18 Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace
London W8 7BH


In 1874 Edward Linley Sambourne married Marion Herapath, the daughter of a wealthy stockbroker. Helped by Marion's father, the couple paid ??2,000 for an 89-year lease on 18 Stafford Terrace. A hidden gem in the heart of London, remarkably well-preserved and complete with its original interior decoration and contents.

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street
London W2 1NY


Founded in 1993, the museum features Fleming's laboratory restored to its condition in 1928 when he discovered penicillin in that very room. Collections: Material relating to Alexander Fleming, penicillin, antibiotics, 20th-century microbiology/ bacteriology and St Mary's Hospital.

Alexander Kerensky Museum

2nd Floor, 145-157 St.John Street
London EC1V 4PY


Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky (1881-1970) was the last President of Russia before the Bolshevik coup d'?_tat of October 1917.

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY


All the collections (museum, library and archive) relate to the history of anaesthesia, pain relief and resuscitation and celebrate the people who helped the specialty to develop.

Apsley House - English Heritage

Apsley House
London W1J 7NT


Apsley House, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Famously known as No.1 London, it was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771-1778.

Arsenal Football Club Museum

Arsenal Museum, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park
London N5 1BU


The spectacular Arsenal museum at Emirates Stadium is now open in the Northern Triangle Building. Arsenal supporters can still expect their favourite exhibitions, including Michael Thomas' boots from Anfield '89 and Charlie George's FA Final Cup shirt from 1971, along with a whole array of newly donated memorabilia.

Bank of England Museum

Bartholomew Lane
London EC2R 8AH


The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role in today's economy. Ineractive programmes with graphics and video help explain its many and varied roles.

Banqueting House

London SW1A 2ER


Walk in the footsteps of a dazzling company of courtiers who once danced, drank and partied beneath the magnificent Rubens painted ceiling. This revolutionary building was created for court entertainments, but is probably most famous for the execution of Charles I in 1649.

Barnet Local Studies & Archives

80 Daws Lane
London NW7 4SL


The centre holds the records of the Borough of Barnet and its predecessors for the areas of Barnet, Edgware, Finchley Golders Green and Hendon. Explore the history of this huge Borough covering 8,663 hectares and a population of 314,564.

Barts Pathology Museum

3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield
London EC1A 7BE


Opened in 1879 by The Prince of Wales (who later became Edward VII), the Pathology Museum is a vast space made up of 3 mezzanine levels each around 8 metres high, all linked by a beautiful spiral staircase. It contains some 5000 anatomical specimens, including forensic and historical examples, as well as corresponding archive information.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

108a Boundary Road
London NW8 0RH


Ben Uri is an Art Museum and educational charity, founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel, East London. Known as 'The Art Museum for Everyone' the museum collection and programming both focus on the universal themes of Art, Identity and Migration. Collections: The collection is internationally recognised and encompasses over 1300 works, principally from the start of the 20th century, by some 385 artists originating from 35 different countries.

Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven Street
London WC2N 5NF


Home to Benjamin Franklin between 1757 and 1775, 36 Craven Street is the location where the famous US statesman conducted numerous important experiments such as measuring the effects of the Gulf Stream, exploring Daylight Saving Time and inventing bi-focal lenses.

Bentley Priory Museum

Mansion House Drive
Stanmore HA7 3FB


Famous for its pivotal role as the Headquarters of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940 a trust has been set up to ensure that Bentley Priory is retained as a permanent living memorial to those who served in the Royal Air Force and fought in the Battle. The Bentley Priory Museum is situated within a beautiful Georgian mansion, which was once home to John James Hamilton, the first Marquess of Abercorn who employed Sir John Soane to make various structural additions to the house which still stand today.

Berkshire & Westminster Dragoons Museum

Cavalry House, Duke of Yorks HQ, Kings Road, Chelsea
London SW3 4SC


The Westminster Dragoons have a long and distinguished history. That history is recorded mainly in privately-published books and pamphlets with only limited circulation.

Brent Museum

Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road, Willesden Green
London NW10 2SF


The collection consist of objects relating to the local Brent area and the communities who live there. The museum is encouraging all people from the many diverse communities in Brent to donate a part of their history, either through objects or oral history, to ensure that they make their mark and history known to future generations.

