Guide to... Local History Museums in London

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Geffrye Museum
Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA

Changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. Also...Read more

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Dennis Severs' House
Dennis Severs' House

Dennis Severs' House, 18 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX

Enactments of life in the 18th and 19th centuriesRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Foundling Museum
Foundling Museum

Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

History of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first home for abandoned children, art by many of Britain's most...Read more

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Burgh House
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

Burgh House, New End Square, London, NW3 1LT

Local history, culture, art exhibitsRead more

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Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE

Located in the Guildhall, collection includes art and cultural artefacts about London, Victorian-era works, remains...Read more

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Greenwich Heritage Centre
Greenwich Heritage Centre

Greenwich Heritage Centre, London, SE18 4DX

Local history, culture, Royal Arsenal and the Royal Woolwich DockyardRead more

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Greenwich Visitor Centre
Greenwich Visitor Centre

Greenwich Visitor Centre, London, SE10 9LW

Also known as Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, history of the World Heritage Site, its builders and buildings,...Read more

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Hackney Museum
Hackney Museum

Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ

Local history and culture[9]Read more

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Islington Museum
Islington Museum

Islington Museum, 245 Saint John Street, London, EC1V 4NB

Local historyRead more

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Barnet Museum
Barnet Museum

Barnet Museum, 31 Wood Street, London, EN5 4BE

Local history, costumes, domestic items, laceRead more

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Brent Museum
Brent Museum

Brent Museum, Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Road, London, NW10 2SF

Located in the Willesden Green Library Centre, local history and culture, formerly the "Grange Museum of Community...Read more

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Bromley Museum
Bromley Museum

Bromley Museum, Luxted Road, London, BR6 7JT

Local history and culture[3]Read more

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Bruce Castle
Bruce Castle Museum

Bruce Castle, Lordship Lane, London, N17 8NU

Local history, cultureRead more

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Carshalton
Honeywood Museum

Carshalton, Honeywood Walk, London, SM5 3NX

17th-century house with details from different eras of ownership, local history exhibitsRead more

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Crystal Palace Museum
Crystal Palace Museum

Crystal Palace Museum, Anerley Hill, London, SE19 2BA

History and memorabilia of The Crystal Palace[6]Read more

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Cuming Museum
Cuming Museum

Cuming Museum, 5 Ethel Street, London, SE17 1NH

Local history, culture; small collection of Ancient Egyptian objects. Closed since March 2013 due to fire damage.Read more

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Forty Hall
Forty Hall Museum

Forty Hall, Middlesex, EN2 9HA

Local history, 17th and 18th century ceramics and pottery, 19th and 20th century china, glasswareRead more

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Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park Museum

Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ

Local history of Hounslow and Ealing boroughs, archaeology, costume, fine art, ceramics, also Edwardian era kitchen...Read more

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Harrow Museum
Harrow Museum

Harrow Museum, Headstone Recreation Ground, Pinner View, London, HA2 6PX

Local history, industry, archaeology, also known as Headstone Manor MuseumRead more

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Jack the Ripper Museum
Jack the Ripper Museum

Jack the Ripper Museum, 12 Cable Street, London, E1 8JG

History of the East London in the 1880s, providing a serious examination of the crimes of Jack the Ripper within the...Read more

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Kingston Museum
Kingston Museum

Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way, London, KT1 2PS

Local history, Eadweard Muybridge gallery of photographs, exhibits of art, photography, cultureRead more

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Merton Heritage Centre
Merton Heritage Centre

Merton Heritage Centre, London Road, London, SM4 5DX

Local history[14]Read more

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Museum of Croydon
Museum of Croydon

Museum of Croydon, 1918 Katharine Street, London, CR0 1NX

Local history, culture, social history, Riesco Gallery with collections of Chinese pottery and ceramics, and Roman...Read more

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Museum of Immigration and Diversity
Museum of Immigration and Diversity

Museum of Immigration and Diversity, 19 Princelet Street, London, E1 6QH

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Museum of London
Museum of London

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

City's history, culture, archaeologyRead more

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Museum of Richmond
Museum of Richmond

Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, London, TW9 1TP

Local history, cultureRead more

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Museum of Wimbledon
Museum of Wimbledon

Museum of Wimbledon, 22 The Ridgway, London, SW19 4QN

Local history, culture[15]Read more

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Redbridge Museum
Redbridge Museum

Redbridge Museum, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, London, IG1 1EA

Local history, culture, located on the second floor of Ilford Central Library[16]Read more

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Twickenham Museum
Twickenham Museum

Twickenham Museum, 25 The Embankment, London, TW1 3DU

Local historyRead more

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Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia, Hall Lane, London, RM14 1AU

Artefacts of rural domestic and agricultural lifeRead more

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Valence House Museum
Valence House Museum

Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, London, RM8 3HT

Local history, archaeology, maritime and fishing industry, artRead more

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Blue Plaques in London

Tony Ray-Jones Green Plaque - Tony Ray-Jones photographer 1941-1972 lived and worked here
St. Benet Gracechurch, London Blue Plaque - Site of St. Benet Gracechurch demolished 1876
William Blake White Plaque - William Blake was born on 28 November 1757 in a house which stood on this site.
Christopher Wren White Plaque - Here Lived Sir Christopher Wren during the building of St Pauls Cathedral Here also, in 1502, Catherine, Infanta of Castille and Aragon, afterwards first Queen of Henry VIII, took shelter on her first landing in London
William Frederick Yeames Blue Plaque - W. F. Yeames RA 1835-1918 artist lived here 1894-1912
W. H. Hudson Bronze Plaque - "The house where I was born in the South American pampas... W. H. Hudson." Hudson's Friends Society Of Quilmes, near Buenos Aires, where the great writer was born on August 4th 1841, and where he spent his youth, has placed this bronze tablet at 40 Saint Luke's Road, London, the house in which Hudson lived his last years, and dies on August 18, 1922

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