Museum is a unique interactive museum attraction right next to the London Eye, giving the visitor a fantastic look behind the scenes of some of the greatest films ever made. We are open every day except Christmas Day. Autumn/Winter...
Wellington Barracks
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Wellington Barracks
Welcome to the official website of The Guards Museum in London. The museum contains a wealth of information and artefacts relating to the five regiments of Foot Guards namely Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty’s Household Division and enjoy the...
St Paul's Cathedral
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St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Museum of London - Barbican
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Museum of London - Barbican
Discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Roman rule, and wonder at medieval London. Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm Last admission: 5.30pm Closed: 24 to 26 December
The Royal Mews - Buckingham Palace
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The Royal Mews - Buckingham Palace
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. You can visit the Royal Mews at your leisure using the complimentary audio tour, which lasts approximately 45...
Tate Britain - Millbank
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Tate Britain - Millbank
The home of British art from 1500 to the present day Millbank London SW1P 4RG 020 7887 8888 visiting.britain@tate.org.uk Entry is free except for major exibitions Open every day 10.00–18.00 Last admission to exhibitions 17.15 Open until 22.00 on the...
Tate Britain - Millbank
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Tate Britain - Millbank
Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present day. The show raises questions about ownership, authorship and how the value and meanings of these diverse objects have changed through history Entry is free except for major exhibitions Admission & opening times ...
London Fire Brigade Museum - Southwark
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London Fire Brigade Museum - Southwark
Explore our museum Come and visit the London Fire Brigade Museum. Explore the museum’s fire station, once part of the original Southwark fire station in the 1870s and home to a unique collection of historical fire engines. Learn about why the call of ‘beer-oh’ was so important for the pumping of fire engines in the...
Tate Modern - Bankside
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Tate Modern - Bankside
Tate Modern is the the UK's national gallery of international modern art. Located in St, Ives, Liverpool and London,. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art. Entry is free except for major exhibitions Open Sunday –...
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour - Bankside
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Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour - Bankside
Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London's most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses. Housed beneath the Globe Theatre, the Exhibition uses modern technology and traditional crafts to bring Shakespeare's world to life. Prices Adult: £12.50 Senior (60+):...

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Imperial War Museum - London
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Imperial War Museum - London
Visit Imperial War Museum London The wars of the twentieth century have affected each and every one of us in some way, and the Imperial War Museum is here to tell all our stories, covering all aspects of life in wartime. Admission: Free (Extra charges may apply for special exhibitions)   Opening Times: Open...
Tower of London - Tower Hill
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Tower of London - Tower Hill
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. In its time it has been a royal palace, a fortress, a prison, an armoury, a treasury and an astronomical observatory. As a result there is a lot to see, the...
The Victoria and Albert Museum - Kensington
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The Victoria and Albert Museum - Kensington
There's never been a better time to be involved with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's greatest museum of art and design. Over the next few years we are undergoing an exciting transformation. Our vision is to open up the Museum, making our beautiful building and world-class collections accessible and inspiring for everyone. We need you...
The Science Museum - Kensington
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The Science Museum - Kensington
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Open from 10.00 - 18.00 every day except 24 to 26 December. Last entry 17.15. We are...
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema - Kensington
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Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema - Kensington
See stunning science films in our huge IMAX cinema adult £10.00 child/concession £8.00 family (1 adult, 2 children) £20.00 family (2 adults, 2 children) £27.00 family (2 adults, 1 child) £21.00 members FREE
Britain at War - London Bridge
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Britain at War - London Bridge
The Second World War was the most turbulent and eventful period in the history of the 20th century. It affected the lives of millions of people all over the world, advanced technology and changed political boundaries and ideas of human behaviour. But what was it really like? How did it really feel to be a British citizen during the Second World...
Tower Bridge Exhibition
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
  Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level Walkways, and learn about how and why the Bridge was built. The Walkways boast special viewing windows...
Design Museum - Tower Hill
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Design Museum - Tower Hill
All family visitors to the the Design Museum get an Explore Design Museum Family Trail featuring The Thinkerer. With the help of The Thinkerer kids, and adults, can get the most from their visit to the museum. Opening Hours Daily 10am - 5.45pm Last admission at 5.15pm The Design Museum is open on all bank and national...