British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre

Waterside, PO Box 365
Harmondsworth UB7 0GB


British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre's collection has existed since the formation of British Airways. It was formed to preserve the records and artefacts of British Airways predecessor companies BOAC, BEA, BSAA and the pre-war Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. Collections: The Collection comprises an extensive document archive recording the formation, development and operations of the above companies and British Airways as well as memorabilia and artefacts. Over 130 uniforms from the 1930s to the present day are preserved as well as a large collection of aircraft models and pictures. An historically important collection of thousands of photographs is also available as well as probably the most complete set of aviation posters in the UK.

British Dental Association Museum

British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS


The British Dental Association (BDA) Museum has one of the largest collections of dental heritage in the UK telling the story of how dentistry has developed from a marketplace spectacle to the complex procedures and treatment of today. Collections: The collections of the BDA Dental Museum comprise over 30,000 objects, archives and images relating to the history of dentistry in the UK, and is of international importance.

British Museum

Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG


Founded in 1753, the British Museum's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.

British Music Experience

The O2, Peninsula Square
London SE10 0DX


The British Music Experience is the new national museum of popular music. It opened at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula in March 2009 and fills a void by acting as a cultural provider and giving people the opportunity to both learn and celebrate the history of British popular music.

British Optical Association Museum

The College of Optometrists, 42 Craven Street
London WC2N 5NG


Now in its second century, The British Optical Association Museum, founded 1901, is a collection comprising over 13,000 outstanding items of ophthalmic and optical interest, covering the history of opticians and vision aids. The museum was entrusted to the care of the College of Optometrists in 1980 and continues to be recognised as the oldest and one of the best specialist optical collections in the world. Collections: The collection includes over 2000 pairs of spectacles, from the 17th century through to the 21st, as well as historic examples of other optical devices and aids to vision including scissor spectacles, folding eyeglasses, pince-nez, lorgnettes, magnifiers, quizzing glasses and monocles.

British Postal Museum & Archive, The

Freeling House, Phoenix Place
London WC1X 0DL


The British Postal Museum & Archive cares for the visual, written and physical records of over 400 years of postal development. We are responsible for managing The Royal Mail Archive on behalf of Royal Mail Group plc. Collections: The archives relate to the operation, policy, development and social impact of the British Post Office from 1636 to the present day.

British Red Cross Society

44 Moorfields
London EC2Y 9AL


The British Red Cross Museum and Archives are based at the society's UK Office in London. The collection contains a fascinating portrait of the humanitarian work of the British Red Cross, from its beginnings in 1870 to its vital contribution in today's society. Collections: Includes material from the society's national headquarters, regions, branches and centres and items from people who served with, or received assistance from, the British Red Cross since its foundation in 1870. Highlights include the Changi Quilt and Loyd-Lindsay's flag.

Bromley Museum

The Priory, Church Hill
Orpington BR6 0HH

Bromley Museum is situated in the Orpington Priory, an important historic building set in attractive gardens. Throughout the year the museum holds a number of temporary exhibitions and events.

Brooking Collection of Period Architectural Detail, University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich, 30 Park Row
London SE10 9LS


The University of Greenwich houses a proportion of the Brooking Collection of Period Architectural Detail at the Avery Hill Campus near Eltham, London SE9. This is not open to the public but is accessible through CPD short courses.

Bruce Castle Museum

Lordship Lane
London N17 8NU


Bruce Castle is a Grade I listed 16th century manor house in 20 acres of parkland. William Compton - a member of Henry VIII's court - built the oldest surviving parts of the building. Since then the building has been modified several times by new owners including the Coleraine family.

Brunel Museum

Brunel Engine House, Railway Avenue
London SE16 4LF


Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first and last projects are on the River Thames. The Thames Tunnel with his father Sir Marc Brunel is now an International Landmark Site and the oldest section of tunnel in the London Underground. Collections: An exhibition in the restored Engine House tells the story of the men who worked in the dark, dodging flames and showered with raw sewage every day. Watercolours, peep-shows, engravings, and models, explain this epic feat of engineering.

Carlyle's House - National Trust

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea
London SW3 5HL


A classic Queen Anne house, this was the home of the writer Thomas Carlyle from 1834 until his death in 1881. A tall townhouse in Cheyne Row, close to the River Thames, Carlyle's House was built in 1708 as part of a terrace of London homes.

Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street
London WC1A 2HH


The Cartoon Museum exhibits the very finest examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day. There is also a shop, an archive and a reference library.

Charles Dickens Museum

48 Doughty Street
London WC1N 2LX


Number 48 Doughty Street is the only remaining London home of eminent Victorian author Charles Dickens. Dickens described the terraced Georgian dwelling as 'my house in town' and resided here from 1837 until 1839 with his wife and young family. Collections: The collection ranges from paintings by well-known Victorian artists such as Maclise and Frith to manuscripts, personal items, memorabilia and reconstructed rooms.

Chocolate Museum, The

187 Ferndale Road, Brixton
London SW9 8BA


The Chocolate Museum's mission is to inspire a passion for learning about quality chocolate and its history both in Britain and worldwide. Britain, one of the three largest consumer of chocolate in the world, is indeed where solid chocolate was invented, and the first country to give chocolate to its army: chocolate helped sailors and soldiers from the 1780s to World War I and II. Collections: Our collection encompasses a range of objects and memorabillia acquired over many years from different merchants and collectors. Our oldest artefact dates back to the 18th century.

Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AQ


Visit Churchill War Rooms to discover the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. Explore the historic rooms to experience the secret history that lives on underground.

Cinema Museum

The Master's House, 2 Dugard Way, off Renfrew Road
London SE11 4TH


The Cinema Museum is a charitable organisation founded in 1986. The content of The Cinema Museum ranges from items relating to film production to film exhibition and the experience of cinema going.

Clockmakers' Museum, The

Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London EC2P 2EJ


The museum was founded in 1813 and is the oldest collection specifically of clocks, watches and marine timekeepers in the world. It has been open to the public (free) since 1873.

Corps of Army Music Museum

Kneller Hall
Twickenham TW7 2DU


The Corps of Army Music Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of British military music.

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

Airport House, Purley Way
Croydon CR0 0XZ


Built in 1928, it's official title was Air Port of London, Croydon. This was the UK's international airport through the 1920s and 30s. Exhibition space includes displays located in the world's oldest Air Traffic Control Tower in Airport House. Features include interactive display, exhibits and visual images charting the history of Croydon Airport from World War I airfield, London's international airport, Battle of Britain airfield and closure in 1959.

Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society Museum

Chipstead Valley Primary School
Coulsdon CR5 3BW


The Croydon Natural history & Scientific Society was founded in 1870, as The Croydon Microscopical Club, to encourage the study of the sciences, local history and archaeology of the Croydon area. The museum is a small collection of archives dealing with the society, open for research by appointment with the curator only.

Crystal Palace Museum

Anerley Hill
London SE19 2BA


The history of the Crystal Palace is kept alive by the Crystal Palace Museum which tells the story of the Hyde Park and Sydenham Crystal Palaces. With photographs and displays of documents, handbills and ceramics.

Cuming Museum

The Old Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RY


The Cuming Museum is temporarily closed following the fire at Walworth Road Town Hall in 2013. The museum's onsite services remain temporarily suspended. See the website for details of online exhibitions. Collections: The Cuming Museum comprises the worldwide and local collections of the Cuming family as well as local and social history collected by the borough during the 20th century. We also care for an extensive art collection.

De Morgan Centre, The

38 West Hill
London SW18 1RX


The De Morgan Foundation owns a large collection of the work of the Victorian ceramic artist William De Morgan and his wife, the painter Evelyn De Morgan. The ceramics collection includes vases, tiles and panels.

Design Museum

28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD


The Design Museum is one of the world's leading museums of modern and contemporary design. Since its foundation in 1989, the museum has become the cultural champion of UK design and won international acclaim for exhibitions of modern design history and contemporary design innovation.

Dorich House Museum

Kingston University, 67 Kingston Vale
London SW15 3RN


Dorich House was the studio, gallery and home of the sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare (1907-1966), a Professor of Russian Literature. Dorich House holds the largest single collection of Gordine's bronze and plaster sculptures, as well as many of her paintings and drawings. The Russian art collection includes icons, paintings, ceramics, glassware, metalwork, folk art and furniture dating from the early 18th century to the early 20th century. The archive consists of photographs, architectural drawings, press cuttings, books, correspondence and taped interviews.

Enfield Museum

Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road
Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6DS


Enfield Museum Service aims to reflect the history and cultural diversity of Enfield through advancing an understanding of our collective past and shared future. It is responsible for the care, display and interpretation of collections through temporary exhibitions and events, which aim to make the collections accessible to all the people of Enfield.

