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Leighton House Museum
Leighton House Museum
#About the Museum

On the edge of Holland Park lies the studio of the Victorian master, Lord Leighton. This man lived between 1830-1896 and was the great classic painter of the President of the Royal Academy. His house was built in the 19th century and after the artist's death the house underwent several renovations and expansions.

Among the rooms in the house you will find the studio where he worked and the living room with its special tiles and textures. Rooms in the house are decorated in different styles and you can find private collections of paintings and sketchbooks. Take note of the "Arab Hall" with tiles brought directly from Damascus.

The permanent exhibit in the museum displays pictures and sculptures by Leighton and his contemporaries. However there are also temporary exhibitions of various artists, especially Arab and Muslim.
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast
#The History of the HMS

HMS Belfast was one of the two ships that formed the British patrol series "Town" and today it serves as a floating museum in London.

The museum tells the stories of those who lived and worked on the ship during and post- World War II. The ship has 9 decks.

Belfast was launched on St. Patrick's Day in 1938 at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast. It played an important role in Britain's various wars. During World War II, it intercepted the German passenger ship Cap Norte, an enemy merchant ship attempting to return to Germany.

In 1939 the ship was hit by a landmine and 21 crew members were injured at once. The damage was extensive and significant, and it took three years to repair it.

In 1942, when the ship returned to service, it was renovated and made more efficient. A new radar system and fire control were installed. These improvements added considerable weight to the ship, which now weighed 11,553 tons. It was Britain's heaviest battlecruiser.

The ship participated took part in battles, operations and the Korean War. In 1952 it was hit by a missile, which resulted in the death of a soldier and the injury of four other soldiers.

Between 1959 and 1962 it was used during training and instances of demonstration of power. It completed its military service in 1963, and became a floating museum opened to the public in 1971.


A Closer Look at HMS Belfast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gpzs84Sp7w
Freud Museum London
Freud Museum London
#About the Museum

The Freud Museum is not a classic museum where you can be exposed to various exhibitions. The museum is actually the home of the world-renowned psychologist. In his home you will experience a truly nostalgic experience, with one of the greatest scientists and perhaps the most important figure in the history of psychology. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, left Vienna and moved to Hampstead, a wealthy London suburb in 1938. There were quite a few intellectuals like him at Hampstead. After Freud's death the estate was left to his family, until the death of his youngest daughter in 1982. In 1986 the house became a museum.

In the museum you will find furniture from Freud's house. One of the most prominent exhibits is the couch on which Freud's patients laid during his treatments. Rumor has it that many fascinating and interesting problems were raised on this couch. In the museum you will also find a collection of works of art from the 18th and 19th centuries, which were private collections of Freud's and his personal library.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K79kBkWsvvY
Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtauld Institute of Art
#The Famous Gallery Known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Artwork

This is one of London's most special galleries. The fact that it’s not crowded by tourists is an added bonus and therefore suitable for a pleasant and quiet tour, a small distance from the bustle of the city. The Institute belongs to the University of London and specializes mainly in the history of art and conservation. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in its field.

The Courtauld Institute of art is home to a rich variety of works collected from the Renaissance all the way to the 20th century. It is located in the Somerset house, an elegant building that became the home of the art works over the years. By strolling through the gallery, you will come across a large range of paintings, sculptures, prints, furniture, silver and ceramics and decorative arts.


Yet the hallmark of the gallery is its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. You will also find pictures and prints by the artists from earlier periods.

The esteemed collection was donated by Samuel Courtauld, one of the most enthusiastic collectors of Impressionist art. Courtauld was a descendant of a family of silversmiths who had fled from France, and after much effort on his behalf, the gallery was finally established in 1932. In this Institute, he presented his art collection.

Among the celebrated works that you will find at the Institute is the world-renowned self-portrait by Van Gogh featuring his cut ear, the Gilbert collection, rare pieces of silver and gold, and more.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GhlsQm7w7hU

Museums in London

Keats House
Keats House
#About the Museum

The Keats Museum is located in the home of John Keats, one of the most important romantic poets in the history of England. The site is now a museum and a literary center.

Keats's poetry often depicts with beauty, speaking of ideals, and compares between the perfection of ideals and their realization in reality. Keats liked to infuse his writing with themes from Greek mythology and the beauty of nature and art.

In the Keats House, one can learn about Keats' life and work through an exhibition of his tools, original manuscripts and art objects which portray the fascinating story of a young poet who finds inspiration, friendship and love.

