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London has an extraordinarily rich and diverse range of museums, galleries and other heritage attractions. This includes over 200 museums and galleries with permanent collections and numerous temporary exhibition venues, heritage and science centres.
The city is famous for its great national institutions, like the British Museum and the National Gallery, but there are also many other fascinating museums and galleries that are well worth investigating. There are local community museums, university and military collections, museums based in houses where famous people once lived, and wide range of museums focusing on various specialist interests.
This website listing will give you a taster of what London has to offer. It includes a short description of many of these attractions and links to websites where you can find out more.
|Alexander Fleming Laboratory||Discover for yourself the secrets of the laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. An in-situ reconstruction of the laboratory, displays and a video uncover the remarkable story of how a chance discovery became a lifesaving drug destined to revolutionise medicine. The extensive archives of St Mary's Hospital are also open for research.|
|Alfred Dunhill Museum & Archive||Displays a selection of Alfred Dunhill antique products, including motoring accessories, lighters, watches, pens, compendiums and fragrances from the early 1900s onwards. There is also an archive of photographs, catalogues and company history. Escorted visits can be arranged by prior arrangement with the curator.|
|All Hallows Undercroft Museum||The Undercroft Museum is housed beneath the nave of All Hallows, the oldest church in the city of London, located next to the Tower of London. The museum has artefacts relating to the life of Tower Hill and All Hallows Church. Here you can see a tessellated Roman pavement in situ, classical tombstones, a model of the Roman city, ancient registers and a Crusader Altar. You can also visit the Brass Rubbing Centre at All Hallows.|
|Apsley House: The Wellington Museum||Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital�s finest residences. Famously known as �No.1 London�, its sumptuous interiors house the Duke�s outstanding collection of paintings, porcelain, silver, sculpture, furniture, medals and memorabilia.|
|Arsenal F.C. Museum||The Arsenal museum is situated on the second floor of the North Bank stand and is the largest, most extensive archive of one club's football memorabilia in Britain. The museum opened on October 30th 1993 and has helped promote the history of the Club since it's formation in 1886.|
|Association of Anaesthetists||The foundation of the Museum was the collection of anaesthetic equipment donated by Charles King. Charles King was an instrument and anaesthetic appliance designer and manufacturer. The Association of Anaesthetists now holds 2000 - 3000 artefacts as well as archives, a library, technical literature and films, pictures and slides all relating to the history of anaesthesia.|
|Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen Museum||Illustrating British Jewry's contribution to the Armed Forces of the Crown from the Crimea to the present day The museum commemorates the contribution made by British and other Jewish men and women over the last two centuries who have taken part in the various military struggles, though it inevitably focuses on the two world wars.|