England's Past for Everyone

Institute for Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU


England's Past for Everyone is a local history project run by the Victoria County History. Volunteers throughout the country are working alongside authors and researchers to produce a whole range of new resources.

Fan Museum, The

12 Grooms Hill, Greenwich
London SE10 8ER


The Fan Museum is the only museum in the UK entirely dedicated to the subject. The museum is housed in two early Georgian townhouses in the heart of Maritime Greenwich.

Fashion & Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XF


The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) lies at the heart of the Fashion quarter of London's artistic Bermondsey Village. A remarkable building designed by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta, the FTM is now a part of Newham College and is being redeveloped as an up to the minute education, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery.

Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum

Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal
London SE18 6ST


The museum tells the story of the Gunners - the 2.5 million men and women of the Royal Artillery, the part they have played in history and their role in today's British Army. Tales of extraordinary heroism and endeavour are presented alongside explanations the technological and scientific advances driven by the development of artillery from Roman times to the present day.

Florence Nightingale Museum

2 Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank
London SE1 7EW


Discover the woman behind the legend. It includes artefacts owned or used by Florence Nightingale, including her pet owl Athena and the medicine chest she took with her to the Crimea.

Foundling Museum, The

40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ


The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery, established in 1739 by the philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram. Collections: Poignant social history gallery telling the story of London's first home for abandoned children, including personal histories, artefacts, photographs and recordings; London's first art gallery featuring works by Hogarth, Rysbrack, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Roubiliac, Hudson, Ramsay and Wilson; Fine 18th-century, Rococo and Georgian interiors; and Gerald Cook Handel collection of Handel memorabilia.

Freud Museum London

20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX


Listed house in Hampstead where Sigmund Freud and his family lived after fleeing the Nazis in 1938. Collections: Sigmund Freud's large collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental antiquities and his library. His study with the psychoanalytic couch preserve his working environment.

Fulham Palace

Bishop's Avenue
London SW6 6EA


Fulham Palace is a truly remarkable place. For centuries, this Grade I Listed building, situated in extensive grounds by the River Thames, was a country residence of the Bishops of London. Collections: Includes paintings, textiles, books and artefacts illuminating daily life of the Bishops of London, their families and local workers, in and around Fulham Palace over the centuries. Strong social history collection reflects local culture, trades and everyday life.

Fusilier Museum London, The

RRF, HM Tower of London
London EC3N 4AB


The Fusilier Museum tells the story of a British army regiment, formed at the Tower of London in 1685 by King James II. The museum is housed in a building originally built as army Officers' quarters. The building still houses the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers' Regimental Headquarters and the Officers' Mess, which is used for formal dinners and ceremonial occasions.

Garden Museum

5 Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7LB


The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events, symposia and garden. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or even architecture the museum has something for you. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, the museum has a spectacular home in the former St Mary-at-Lambeth Parish Church, which itself its steeped in history and has some interesting stories to tell. For example, the tomb of the John Tradescants, gardeners to Charles I and adventurous plant hunters, can be found in the museum Garden.

Geffrye Museum of the Home, The

136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch
London E2 8EA


The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the urban living rooms and gardens of the English middle classes. Our collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. A series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th century modernity and contemporary living. These rooms are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and an award-winning walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life (open April - October).

Geology Collections, University College London

Geology Rock Room, Room 4, First Floor, South Wing, University College London, Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


The Geology Collection contains a wealth of rocks, minerals and fossils collected from all over the world during the 150 year history of the department. Collections: Primarily a teaching and research resource, some of the 40,000 specimens are on display to the public. One of the highlights is the Johnston-Lavis volcanological collection of minerals, rocks, photographs and gouaches collected from 1880- 1912. The collection also contains the NASA archive of thousands of images housed in the new Planetary Science suite, and the internationally important micropalaeontological collections.

George Padmore Institute

76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park
London N4 3EN


The GPI is an archive, educational research and information centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent, in Britain and continental Europe.

Golden Hinde Living History Museum

The Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street
London SE1 9DE


The Golden Hinde is a full scale reconstruction of the notorious 16th century warship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580. Now berthed in St Mary Overie Dock, near Southwark cathedral, the Golden Hinde is a living history museum offering the opportunity to see what life as a 16th century sailor would have really been like.

