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Museum of London
Address 150 London Wall
Attraction Duration: 3 hrs Age range:
Opening Times Open all year, Mon-Sat, 1000-1750, Sun, 1200-1750. Closed 1 Jan, 24-26 Dec.
Discover over 2000 years of the capital's history from prehistoric to modern times. The Museum of London brings alive all aspects of London living through the ages. Highlights include the Roman gallery, reconstructed Victorian walk including shops, Newgate prison, the Great Fire Experience and a display of Elizabethan jewellery. Galleries are arranged in chronological order but designed so that visitors can start at any period.
- Tel 0870 444 3851
- Fax 0870 444 3853
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- Web www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Cross over the road from Barbican underground, turn right and follow signs to the Museum along the High Walk.
Prices 01-Jan-1990 to 01-Jan-2010
Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.
- Web: www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
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- Tel: (020) 7323 8000
Astor's Museum Inn
The Museum Inn is located next to the British Museum and within walking distance of Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street. Truly in the heart of London, close to most tourist attractions.
- Web: www.astorhostels.com
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- Tel: +44 20 7580 5360
The British Library building is home to the UK's national library and to unique exhibition galleries. On display are some of the world's most famous written and printed items including: Magna Carta (1215), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623) and Codex Sinaiticus (c.350) and displays on calligraphy, bookbinding, printing, stamps and sound recording. Turning the Pages, the Library's award winning computer interactive, allows you to turn the pages of a book or unroll a scroll simply by touching the screen, on display are the Diamond Sutra and a da Vinci notebook.
- Web: www.bl.uk
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: (020) 7412 7332
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum of industrial design, fashion and architecture. Concerned as much with the future as the past, its regularly changing exhibition programme captures the excitement and ingenuity of design's evolution through the 20th and 21st centuries. The Design Museum is also the UK's largest provider of design education resources, and runs workshops for schools and colleges as well as teachers.
- Web: www.designmuseum.org
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- Tel: 0870 833 9955
Imaginative exhibitions, workshops and events based on the world's most exciting performing arts collections, celebrate performance in Britain. The galleries, charting the British stage back to Shakespeare's time, are brought to life by tour guides who explore the work of star performers, and their audiences. Hands-on demonstrations reveal the secrets and skills of stage make-up and costume. Research and education services available and, by prior arrangement, the opportunity to view any of the 125 or so videos of contemporary productions.
- Web: www.theatremuseum.org
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- Tel: (020) 7943 4700
Royal Opera House
This world-famous theatre, home of the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and the ROH Orchestra, is open during the day to the general public, as well as being open to ticket holders during performances. From January 2000 pre-booked guided tours are available daily. Enjoy a morning coffee or lunch at the Amphitheatre Restaurant, or take a drink out to the Amphitheatre Terrace with its stunning views across the Covent Garden Piazza. Buy a ticket for a performance from the Box Office and visit the ROH shop for a wide range of souvenirs.
- Web: www.royalopera.org
- Tel: (020) 7240 1200
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
'Through the Stage Door' is an entirely new London attraction. It is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of the most famous theatre in the world, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and experience a world usually reserved for those who enter through a Stage Door. During the one hour tour, you will meet characters from many eras who bring the history of one of London's oldest, largest and most magnificent theatres to life. Lead by 2 professional actors this is a magical theatrical experience, unlike any theatre tour before.
The Globe is a reconstruction of an open air theatre designed in 1599, situated close to its original Bankside, Southwark location. The idea to build the reconstruction had been a long term dream of Sam Wanamaker, the famous actor and director. After overcoming many obstacles his dream was finally realised when Shakespeare's Globe was opened by The Queen in June 1997.
The theatre is situated at Bankside, near to London Bridge underground and rail station. More information about Shakespeare's Globe can be found at www.shakespeares-globe.org.
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