Various events are held at the house during the year, such as singing performances and family activities. The Keats House always has a source of entertainment, whether it be listening to Keats's poetry, watching a movie about his busy life in Hampstead or trying you hand at some poetry of your own.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/9gzYzKUa9U4
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
#About the Museum

Our acquaintance with modern medicine will turn the old theater museum into something resembling a nightmare, though it was once a hospital (St. Thomas Hospital).

During that time period, operations were carried out without disinfection or anesthetics. The building is located in Southwark, just south of the London Bridge.

All kinds of surgical techniques used in the past are exhibited in the museum. Pay special attention to the room built in the form of the Little Theater (operating table opposite the stands). It was in this place that anesthetic surgery was performed in the 19th century, in front of an audience of medical students.

Wooden furniture served as surgical tables, surrounded by seats for students’ observation which have been here for 300 years. Doctors and pharmacists passed on their knowledge on surgery, medicine, and herbs to students in the hall located in St. Thomas Church. Among the items in the museum you will find results, pathological samples and an exhibition of medicinal herbs.
Design Museum
Design Museum
#About the Design Museum of London, a Museum of Useful Arts

The Design Museum is situated in what was in the 1940's a... banana warehouse. It was later converted into a building and became a museum.

This is one of the most popular museums in London, and for a good reason. It focuses on industrial design, fashion design and architecture.

The building is comprised of 3 floors, each room has a different design concept, including the bathroom. Temporary exhibitions fill the first floor. The second floor is designed as a swimming pool, and on the third floor the permanent exhibitions, which presents the history of design in England, as well as an educational center for design.

Yet along with historical matters, the London Design Museum is known for its openness to innovations in art and design. A large sum of money is given to designers each year as a prize. This award is now considered the most prestigious in the world of design. Renowned designers submit their candidacy every year and regard it as a great honor and proof of their professionalism.

However, at times, the Design Museum often receives press that is unlinked to innovation and creativity, or remotely linked to art. From time to time, the often switch of directors and curators has brought about publicity. Surprisingly, there is a lot of passion and fervor surrounding this event. It lead to many arguments regarding artistic matters, the tension between art and usability and sometimes simply the character of the design museum. Every manager brings his own agenda and the rumpus continues...



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fACJcQulfo8
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
#About the Museum

We know the question on your mind: How can an entire museum be dedicated to a fictional character? In London, everything is possible. The Victorian house standing before you is devoted entirely to the legendary Sherlock Holmes detective, from the book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One can understand how significant and popular this series of books is to this day.

This is a particularly popular private museum located on Baker Street in London, the street where the detective resides in the stories. Built in 1815, the building served as a hostel before it became a museum. The museum opened to the public in 1990 by the Sherlock Holmes International Association (a non-profit organization). The atmosphere and even the attire of the employees are reminiscent of the Victorian era.

The museum displays a "reconstruction" of Holmes' personal effects and history - a violin, pipes, letters, rooms and wax figures - all according to what is described in the well-known book.
A souvenir shop is located on the ground floor. The living quarters of the fictional detective is on the second floor, where you will also find Dr. Watson's room (this is the back room where you will find medical books and a diary in which he has written notes according to the plot of the book).

In Watson's room there is an actor who plays Dr. Watson, and you can have a short conversation with him if you like. At the front of the house you can enter Mrs. Hudson's room. On the wall of Holmes's room there are shooting holes (shot by Holmes) that strike the initials of Queen Victoria's name. You can sit in the big armchair in front of the fireplace, take a look at Holmes's collection of magnifying glasses and pipes and impressive hat collection. On the third floor you will find a museum with wax dolls of the characters.

One must admit it's pretty nice for a visit in a fictional man's home!



#A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKKkXP0CuI0


Geffrye Museum
Geffrye Museum
#About the Museum

The Geffrye Museum building was constructed in 1714 with the
generous contribution of Sir Robert Geffrye, who was the Mayor of London at that time. Initially the building served as a shelter and only later became a museum. One of the historical wings that served as the shelter was restored.

The museum consists of 11 rooms, each one featuring a salon from another time period. Medieval styled furniture is on display as well as modern interior design. The tour demonstrates the life of the British nobility in the Middle Age; what attire women wore, and which fabrics and styles were preferred. However, the museum also emphasizes the furniture and designs used by the middle class. The tour is easy and pleasant, creating a truly nostalgic atmosphere.

