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.