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Museums

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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Name Description
National Army Museum The National Army Museum is the British Army's own museum. It is the only museum to tell the story of the Army as a whole from Agincourt in the Fifteenth Century to peace-keeping in the Twenty-first Century.  
National Gallery The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. Its permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings.  
National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's collection contains over two million objects related to seafaring, navigation, astronomy and measuring time.  
National Portrait Gallery Founded in 1856 to collect the likenesses of famous British men and women, the collection is now the most comprehensive of its kind anywhere in the world. 
Natural History Museum One of the largest museums in Europe, the Natural History Museum Houses over 60 million specimens � plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. Inside this fine London Landmark, you can explore a wide range of interactive exhibits telling the story of life on earth.  
North Woolwich Old Station Museum Open your eyes to London's golden railway age when travelling was an experience and not just a convenience. See a reconstructed 1920s ticket office, railway engines and carriages, photographs, models and memorabilia. Discover how the Railway shaped the history of Newham and its people.  

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