Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

William Booth College
London SE5 8BQ

salvationarmy.org.uk

The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre tells the story of The Salvation Army from its origins in the 1860s to the present, both in the UK and overseas. The Heritage Centre includes a library, archive and museum.

Science Museum

Exhibition Road
London SW7 2DD

sciencemuseum.org.uk

Where else can you find life-changing objects from Stephenson's Rocket to the Apollo 10 command module, take in a science show, catch an immersive 3D movie, enjoy the thrills of a special effects simulator, introduce children to science with fun, hands-on interactives and encounter the past, present and future of technology in seven floors of galleries? At the Science Museum you can find all this and more.. Collections: The Science Museum has over 300,000 objects in its care, with particular strengths in the history of western science, technology and medicine since 1700. It has been uniquely placed to acquire objects recording the Industrial Revolution, and now holds unrivalled collections in this area. Medical artefacts from all periods and cultures also form an important part of its holdings.

Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London SE1 9DT

shakespeares-globe.org

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance through three central and inter-dependent activities: 1) The faithfully reconstructed Globe Theatre hosts an extensive exhibition about Shakespeare and the theatre of his day. 2) Producing excellent performances through productions of stimulating classic and new plays at the Globe Theatre.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

221B Baker Street
London NW1 6XE

sherlock-holmes.co.uk

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The house is protected by the government due to its 'special architectural and historical interest', while the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian times.

Sikorski Museum

20 Princes Gate
London SW7 1PT

sikorskimuseum.co.uk

The Sikorski Museum was established at the end of World War II by the exiled Polish community in London who did not wish to return home to a Russian controlled homeland. The exhibition consists of 10,000 military objects, and the Enigma Ciphering Machine which was cracked by Polish mathematicians. Exhibits are marked in Polish, but for non-Polish speakers there is an English language tour.

Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3BP

soane.org

The architect Sir John Soane's house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. Collections: Sir John Soane's Museum comprises his collections and personal effects, acquired between the 1780s and his death in 1837. The museum's collections contain many important works of art and antiquities, including Hogarth's A Rake's Progress and An Election, Canaletto's Riva degli Schiavoni looking West, the alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I, 30,000 architectural drawings, 6,857 historical volumes, 252 historical architectural models as well as important examples of furniture and decorative arts.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
London W1J 0BE

sal.org.uk

The society of Antiquaries of London is charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'. It celebrated its Tercentenary in 2007. The society's 2,900 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians.

Southwark Council Libraries, Arts & Heritage Service

Environment Department, Libraries, Arts and Heritage Division, Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
London SE1

southwark.gov.uk

Southwark Council is responsible for the Cuming Museum, Southwark Local History Library and Archive, Kingswood House, the grade 2 listed house near Sydenham and currently cares for the now-closed Livesey Museum.

Spelthorne Museum

1 Elmsleigh Road
Staines, Middlesex TW18 4PN

spelthornemuseum.org.uk

Woolly mammoths tusks from the Ice Age, tools from the Stone Age, a large collection of Roman artefacts, a 1738 fire engine and Victorian memorabilia - Spelthorne Museum has the whole history of this area.

St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum

North Wing, St Bartholomew
London EC1A 7BE

bartshealth.nhs.uk

Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history. A video relates the foundation of the hospital and life-size models bring the history of Barts to life.

Stephens Collection

Avenue House, East End Road, Finchley
London N3 3QE

london-northwest.com

The Stephens Collection aims to show aspects of the life of Henry Stephens; the history of the Stephens Ink Company; the history of Avenue House; the development of writing.

Sutton House - National Trust

2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney
London E9 6JQ

nationaltrust.org.uk

Built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII, Sutton House is the oldest brick house in East London. Surviving for over 450 years, Sutton House is fascinating for its visible layers of change - from the original Tudor linenfold panelling and stone fireplaces, through the 17th-century painted staircase, to the Victorian Study and the more recent squatter's mural painted during the 1980s.

Syon House & Park

Syon Park
Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF

syonpark.co.uk

Syon Park has been home to the family The Duke of Northumberland for over four hundred years and still owned and looked after by them. It is full of beauty and magnificence, of great paintings and furniture, with perhaps the finest Robert Adam interior in the country. Surrounded by its own parkland, with Kew Gardens across the Thames, it is hard to believe that Syon is barely 10 miles from central London.