The museum also set up seasonal demo and herbal gardens. This particular building is preserved due to its architectural importance.
V&A Museum of Childhood
#About the V&A Museum of Childhood in London

Located in Bethnal Green, the London’s Museum of Childhood houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood objects, ranging from the 1600's to the present day. As well as toys, dolls and games, the museum has a wealth of objects relating to aspects of childhood including home, childcare, play, learning and clothing.

The museum was founded in 1872 and presented various collections, including the Wallace Collection. The Victorian style building underwent serious renovations at the end of the last century.

The 1920's brought about a turning point in the themes presented at the museum, focusing instead on topics related to childhood and children. This purpose was defined as "learning and researching products made for children and by children."

The museum has three wings: the first wing consists of moving toys, and the second wing contains toys and games designed to develop imagination and creativity. The third wing is dedicated to girls – both past and present.

Temporary exhibitions can also be found alongside the permanent displays. In addition, films and workshops are offered to enrich the experience. The museum offers arts and crafts, drama classes and other activities for children.

The vast collection of toys in the museum includes toy trains, cars, dolls and dollhouses of different sizes. The largest of which is 16 rooms …

A carousel and trains adorn the Museum Garden, an attraction in its own right. If you are a vintage fan, copies of children's books from the 18th and 19th centuries are available for observation.

Most of the museum's activities are free of charge. The museum hosts creative festivals for children and adults in the months of July and August.

#Tips

Admission to the museum is free.

The focus of the museum is toys ranging from the 17th century to the present. There are over 8,000 dolls, 6,000 garments and costumes for children, and a large variety of games and toy production demonstration.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/bNGtxjVFL3g



https://youtu.be/fgisL9A6lEs



https://youtu.be/1z3dHKk7J9s
The British Library
#About the Library

The National Library of London is one of the world's largest research and study institutions. You will find 150 million items, while approximately 3 million books and other historical items are added every year. The oldest historical item found here is from the 3rd century BC.

The library was established in 1973, but already operated as a library in 1753, even when it was located in the British Museum building. The reason for the expansion was the necessity for a larger and more respectable reading space.

The library has more than 13 million books, 60,000 journals, 9 million articles, 860,000 newspapers, 1.5 million printed music, 57 million patents and trademarks, and 3 million voice recordings. In addition, this huge space hosts large and interesting exhibitions.

The library is defined as a deposit library (a library that is legally required to transfer copies of various publications) and, by law, receives a copy of any book published in the UK and even tries to purchase books printed outside the UK.

In the library you will find some particularly exciting works and documents: the Magna Carta, the first copy of Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll's manuscripts (Alice in Wonderland), lyrics of the Beatles written by John Lennon, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the Codex Sinaiticus (A manuscript from the fourth century).


A Closer Look at the Library:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCDFCOxnbFs
Golden Hind
#About the Ship

On the southern bank of the Thames River lies the reconstructed ship of Sir Francis Drake, the famous 16th century pirate who was also the first Englishman to circle the world.

This ship sailed around the world between 1577-1580. Today it serves as a museum comprised of its five deck floors. When there are no private events, you can tour it with a map and locate the deck, the weapons depot, the staff accommodation areas and more. The crew on duty is dressed in Elizabethan sailor clothes, and the ship also accommodates nighttime activities. Among the sessions you can attend a detective night where you will be asked to solve a murder mystery, or participate in a pirate party. Other activities include enjoying a sailor's meal in the sailor's dining room, spending the night on the cannon deck, or buying souvenirs like sailor shirts and more.

Although the original name of the ship was Pelican, in the middle of the voyage, Drake changed its name to the Golden Hind. The story is that Drake wanted to honor Sir Christopher Hatton, who was one of the chief superiors on the voyage. The symbol of his aristocratic family was a golden deer.



#Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was what they call an "authorized pirate." Drake held the ship (which he received from the authorities) and received permission to attack enemy ships and rob them. Although he acted as a pirate, in the eyes of the authorities he was an "entrepreneur" and was therefore nicknamed the Queen's Pirate.

Drake was the first English navigator to circle the world in one voyage. He was the first captain to command the entire expedition. Drake was considered a hero by the English, but the Spaniards saw him as a threatening pirate and called him a "dragon." Philip II of Spain even offered a 20,000-ducats bounty ($ 6.5 million) to anyone who turned him over to the authorities.

Drake’s journey around the world began when the relations between England and Spain were on the brink of war. Drake convinced Queen Elizabeth that he would capture Spanish ships as they left the ports of Peru. The officers on the mission were told that the ships were going to discover the unknown continent of Australia. Only those involved, namely Drake and the Queen, knew that the true purpose was to ambush the Spanish transport routes and rob the gold ships sailing from Peru to Panama.

