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London's Museums

Being a centre for culture, it is no wonder that London is filled with museums and galleries.

The British Museum houses some of the world's finest collections on culture and civilisation.The archaeological and historical artefact collections cover cultures from every corner of the Globe, from Egypt to South America.

The Natural History Museum has a staggering 70 million specimens on display. Built in the late 19th century to house the British Museum's growing collection of natural history specimens, the Natural History Museum holds all of nature under one roof. The terracotta building was constructed using Victorian building techniques and measures 200m from end to end.

The Science Museum is located beside the Natural History Museum. The museum presents science in a simple and effective way using a variety of displays spread across seven floors. Exhibitions are constantly changing and being updated, providing a great resource of information throughout the year.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also known as the V&A, is the national museum of art and design. It was founded in 1852 with the idea of making art acessible to all, while at the same time providing an educational and fun resource. The building of the museum is a sight in itself, representing some of the finest groups of Victorian buildings in the country.

Bird's Eye View of The Natural History Museum & Surrounding Area:

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