The National Army Museum - Chelsea
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The National Army Museum - Chelsea
Visit the National Army Museum and find out how Britain's past has helped to shape our present and our future. Discover the impact our Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, and see how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many. Admission: 2007 prices: FREE ENTRY   Opening Times: ...
Saatchi Gallery - Chelsea
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Saatchi Gallery - Chelsea
The Saatchi Gallery opened in Chelsea in October 2008. The Duke of York's HQ, Sloane Square, offers an ideal environment to view contemporary art, with very large well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The Gallery occupies the entire 70,000 sq ft building giving the gallery scope for a book shop, educational ...
Natural History Museum - London
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Natural History Museum - London
'Welcome to the Natural History Museum. We promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark buildings.' Dr Michael Dixon - Director Entry is free (there is a charge for temporary...
Museum of Childhood - Bethnal Green
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Museum of Childhood - Bethnal Green
V&A Museum of Childhood offers drop-in activities, workshops and hands-on displays for all ages. Admission: FREE to all   Opening Times: Open everyday. Closed 25,26 December and 1 January Open:10.00 Close:17.45
Museum of London Docklands - West India Quay
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Museum of London Docklands - West India Quay
From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, Museum of London Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. With archaeological finds, unusual objects, fascinating tours, films, and events, this is one of the capital’s real hidden gems. Admission: 2010 prices: Adult...
2012 Olympic Park Tour - Bromley-by-Bow
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2012 Olympic Park Tour - Bromley-by-Bow
The tour starts at Bromley by Bow underground station and finishes at Pudding Mill Lane station on the DLR. The route taken is mainly off the road, much of it along a tow path in the former industrial Lower Lea valley. Your guide will then lead you to a footpath which goes alongside the Olympic park perimeter fence. From here there are...
Horniman Museum - Forest Hill
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Horniman Museum - Forest Hill
Take a magical journey through rivers, seas and oceans in the Horniman’s highly acclaimed Aquarium. The museum has anthropology, natural history and musical instruments of about 350,000 objects. Also a large collection of stuffed animals and an aquarium noted for its unique layout. 16 acres (65,000 m2) of gardens which include a rose and...
National Maritime Museum - Greenwich
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National Maritime Museum - Greenwich
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) was formally established by Act of Parliament in 1934 and opened to the public by King George VI on 27 April 1937. It includes the 17th-century Queen's House and, from the 1950s, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. There is also a small museum at Cotehele Quay on the Tamar, Cornwall, with the NMM/National...
Planetarium & Royal Observatory - Greenwich
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Planetarium & Royal Observatory - Greenwich
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day and year. It is also home to London's only planetarium and features state-of-the-art HD projection technology, visualisations based on real scientific data and real astronomers., the...
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
The all-new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, located at the home of the Wimbledon Championships, is set to be the newest star of world tennis when the attraction is officially opened today by HRH The Duke of Kent, President of the All England Club and Patron of the Museum, after a multi-million pound transformation. The new Museum combines...
Royal Air Force Museum London - Hendon
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Royal Air Force Museum London - Hendon
Opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen and situated on the historic site of London Aerodrome at Hendon, our North London Museum is the only London attraction to house over 100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. With free admission plus free...
London Museum of Water and Steam
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London Museum of Water and Steam
In 1820 the Grand Junction Water Works Company (GJWWC) opened a new pumping station at Chelsea taking water from the Thames. Admission: Adult £11.50 Conc 60+ or Student £10 Child (5 to 15 years) £5 Family ticket 1 + 2 £16.50 Family ticket 2 + 2 £28   Opening Times: 11am to 4pm daily.
The Musical Museum
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The Musical Museum
The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players. Opening...
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre - Woolwich
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Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre - Woolwich
The Thames Barrier is one of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central London. That’s 1.25 million people, historic buildings including the Houses of Parliament, offices, power supplies, tube lines and hospitals to name a few. Visiting The Environment Agency...