Due to storms and hitches in the ships, two of the three ships were abandoned. Drake was left alone with his ship and the crew, though all along he was convinced the others were following.
In 1580 the Golden Hind returned to Plymouth. Drake and 50 crew members who survived were on board, along with expensive spices and their plunder. Drake was greeted enthusiastically as "the first Englishman to orbit the Earth." He then pursued a career in politics, as mayor of Plymouth and a member of parliament.



A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3gbFIuNEfM
The Wallace Collection
#About the Museum

The Wallace Collection is in close proximity to Oxford Street in London. In this art museum you will find the private collections of Sir Richard Wallace, whose first items were collected by Hartford's third and fourth Marquis. The collection was given to the British government by Wallace's widow in 1897 and it was opened to the public in 1900. The museum is located in Manchester Square.

There are 28 rooms in the museum with a warm and intimate environment. China pieces, armor of various kinds and French furniture fill the rooms. Among other things, you will also see oil paintings by Titian, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Gainsborough.

The museum also has a conservation department where you can learn about the traditional production of furniture and armor. The coolest secret for children and young souls is the opportunity to experiment with the fascinating collection of armor of all kinds, spears, swords and other ancient weapons. If you like, you can wear a helmet and armor, snap a photo and feel their heavy weight.



#A Visit to the Museum

Visiting the museum will make you feel as if you are touring an old and nostalgic palace, but luxurious and impressive all the same. A large indoor lawn fills the first floor, used for holding events. In the other rooms you will encounter designs from different historical periods: the Victorian period, the Renaissance period and more. Fascinating items such as war tools, armor and other items are scattered through the rooms. The souvenir shop offers catalogs and copies of exhibits for sale.

Notice the charming work "The Swing," which was painted by the painter Fragonard in 1767.

There is no entrance fee though it is customary to leave a tip in the donation box at the entrance. Fans of art and culture will enjoy a visit in this museum, though it is not well known among tourists.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/LnC3eM59tdg
National Army Museum
#About the Museum

The National Army Museum of London manages to encompass the entire history of the military of England, a unique and difficult feat. This museum tells the story of the armies of England throughout history - including the battles against Napoleon, battles during the rule of the Roman Empire on the British Island and both World Wars.

The museum was first established in 1960, in a building that was used as a riding school. In the 1970's it was transferred to a building serving as the Chelsea Hospital. During World War II, the building was severely damaged.

The museum sports a permanent exhibition of soldiers' letters from the battlefield as well as a review of the soldiers' wives stories. The temporary exhibitions display various war tools, spears and swords, ranging all the way to cannons and modern weapons.

At present day the National Army Museum is subsidized by the Department of Defense. At the end of each first week of the month, special events are held at the museum, which includes activities in cooperation with older soldiers after service, activities for children, lectures and various demonstrations.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqequ3TIlLI
Charles Dickens Museum
#About the Museum in the Home of the Famous English Writer

Charles Dickens, a writer, a prolific literary historian, a journalist and an English theater actor, lived in this building, where the museum named after him is located today. He had also lived in other apartments throughout the city.

Although he lived in this house for only two years, between 1837 and 1839, Dickens wrote some of his most famous works here, such as "Oliver Twist" and "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" - two books that became popular classics dealing with the lives of the commoners.

Some of the rooms in the house are preserved just as they were at the time of Dickens and are an authentic reflection of what the house looked like while he lived there. Articles, letters, furniture and portraits related to the author can be found in other rooms of the house.



#Works by Dickens

Dickens’ Georgian house is located between the streets of London, which were a great source of inspiration for the writer. This house is only one of his houses open today to the general public. During the visit, you can really feel the presence of the British writer.

When Charles Dickens moved here in 1837, he was only 25, not yet a successful writer. Every day, from eight in the morning until the afternoon, he would sit in his room studying and writing. His famous desk can be found in the house. During his three fruitful years here, he managed to write his first novel "The Pickwick Papers" and two other novels; "Oliver Twist" and "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." Here he also began to write the novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."



