Magic Circle Museum at the Centre for the Magic Arts

Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

magiccirclevenue.co.uk

Priceless treasures that bring the history of mystery vividly to life. Accompanied by expert guides, you'll see the actual handcuffs used by Harry Houdini and the props used by HRH Prince Charles when he took his examination to become a member of The Inner Magic Circle. Learn how the great illusionist, Chung Ling Soo was shot dead during a performance an 1918. Discover how the British army used a famous magician to make the Suez Canal invisible to enemy bombers in 1941 and, if you look very closely, you might even see how a rabbit appears in a top hat.

Markfield Beam Engine & Museum

Markfield Road, South Tottenham
London N15 4RB

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The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is located in a Victorian Engine House which has in situ the original Beam Pumping Engine and was part of the original Tottenham Sewage Works. The site has recently been landscaped, the engine renovated and the engine restored to steam operation.

Marylebone Cricket Club Museum

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground
London NW8 8QN

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The oldest sports museum in the world, the MCC is housed by the most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord's. Collections: From the original Ashes urn, kit used by the greatest players in the history of the sport to a changing gallery of cricket portraits.

Metropolitan Police Historical Collection

Empress State Building Lillie Road
Fulham SW6 1TR

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The Collection has a display of historical artefacts relating to the history of the Metropolitan Police. This includes old records, uniforms, truncheons, and equipment.

Museum No 1, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond TW9 3AB

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Located within Kew Gardens, Museum No 1 houses the Plants+People exhibition. This shows the many fascinating ways in which we depend on plants, including products from the Amazon to Australia; the artistry of Japanese papers and lacquerware; plant-based medicines like quinine and vincristine that helped revolutionise human healthcare; and examples of the raw materials that make our music and feed, clothe and invigorate us.

Museum of Asian Music

Bradford Road
London W3 7SP

amc.org.uk

The museum of Asian Music is an innovative learning resource with a busy calendar of recitals, events and exhibitions. Opened by the Prince of Wales in 2008, the museum offers an interactive way to discover the diversity of Asian music in a hands-on environment.

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill
London W11 1QT

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200 years of consumer culture, reflected through packaging design, brand development, poster and TV advertising from the collection of Robert Opie. Over 12,000 items including toys, magazines, branded goods, social ephemera, postcards and fashions.

Museum of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street
Croydon CR9 1ET

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The museum of Croydon is built on the fascinating objects and stories of the people who have lived, loved and worked in Croydon. The displays cover the history of Croydon from 1800 to the present day, with changing exhibitions in our Croydon NOW area and temporary exhibition gallery.

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture - MoDA

Middlesex University, 9 Boulevard Drive, Beaufort Park
Colindale NW9 5HF

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The museum of Domestic Design & Architecture's (MoDA) collections are available online, on tour and on request. The collections include wallpapers, textiles, designs, books, catalogues and magazines from the late 19th to the late 20th century. Collections: The Silver Studio collection at MoDA is a Designated Collection of national importance. This is the archive of one of Britain's leading commercial design studios active between 1880 and 1963, and comprises over 40,000 designs on paper, samples, pattern books and an archive of the Studio's letters, diaries, visual reference material, trade cards and other printed ephemera.

Museum of Immigration & Diversity, The

19 Princelet Street
London E1 6QH

19princeletstreet.org.uk

The exhibition 'suitcases and Sanctuary', made largely by local schoolchildren, is a genuinely innovative celebration of immigration housed in a magical Grade II* listed building that combines a remarkable unrestored 1719 Huguenot master silk weaver's house with a rare Victorian synagogue illuminated by a pastel coloured stained glass ceiling. The complementary exhibition 'Leave to Remain' by 3 refugee artists takes a wry look at asylum in today's Britain.

Museum of London

London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN

museumoflondon.org.uk

The Museum of London charts the history of the capital and its people from the prehistoric period to the present day. Its galleries and exhibitions make sensitive use of both traditional and modern interactive techniques, and the museum has long been committed to educational and outreach services.

Museum of London Docklands

No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road
London E14 4AL

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From Roman settlement to the development of Canary Wharf, this 200 year old warehouse reveals the long history of the capital as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. Collections: The collection consists of objects reflecting the social history of the Thames and London's port, including archaeological finds, works of art, scale models, contemporary tools and many miscellaneous items that would have been traded through the port. Collections also include the Sainsbury Archive, a collection of documents, artefacts and photographs relating to the history of the food retailing company founded by John James and Mary Ann Sainsbury in 1869.

Museum of Richmond

Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue
Richmond TW9 1TP

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The museum of Richmond celebrates the rich and diverse social heritage of the borough of Richmond which has been a centre of fashion, the arts and the intellect for centuries. The intimate display spans from the prehistoric times to the present day.

Museum of Soho (mosoho)

St Anne's Tower, 55 Dean Street
London W1D 6AF

mosoho.org.uk

The museum was started c1990 by a group of amateurs, keen to preserve any material relating to the history of Soho. Initially, it was hoped that a traditional museum could be established,but we have gradually come round to the idea that a 'virtual' museum would actually be more feasible. We now have a large interactive touch-screen situated in Sherwood St where you can access illustrations, galleries and articles about Soho from the street.

Museum of the Order of St John

St John's Gate, St John's Lane
London EC1M 4DA

museumstjohn.org.uk

The Museum of the Order of St John tells a unique and fascinating story - the story of the Order of St John - from its origins in 11th century Jerusalem, through to its role today with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN

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The museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society was founded in 1842, as a scientific collection of materia medica for use by pharmacy students in the society's school of pharmacy. It only began to collect historical material in the 1930s. Collections: The 45,000 objects in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's collections cover all aspects of British pharmacy history, from traditional dispensing equipment to 'Lambeth delftware' drug storage jars, and from proprietary (brandname) medicines to medical caricatures.

Musical Museum, The

The Musical Museum, 399 High Street
Brentford TW8 0DU

musicalmuseum.co.uk

The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the 'Mighty Wurlitzer' the collection embraces an impressive and comphrehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players.