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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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Theatre Museum Britain's National Museum of the Performing Arts. Situated in the heart of London's theatreland, holding the world's largest and most important collections relating to the British stage.  
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge is one of the world�s most famous bridges. 150,000 vehicles cross it every day. Over 900 times a year the roadway parts and lifts to let tall ships, cruise liners and other large craft pass through. Tower Bridge Experience welcomes you inside the Gothic towers to discover the fascinating history of the bridge. You can visit the original Victorian engine rooms. And from the high-level walkways you can look out across the modern city skyline and downriver to Canary Wharf. 
Tower of London Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.  

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