Government Art Collection

Queens Yard, 179a Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7PA


Works of art from the collection are displayed in British Government buildings both in the United Kingdom and around the world. Collections: Dating from 1898, the Government Art Collection now holds approximately 12,000 works of art by British artists in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles and video works, from the 16th century to the present day.

Grant Museum of Zoology

UCL Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street
London WC1E 6DE


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.

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sophia with Museum

Moscow Road, Bayswater
London W2 4LQ


The Greek Orthodox Church of St Sophia in Bayswater opened a small museum in its crypt in 2006. It shows various treasures donated to the cathedral by wealthy 19th century patrons, as well as a rotating display of material from the archives of the Greek community in London, stretching back to the 18th century.

Greenwich Heritage Centre

Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich
London SE18 6ST


The Heritage Centre brings together the former Borough Museum and Local History Library to offer a wealth of information and fascinating displays about the history of Greenwich. Collections: A free exhibition, 'Inside the Arsenal' tells the amazing story of the Royal Arsenal and the surrounding area through the lives of the people who lived and worked there.

Guards Museum

Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ


The museum contains a wealth of information and artefacts relating to the five regiments of Foot Guards namely Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty's Household Division and enjoy the treasured privilege of guarding The Sovereign and the Royal Palaces.

Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Yard
London EC2V 5AE


The collections are mainly comprised of British works of art. Included are fascinating views of London & London life from the 16th century to the present day, & Victorian paintings & sculpture including well-known Pre-Raphaelite works.

Guildhall Library

London EC2V 7HH


Guildhall Library, the library of London history, holds the world's largest collection of material devoted to a single city. With titles from the 13th century to the present day, it tells the remarkable story of 2,000 years of life in the capital and covers all aspects of life in London, past and present. Our free temporary exhibitions focus on the library's collections and the history of London, from the history of the City Livery Companies to Shakespeare and the Great Plague.

Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Gunnersbury Park, Pope's Lane, Acton
London W3 8LQ


The local history museum for the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow, housed in a Grade II* listed mansion which was the home of the first English Rothschilds.

Hackney Museum

Technology and Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney
London E8 1GQ


This exciting museum explores the reasons why people have moved to Hackney from all over the world for more than 1000 years. The museum displays include objects, interactives, computer programmes and the stories of real people.

Hampstead Museum - Burgh House

Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead
London NW3 1LT


Burgh House is a grade I listed house built in 1703/4. The Hampstead Museum is incorporated in the House on the first floor and offers permanent displays on Hampstead history. Collections: Permanent displays on the history of Hampstead; John Constable, Helen Allingham and on the Isokon flats and furniture.

Handel House Museum

25 Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1K 4HB


Handel House Museum at 25 Brook Street, London was home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel. He lived here from 1723 until his death in 1759, and composed some of the greatest music in history. Collections: Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Harrow Museum & Heritage Centre

Headstone Manor, Pinner View
Harrow, Middlesex HA2 6PX


Harrow Museum was founded in 1986. It is located in the historic buildings and grounds of Headstone Manor.

Headstone Manor Museum

Headstone Manor, Pinner View
Harrow HA2 6PX


Headstone Manor Museum is a complex of four historic buildings set in beautiful grounds, including the medieval moat. Entry is free to this tranquil oasis hidden away in the middle of a London suburb.

Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives & Museum Service

Central Library, 14-16 High Street
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HD


Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service exists to: take care of the Borough's collections of historic material, help local people find out about their heritage, promote responsible care for all historic items, old and new, and work for the establishment of a Borough Museum in Hillingdon. The Service is Hillingdon's museum and records service.

HMS Belfast

The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2JH


Explore HMS Belfast's nine decks to discover the stories of life on board this warship during Arctic convoys, D-Day and beyond. Imagine sleeping in one of the tightly packed hammocks during duties in Arctic waters, or being stationed deep in the bowels of the ship when she opened fire in support of Allied troops on D-Day.

Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Walk
Carshalton SM5 3NX


Honeywood is a fine late Victorian and Edwardian house, incorporating part of an earlier 17th century building, overlooking the picturesque town ponds. Collections: Displays tell the history of the people of the Borough of Sutton from the days of early settlement to the present, including Tudor life, the mills and country houses linked to the River Wandle, the Victorian and Edwardian eras and the Second World War. Period rooms include the Edwardian Billiards Room with its original fixtures and fittings.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ


The Horniman has a unique range of exhibitions, events and activities which illustrate the cultural and natural world. Our collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments provide the inspiration for our programme of permanent and temporary exhibitions and events and activities.