Firepower The Royal
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Firepower The Royal
Hear personal stories of conflicts from Gunners who were there. Fighting Talk is an oral history project generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Admission: Adult £5.30 Concession £4.60 Child (5 to 15) £2.50 Children 4 and under free. Family £12.50   Opening Times: Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to...
Twickenham Stadium Tour and Museum
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Twickenham Stadium Tour and Museum
The World Rugby Museum and Stadium Tours The World Rugby Museum is the ultimate visitor experience for the world rugby enthusiast. Twickenham is the home of England rugby and also the World Rugby Museum, the finest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world. The Museum opened in 1996 and takes visitors through the...

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Brooklands Museum - Weybridge
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Brooklands Museum - Weybridge
Brooklands - the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. ...
London Bus Museum
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London Bus Museum
London Bus Museum not only covers the history of public transport over 100 years but also has a great collection of old buses, which still work! So polish up your Blakey impression and come and on down! The displays are arranged in a timeline, with buses ranging from the horse drawn bus from 1870 to those made in the 1970s. Each exhibit is...
Mill Green Museum & Mill
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Mill Green Museum & Mill
This local history museum for the Welwyn Hatfield District is housed in what was for centuries the home of the millers who worked in the adjoining watermill. The watermill is fully restored and operational. It probably stands on the site of one of four Hatfield mills listed in the Domesday Book. You can watch milling of organic flour every week...
Verulamium Museum
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Verulamium Museum
The Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain. Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside you will find: recreated Roman rooms hands-on Discovery Areas video presentations touch screen databases some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the...
North Weald Airfield and Museum
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North Weald Airfield and Museum
Welcome to The North Weald Airfield Museum Website. These pages will give you an insight into the history of this great airfield. The importance it played during wartime, the people involved, the planes etc. Accompanying the text are some great pictures that also tell their own stories.Below, the new Limited Edition North Weald Airfield...
Hertford Museum
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Hertford Museum
Hertford Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes in the district of East Hertfordshire for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors. Since 1903 Hertford Museum has been a much loved local museum, with fascinating objects that tell...
Essex Fire Museum
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Essex Fire Museum
Our Mission: To save and protect lives, property and the environment. With a patch covering 367,000 hectares and a population of more than 1.74 million, Essex is one of the largest County fire services in the UK. The County contains every conceivable risk - oil and gas terminals, a power station, two airports, docks, and arguably the country's...
Reigate Caves
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Reigate Caves
Reigate in Surrey is well known for its 'caves' which riddle the town centre although these are in fact old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain. It's a sad fact...

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Scotts Grotto
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Scotts Grotto
Scott's Grotto is a series of interconnected chambers, extending some 67ft into the chalk hillside. It is rumoured to have cost £10,000 and is thought to have taken 30 years to complete. The chambers and tunnels are lined with shells, flints and pieces of coloured glass, some donated by friends. On top of the hill above the tunnels there is...
Museum of Eton Life
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Museum of Eton Life
The Museum of Eton Life is 1 of 2 museums within Eton College. The Museum of Eton Life tells the story of the foundation of Eton College in 1440 and provides a glimpse into the world of the Eton schoolboy past and present. Find out about work, games (including the famous Eton Wall Game), punishment, and some of the colourful customs of the...
Outwood Windmill - Redhill
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Outwood Windmill - Redhill
Outwood Windmill is Britain’s oldest working windmill. Listed Grade 1 by English Heritage, it has won numerous awards over the years and has appeared in a number of television programmes.  It was built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen of Nutfield, and is what is known as a ...
The Museum of Harlow
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The Museum of Harlow
The Museum is located in the former Mark Hall stables, linked with the Mark Hall Manor House – which had many distinguished occupants, dating back to the Norman Conquest. The great house was visited on three occasions by Queen Elizabeth 1 and her retinue. It is surrounded by the beautiful Walled Gardens which were originally the kitchen...
The Lightbox - Woking
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The Lightbox - Woking
Whether you’re passionate about the arts and history, want activities and fun, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you’ll find it all at The Lightbox, Woking's new gallery and museum. FREE entry Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am - 5.00pm Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm Closed Monday and Bank...
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