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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.
|Geffrye Museum||The Geffrye Museum is set in elegant Grade 1 listed, 18th Century almshouses with delightful gardens. It is the only museum in the United Kingdom to show a specialist collection of English furniture and decorative arts in a chronological series of period rooms.|
|Geological Sciences Collection||The collection contains a wealth of rocks, minerals and fossils collected from all over the world during the last 150 years. Primarily a teaching resource, some of the 40,000 specimens are on show to the public.|
|Grange Museum||The Grange Museum tells the story of Brent and its people through objects, photographs and recordings of memories. There are workshops and resources for schools and a programme of holiday activities in July/August. The Museum is arranged on two floors. Downstairs has a Victorian Parlour, an Edwardian drapers shop, a display of household domestic equipment from Victoria times to the 1950's, a display of furniture and paintings and a gallery with changing exhibitions.|
|Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy||Dating back to 1828, the museum houses a diverse Natural History collection covering the whole of the animal kingdom. Retaining an air of the avid Victorian collector, the museum contains cases packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid.|
|Greenwich Borough Museum||The Museum is located on the first floor of the Plumstead Library building and houses collections on the Borough�s local history. There are displays of local history from the time people worked with flint tools through the Roman period and into the 20th century. There are also local wildlife displays, a temporary exhibition programme and many other activities for adults and children run throughout the year.|
|Guards Museum||The Museum has a fine collection of military ephemera spanning 350 years of Regimental history.|
|Guide Heritage Centre (Guide Association)||Through exciting interactive displays, discover the past, enjoy the present and join in the future of Girlguiding UK - the UK's largest voluntary movement for girls and women.|
|Guildhall Art Gallery||Many famous and much-loved pictures are once again on view for the public to see and enjoy in the new Guildhall Art Gallery which opened in 1999. The gallery displays about 250 works of art at a time, with a programme of temporary exhibitions exploring different themes and allowing many lesser-known pictures from the collection to come out of store.|
|Guinness Archives||This company museum holds statutory and business records, together with advertising material and artefacts relating to Guiness. Open to research by appointment (020 8965 7700).|
|Gunnersbury Park||Situated in the beautiful early 19th century former home of the Rothschilds family, the museum offers a wealth of material, illustrating many aspects of life from the past. It holds rich and varied collections, unique in preserving and presenting the history of the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow and the people who have, or who currently live there.|