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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.


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East Ham Nature Reserve East Ham Nature Reserve is set in the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church, which is over 800 years old and has one of the largest churchyards in Britain. The grounds provide visitors with a unique view of wildlife habitats and natural history. The Visitor Centre has a small, changing local history display telling the story of some of the people buried in the graveyard and a natural history room with an opportunity to handle natural objects.  
Eltham Palace A showpiece in early twentieth-century design with a fascinating history. Discover the only English Art Deco house open to the public, built on a site of great antiquity and joined to a medieval hall. 
Embroiderer's Guild The Embroiderers' Guild museum houses a collection of over 11,000 embroidered objects. The collection is of national significance as a resource of inspiration for artists, and for the study of the material evidence of many cultures. The embroideries in the collection have been gathered from around the world, and take many forms including costume, furnishings, decorative and non-functional textiles.  

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