House of Illustration

2 Granary Square, King's Cross
London N1C 4BH


The House of Illustration is the place to see past and present illustration, both British and international. It will be the world's first centre dedicated to the art of illustration in all its forms. Our aim is to put illustration centre stage and give it the attention it deserves, revealing the creative processes behind illustration and the way in which it impacts on our daily lives.

Household Cavalry Museum

Horseguards Parade, Whitehall
London SW1A 2AX


The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. You can see troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables and hear first hand accounts of their rigorous and demanding training. The experience comes alive with compelling personal stories, interactive displays and stunning rare objects - many on public display for the first time.

HQS Wellington & the Wellington Trust

HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment,
London WC2R 2PN


Launched in 1934, the HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Royal Navy's Grimsby class of sloops. After 4 years of duty in the South Pacific, the ship served with distinction in the Second World War. Collections: Historic charts, silver and gold, ship models, paintings and maritime artefacts.

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln
London WC2A 3PE


The Hunterian Museum collections, brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters including John Hunter (1728-1793), are a fascinating mix of comparative anatomy and pathology specimens; complete skeletons, bones, skulls and teeth; dried preparations, corrosion casts and wax teaching models; historical surgical and dental instruments together with modern surgical instruments and technologies; as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.

Inns of Court & City Yeomanry Museum

10 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3TG


A small collection housed in a classical George II building (1760 approx) in Lincoln's Inn recording the most unusual history of the regiment and its predecessor units going back to 1584 when the members, all lawyers, were formed to defend London against the threat of a Spanish invasion. Subsequently members took part in the English Civil War and the defence of the City during the Gordon Riots.

Islington Local History Centre & Museum

245 St John Street, Islington
London EC1V 4NB


The New Islington Museum opened its doors in May 2008. Using its collection it explores the boroughs history through a number of exciting ways. Collections: Islington Museum.

IWM London (part of Imperial War Museums)

Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ


IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of our Galleries, displays and events. Our new First World War Galleries tell the story of the war - how it started, why it continued and its global impact - through the lives of those who experienced it. Collections: 20th century collections, include: art, documents, film and video archive, printed books, photograph archive, sound archive, exhibits and firearms.

Jewish Military Museum

Shield House, Harmony Way, (off Victoria Road), Hendon
London NW4 2BX


Illustrating British Jewry's contribution to the Armed Forces of the Crown from the Crimea to the present day. The museum commemorates the contribution made by British and other Jewish men and women over the last two centuries who have taken part in the various military struggles, though it inevitably focuses on the two world wars. The museum receives memorabilia donated by veterans and their families.

Jewish Museum London

Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town
London NW1 7NB


The Jewish Museum London celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity. The collections held by The Jewish Museum are unique in the UK for their rich representation of items of Judaica, in particular with an English provenance.

John Wesley's House & the Museum of Methodism

Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road
London EC1Y 1AU


Step back into 18th century London with a visit to Wesley's House. Discover the day-to-day running of a small Georgian town house.Built by Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in 1779, he lived here the last eleven winters of his life, when not touring to visit and preach to his Methodist societies round the country.

Keats House

Keats Grove, Hampstead
London NW3 2RR


Keats House is where the poet John Keats (1795-1821) lived from 1818 to 1820. Here he wrote some of his best known poetry, including 'Ode to a Nightingale'. Collections: The Keats House Collection consists of books, manuscripts, letters, prints, paintings and artefacts relating to the life of the poet John Keats (1795-1821), his circle and the English Romantic movement. The Keats House Collection, including the Keats Memorial Library, is currently available for consultation by appointment only.

Kempton Park Pumping Station & Steam Museum

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane
Hanworth, Middlesex TW13 6XH


Home of the world's largest operating triple expansion steam engine.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens
London W8 4PX


Kensington Palace is not a traditional heritage experience - our approach is tradition with a twist, and we apply this to the four routes that your ticket includes: Victoria Revealed - an exhibition exploring the life and reign of one of the palace's most famous residents Queen Victoria, in her own words; the King's State Apartments which tell the grand stories of the Hanoverian court; the Queen's State Apartments which has a more modern and theatrical display to tell the story of William and Mary through to George I; and Fashion Rules: Dresses from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Kew Palace & Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond TW9 3AB


Step into this tiny doll's house of a palace and sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail, as King George III and his family come to life.

