A comprehensive guide to more than 100 museums and over two dozen art galleries in London, illustrated with hundreds of colour pictures and accompanied by full colour maps to help you find your way around. Most reviews end with a short list of suggested refreshment stops in the area. Additional features explain how Britain assembled its art collections in the 19th century and provide a survey of the London gallery scene.
Museums: Introduction; Plundering the Past; The Shape of Museums to Come. The Major Collections: British Library; British Museum; Museum of London; National Maritime Museum and Queen's House; Natural History Museum; Science Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum. Ancient and Modern History: Bank of England Museum; Horniman Museum & Gardens; Jewish Museum; Museum in Docklands; Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology; St Bride's Church Crypt; St Paul's Cathedral Crypt; Sir John Soane's Museum; Tower Bridge Experience; Tower of London; Westminster Abbey Museum. Museums of Social History: Black Cultural Archives; Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum; Chelsea Physic Gardens; Clink Prison Museum; Cuming Museum; Dennis Severs' House; Fashion and Textile Museum; Freemasons' Hall; Geffrye Museum; London Dungeon; London Fire Brigade Museum; Madame Tussaud's; Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture; Museum of Garden History; National Museum of Childhood; Ragged School Museum; Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Famous People: Apsley House - Wellington Museum; Carlyle's House; Dickens House Museum; Dr Johnson's House; Freud Museum; Handel House Museum; Hogarth's House; Keats House; Marx Memorial Library; Sherlock Holmes Museum; Wesley's House, Wesley's Chapel and Museum of Methodism. The Arts: Design Museum; Fenton House; Musical Museum; Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments; Theatre Museum. Mansions and Palaces: Banqueting House; Buckingham Palace; Burgh House/Hampstead Museum; Chiswick House; Ham House; Hampton Court Palace; Kensington Palace; Kenwood House; Kew Palace; Leighton House; Museum of Fulham Palace; Osterley Park House; Prince Henry's Room; Somerset House; Spencer House. War and Conflict: British Red Cross Museum and Archives; Cabinet War Rooms; Firepower; Guards Museum; HMS Belfast; Imperial War Museum; National Army Museum; Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum; Royal Air Force Museum; Royal Fusiliers Museum; Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience. Museums of Transport: Cutty Sark; Golden Hinde; London Canal Museum; London Transport Museum; Royal Mews. Science and Technology: Brunel Engine House Tunnel Exhibition; Kew Bridge Steam Museum; Kirkaldy Testing Museum; Michael Faraday Laboratory and Museum; Royal Observatory. Museums of Medicine: Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum; Florence Nightingale Museum; Museum of the Order of St John; Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons; Museum of St Bartholomew's Hospital; Royal College of Physicians; Wellcome Trust. Museums of Sport: Lord's Cricket Ground; Museum of Rugby; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.Mainly for Enthusiasts: Alfred Dunhill Collection; Chartered Insurance Institute Museum; Fan Museum; Guildhall Clock Museum; London Funeral Museum; London Sewing Machine Museum; Pollock's Toy Museum; Vinopolis; Wimbledon Windmill Museum. Galleries: Introduction; The Growth of the Galleries. (part contents).