#Dickens’ Childhood

The museum manages to convey the story of Charles Dickens the man, almost like the story of Dickens the artist. As a child, Dickens experienced a difficult life. Though in his early years as a child the family lived in a large house with two servants, a comfortable and good life, it soon turned out that the family lived beyond its economic capabilities. His father, who for years served as a clerk in the navy, drowned in debt because of his lavish lifestyle. When the debt that was not returned Dickens’ father was arrested and thrown into the Marshalsea prison in 1824. The prison was a private prison and run for profit gains. This fact apparently ignited in Dickens the passion for social justice.


This was the turning point in Dickens' childhood, who at age 12 left his family to work for a living. He worked 10 hours a day in a shoe factory, pasted stickers on jars and did everything he could to make some money. These years are reflected in Dickens' writing: his attitude toward orphans, abandoned children and the poor. Many of Dickens' characters, such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, are based on experiences he endured in his childhood. He referred to the long working hours, the harsh labor conditions, the meager wages and the exploitation. Dickens often testified that if he had not become a writer, he would probably have become a criminal.



#About the House

Charles Dickens’ life changed drastically during the years spent in this house. It was here that his two daughters were born to his wife Catherine.

The kitchen and the dining room were the most important to Dickens and his wife. They would host quite a few parties and evenings together, with friends and people of high status. The Dickens were particularly social and they hosted a great deal.

Throughout the house you can see many paintings and pictures on the walls, caricatures and small sculptures.

Catherine's 17-year-old sister, Mary Hogarth lived in one of the rooms. She passed away, and the loss influenced Dickens and his writing substantially in the years to follow.

The main room of the house was the drawing room. People would come here to drink, eat, dance and play. Dickens loved this room dearly. Guests were especially lucky if he’d read what he had written in his study that day out loud. The copies of what he has written and read in this room are now in this museum.

3.1 million euros has been invested in this house to date. Special events are held throughout the year. The museum offers activities that are suitable for children of all ages.

The museum also runs an exciting program for families. The program reads together excerpts from Dickens' works, and there are also entertaining performances, with actors and temporary exhibitions.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJ9AzZcHew&t=11s
Sir John Soane's Museum
#About The Archeology Museum

At the "Soane" Archeology Museum you will find some of London's most spectacular treasures. This museum displays illustrations and models of buildings designed by the British architect John Soane. Among the exhibits you will find archaeological collections of his. The museum is located in the Holborn neighborhood of central London. Sir John had left the house and all its collections of art to the British nation.

The museum was established while Sir John was still alive. After his passing, the British Parliament enforced a law determining that the house should be preserved exactly as it was in his lifetime. The law is still valid to this day. In the 19th century the museum expanded. Today this area serves as the museum's offices, library and gallery for temporary exhibitions as well.

In this museum you will find approximately 30,000 architectural illustrations and works of art, models and sculptures, paintings
and other works. The sarcophagus of Pharaoh Seti I is kept in the
cellar of the museum. In addition to the collections and artworks, there are also temporary exhibitions on various subjects, including the areas in which Sir John was interested.

Today the museum also serves as a national center for the study of architecture.



#Architecture and Construction

One of the most prominent features of the rooms in the museum
is the use of illumination. This is an original idea of Soane that he invented while planning the rooms in the Bank of England (the building where the United Kingdom Central Bank is located). Due to the special museum structure, in which the walls of the exhibition rooms are movable, it is possible to view several pictures simultaneously and rotating the display structure easily and efficiently.

The breakfast room, where you will find a concave ceiling with mirrors, was an influential feature on contemporary interior designers at the time. The museum's library is built in the Gothic style.

The house as it is today, lures the visitors into the atmosphere of Sir John Soane.



#Sir John Soane

Architect John Soane was born in 1753 and achieved a respectable career during his lifetime.

Sir John Soane decided to build his house on the north side of Lincoln’s Inn. He bought three houses adjacent to each other and rebuilt them for this purpose. Shortly after his appointment as professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, he purchased the building where the museum is located - house number 13. Originally, the house was supposed to serve him as an office.

His wife passed away in 1815, and he remained alone in the house, continuing to develop his collections and works.

In 1823, when he was 70 years old, he purchased the adjacent building, number 14, and expanded it to the museum grounds, significantly increasing them in size. Sir John Soane passed away in 1837.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Nn7KuuzRA
Imperial War Museum
#About the War Museum in London

A charming 19th-century building is nestled at the heart of the garden. It once served as a hospital, and is now a museum founded in memory of British soldiers killed in the First World War. The museum's main building with a dome and a huge column lobby was built in 1846 by Sydney Smirke. The museum was founded in 1917 and until 1936 was adjacent to the Crystal Palace. With the outbreak of the fire, the museum moved to Lambeth, an area in southern London.