Kingston Museum & Heritage Service

Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS


Kingston Museum was built in 1904. The museum has three permanent galleries: Ancient Origins, Town of Kings (telling the story of the Borough from Saxon times) and Eadweard Muybridge. There is also an art gallery for special exhibitions.

Kirkaldy Testing Museum, The

99 Southwark Street
London SE1 0JF


A museum which preserves a unique Victorian Materials Testing Machine in working order in the premises built to house it. It tells the story of the Kirkaldy family who ran the business for almost 100 years and the wider history of materials testing. The museum occupies the ground floor and basement of 99 Southwark Streeet.

Lea Valley Experience Museum Project, The

10 South Access Road, Walthamstow
London E17 8AX


TThe concept of the museum is based around the industrial transport achievements of the Lea Valley Corridor since the 1800s, and the coming of the railways to the valley. We currently have a collection of many types of artefacts both large and small.

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ


Leighton House Museum is the former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Located on the edge of London's Holland Park, the house is one of the most extraordinary buildings of the 19th century.

Lewisham Heritage

199-201 Lewisham High Street
London SE13 6LG


Lewisham Heritage is responsible for the archives, local history, museum and art collections of the London Borough of Lewisham. The Local History and Archives Centre holds historic materials for the borough of Lewisham and is situated in Lewisham Library.

Library & Museum of Freemasonry, The

Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ


One of the finest publicly available collections of Masonic material in the world. The collections illustrate the international, social and ethnic diversity of the membership including royalty, public figures, scientists and writers as well as the many millions of members from all walks of life. The museum contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia.

Little Holland House

40 Beeches Avenue
Carshalton SM5 3LW


The former home of artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). Designed and built by Dickinson between 1902-04, the Grade II* listed interior was created entirely by him, inspired by the ideals of Ruskin, Carlyle & Morris, in an eclectic mix of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Glasgow School style.

London Canal Museum

12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross
London N1 9RT


London Canal Museum tells the story of London's canals, their people, cargoes, and the horses which pulled their boats. Collections: Centrepiece is the narrowboat Coronis with a reconstructed cabin into which visitors can step, listening to the sound of a family having their meal and discussing their lives. Our collection includes 'roses and castles' canal art and other decorative art, lifting, handling and weighing equipment for cargo, horse care equipment, and the working Bantam IV tug which is moored outside.

London Film Museum

1st Floor, Riverside Building, County Hall
London SE1 7PB


Here at the London Film Museum we celebrate all aspects of the British Film Industry. Since we started in 2008 we have been collecting and displaying items both historical and contemporary from major films.

London Fire Brigade Museum

Winchester House, 94a Southwark Bridge Rd
London SE1 0EG


Visit our museum in Southwark and see how firefighting has developed over the last 340 years. It holds a wealth of information and exhibits depicting the history of firefighting in London from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day.

London Motor Museum

3 Nestles Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex
London UB3 4SB


The London Motor Museum is the only custom car museum in Europe and home to a unique collection of privately owned American and European classic cars of the automobile era ranging from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The London Motor Museum has a fantastic collection of over 100 classic and custom cars, including hot rods, film cars like the Batmobile, Delorean (Back To The Future), a signed Ford Torino (Starsky and Hutch) and a range of beautiful cars from the 1930s to the present day, creating a unique blend of classic and custom cars which are unique and breathtakingly stunning.

London Motorcycle Museum

Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South
Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9LB


The LMM - London's only motorcycle museum - is the capital's friendly focus for Britain's biking history and heritage. We have some 80 machines and other exhibits on permanent display.

London Museum of Water & Steam

Green Dragon Lane
London TW8 0EN


Housed in a Grade I listed water pumping station built in the 19th century to supply Londoners with water, the museum is recognised as the most important historic site of the water industry in Britain. The museum's architecture ranges from late Georgian to Italianate with a thriving community of artists housed in the site's external workshop buildings. There is also an excellent 'Water for Life' gallery which describes the provision of water to London from Roman times to the present day.