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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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Name Description
Valence House Museum Valence House Museum is the only surviving of the five manor houses of Dagenham. It is sited in parkland and is partially surrounded by a moat. Home of the Borough's local history museum and art gallery, it houses an impressive collection of artifacts and archives that tell the story of the lives of the people of Barking and Dagenham.  
Vestry House Museum Vestry House, now the Local History Museum for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, stands within the village of Church End, Walthamstow. This secluded area still preserves a rural atmosphere, although it lies only a quarter of a mile from Walthamstow's main shopping centre and barely six and a half miles from the City of London.  
Veterinary Museum The Royal Veterinary College, the first of its kind in the English-speaking world, was founded at Camden Town in 1791. The Veterinary Museum contains thousands of books, artifacts and ephemera relating to the College and the development of veterinary education and science. Exhibits include veterinary instruments and manuscripts detailing the history of UK veterinary medicine. 
Victoria & Albert Museum Home to amazing artefacts from the world�s richest cultures, the V&A;�s unsurpassable collection has inspired and informed for over 150 years.  

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