The museum pays respect to soldiers in the British army and tries to convey this feeling to viewers. The museum will expose visitors to wars from both the front and the rear of battle. These include tanks, artillery, planes, espionage equipment, and more. The museum also features a "surrender letter" of German forces in Europe. In addition, you will find approximately 10,000 works related to war, paintings and sculptures. Information on the lives of the residents of the home front during the fighting is also on display. One of the chilling permanent exhibits you will see in the museum deals with the Holocaust.

In the museum you will also find the war rooms of Churchill, Her Majesty’s warship Belfast, and Her Majesty's Air Force Museum. There is also a café and a tea room.


A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9G5q1vompI


Horniman Museum and Gardens
#About the Ethnographic Museum with its Cultural Collection from the Great World

Rich with a diverse collection of art, this museum presents exhibitions from cultures from all over the world. The museum is located in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of South London. The initiative for the museum came from the tea merchant Frederick John Horniman. This man was interested in a proper place to present his collections of musical instruments, ethnographic collections, fossils, plants and animals. The museum was opened to the public in 1901. Presently, more than 350,000 exhibits in various fields are presented at the museum.

Among the buildings is the Center for Understanding the Environment. The museum is run by the UK Department of Culture, Communication and Sport.

Well-tended gardens surround the museum, where visitors may take a stroll around. These extend over 65,000 square meters. In addition, there are walking trails in the gardens, a small zoo, a glasshouse that is a historic building for preservation and an orchestra building.
Madame Tussauds
# About the Madame's First Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds is now a chain of museums, which span over several cities around the world. Though it is known to children and adults alike, the main and original museum was founded right here in London.

The museum was founded in 1835 by Madame Tussauds herself. Tussauds was a French wax sculptor who emigrated to London. Her talent and knowledge in wax sculpture was inherited from her mother, who was the housekeeper of an artist and sculptor who specialized in wax.

Wax sculptures of historical and famous figures of all kinds can be found around the museum: from famous politicians such as Churchill, Kennedy and even Shimon Peres, through actors and athletes, singers, cultural personalities and other celebrities.

Madame Tussauds is one of London's primary tourist destinations. Different experiences in the museum range from watching and photographing the various wax dolls, through interactive games, to a tour of the horror cellar where you can see figures of criminals and hangmen, executioners and actors to spice up the experience. Photos of important historical events of the city are on display, a train ride and a section where visitors become famous comic dolls.

Some of the characters in the horror cellar were brought from Paris to England by Madame Tussauds herself in the early 19th century.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJLeWh3e8k
London Canal Museum
#About The Museum

The building of the London Canal Museum where you are now, was once an ice storage facility. It is ancient and has historical significance. In the museum you can learn about the development of the canal network that surrounds London, which served as the main transportation routes in the country.

The first-hand tour of the museum includes a short boat ride that tries to simulate the sailing in the 17th century, while listening to interesting information about the life of the sailors, the horses who were responsible for pulling the boats and the life under the city.

Due to the interesting history of the building as an ice storage facility, you will also find fascinating information on the import of ice from Scandinavia. You will have access to information on the ice block voyage on the giant ships, through the small boats that roamed the alleys of the city directly to the huge ice warehouses.

The canal museum is suitable for the entire family and the children will be engaged by the enriching learning experience.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPmkxw_sW8
London Transport Museum
#About the Museum

The museum, dedicated entirely to the development of transportation in London, joins the list of museums associated with the history of the city. It is located in Covent Garden, and it is especially appealing to children. The fascinating tour includes a simulation ride on an old bus, a visit to an old train, attractions and games. The little ones will find a unique opportunity to drive a bus ...

The museum was opened to the public as early as 1980, but during this period it presented only exhibits relating to London's public transport. Its original name was "Transport Museum London". When the museum management was replaced in the year 2000, the exhibits were expanded to include all modes of transport in London. Today you can see ancient and modern exhibits, all standing next to each other: old buses and trains besides new motorcycles. General information is also available on London's modern transport.

The museum also includes military vehicles. In the range of topic surveyed in the museum, the future means of transport is pondered on as well as examining the influence of transportation on the design of other cities in the world. As part of the changes that have taken place in the museum over the years, additional sections have been added, such as a lecture hall. Most of the items in the museum are not displayed because of their size and are held at another branch of the museum located in the town of Acton, London.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXfZGKXD_pY
The National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Cutty Sark
Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Cartoon Museum


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