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.