Odd Museums in London

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When you think museums and big cities you might think they are all the same, but there are some quirkier museums than the bigger ones most people chose to see.

Horniman Museum

Already at the entrance, you understand that this is not the typical museum. In the basement, there is an antique, over-stuffed walrus (the taxidermist had never seen a real walrus). The collection comes initially from the tea trader Frederick John Horniman, who had a great interest in exotic animals and humans. Totally free, and open daily from 10.30 and 17.30.

100 London Road, SE23
Subway: Forest Hill
www.horniman.ac.uk

Denis Severs’ House

The house looks like it’s frozen in time somewhere around the 18th or 19th century. This is an experience where you use your senses. There are sights, sounds, smells that all help you imagine the life of the people who may have lived there. A bed look like someone just got up. On the table, you see the remains of a meal someone just left. On Mondays, they have special tours in the glow of candlelight. Open Sundays and every other Monday. Cost between £ 8 and £ 12th

18 Folgate Street, E1 6BX
Underground: Liverpool Street
www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

Cinema Museum

Here you’ll find movie posters, projectors, uniforms and anything a cinema lover can imagine. You have to book your visit. Cost £ 7 for adults and £ 5 for children.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7840 2200
2 Dugard Way, SE11 4TH
Underground: Elephant and Castle
www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

RAF Museum

In North London you can have a look at old airplanes, older airplanes and very old aircrafts. If you have not seen enough airplanes when you leave, you have missed one of the exhibition halls. The museum is free and open 10:00 to 18:00 every day.

Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
4 Subway: Colindale
www.rafmuseum.org.uk

Museum of Childhood

At the Bethnal Green Museum you will find of Childhood part of the major V & A (Victoria and Albert Museum). You find all  toys you can imagine, but also interactive exhibits designed specifically for children. Open daily between 10.00 and 17.45, for free.

Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
Underground: Bethnal Green
www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/

Hunterian Museum

The bones of a massive, Winston Churchill’s veneers and infected individual continues to be in jugs are among the unusual displays at the Hunterian Museum, which is certainly one of London’s oddest. Based on the selection of an 1700s anatomist, Bob Seeker, the museum is home to a large number of biological types and medical curiosities. Situated within the Elegant Higher education of Doctors, it has an spooky environment and many amazing traditional things such as a set of surgery platforms designed for the diarist Bob Evelyn. The Hunterian Art gallery, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Areas, WC2A 3P., Start Wednesday to Weekend 10 – 5. Entrance free. 020 7869 6560.

www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums