The collections at London Transport Museum comprise more than 450,000 objects which cover all aspects of public transport in London from 1800 to the present day.
An extensive range of exhibits and memorabilia tells the story of one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world.
The ultimate celebrity experience invites you to take the perfect photo with wax figures of the world’s most famous faces.
Open to the public since 1882, every available wall space is occupied by the botanical paintings of Marianne North, which are arranged according to the continent from which the plant is found. Together they form a breathtaking compendium of the world’s flora and fauna.
In 1999, artist Mark Dion and a team of local volunteers combed the forehsore of the river in front of Tate Modern, and Tate Britain. The collection of material remains, the artefacts buried within the Thames tells the story of London’s rich industrial and cultural history.
Step into the fateful day in 1545 when Mary Rose sank under the horrified gaze of Henry VIII. The decks are set out as they would have been in the 16th century and one end of the museum houses a display about the day-to-day lives of the ship’s crew.
The World of Mechanical Music is a living museum displaying the extraordinary variety of self-playing (mechanical) musical instruments and automata.
The historic house and garden of the Bishop of London since 704, now open to all to discover 1300 years of British history.
The Museum of Knots and Sailor’s Ropework is a small private museum with an unique collection of sailor’s ropework, both practical and decorative.
See here the history of London, from prehistoric times to the present, told through reconstructed interiors and street scenes, alongside displays of original artefacts found during the museum’s archaeological digs.
Housed in a historic warehouse, the Roman, Danish and Saxon history of the river and its docks is presented via exhibits and a series of videos.
Wesley’s Chapel, City Road in London was built in 1778 by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Onsite are the 18th century house in which Wesley lived in the last twelve years of his life as well as his grave, to the rear of the Chapel, where he was buried in 1791. The Museum of Methodism is located in the Chapel’s crypt; this charts the Methodist movement from its beginnings to the present day.
Greater Manchester’s delightful Museum of Transport has one of the largest collections of its kind in the country and is run by the volunteers of the Greater Manchester Transport Society.
The Museum of Witchcraft is home to the largest collection of authentic witchcraft paraphernalia and artefacts in the world. This lively and eccentric collection illuminates a mysterious and fascinating element of England’s rich folk history.
The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and includes over 3,500 named Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Bush fruit, Vine and Cob Nut cultivars. Located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham (Kent), it is part of an international programme to protect plant genetic resources for the future.
The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
Experience the world’s largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries.
The National Museums Scotland hold collections of national and international importance, presenting and interpreting them for a broad audience.
The Llanberis Slate Museum tells the history and politics of this important natural resource.
The National Trust is a conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and making them available for everyone.
Barbara Nicholson (1906-1978) illustrated a number of botanical books in addition to a series of educational posters that were commissioned by the Natural History Museum. These compositions showed the diverse range of British ecological communities which were not only very popular and informative and most importantly, scientifically accurate.
The New Art Centre features some of the world’s most remarkable pieces of modern art in the timeless surroundings of rolling Wiltshire countryside.
A museum in the broader sense, this has regular exhibitions about the future of architecture and planning in London. Includes an incredible scale model of London in its lobby.
The collections at Northampton Museums include social history, fine and decorative art as well as 5000 items of military history, 35,000 geological specimens and 5000 items of leather. The shoe collection of 12,000 shoes, is the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world.
Novelty Automation is a home for arcade machines, with some guest machines made by kindred spirits.
The collections cover a huge area from North Africa to South East Asia.
The Museum is an important centre for research and teaching, and is organised into Life Collections, Earth Collections, and Archival Collections.
The Parliamentary Art Collection is owned jointly by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is administered by a committee in either house.
The People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy. The Museum aims to engage, inspire and inform diverse audiences by showing ‘There have always been ideas worth fighting for’.
With its 80,000 exhibits, the Petrie is bursting at its seams with items from the Nile valley dating back 5,000 years. On display are everyday Egyptian objects such as pots, bowls, jewellery, combs and tiles.
The underpass at Pimlico Underground Station is decorated with murals, painted in the early 1970s, which depict artworks from the collection of Tate Britain, a short walk away from the station.
The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology, from around the world and throughout human history.
Pollock’s Toy Museum is an intriguing place where you can encounter toys from your own childhood.
Extraordinary collection of natural history, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. Quex House, the Powell-Cotton family home, invites you into the lives of this remarkable family. You can also step back into the world of Victorian horticulture by exploring the beautiful gardens
The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was founded in 1834 is a professional body for architects in the UK and abroad. The RIBA Library collection includes over four million books, journals, photographs, drawings and archives.
At the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum the bard’s words are brought to life through objects such as his writing kit and audio clips of his poetry.
The academy’s museum boasts hundreds of different musical instruments.
The Royal Air Force Museum tells the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections, with sites at Hendon in North London and Cosford in the Midlands. The Museum’s collections include over 200 military aircraft, from very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets.
RAMM is housed in a magnificent gothic revival building brought up to date by an almost complete refurbishment just two years ago. The collection numbers more than a million objects from every part of the globe, but particularly from Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour, including artillery.
From the Roxburgh Collection, ‘Tamarindus indica’ gouache on paper, unknown Indian Artist, c.1790s
A former royal residence, the extravagant pleasure palace was built as a seaside retreat for the Prince Regent in 1811.
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 and now holds a collection of over 300,000 items – from agriculture to computing and medical history.
Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works weaves the tale of jute with the life and work of old Dundee, from the incredible rise of the industry to its subsequent decline.
The Gallery has an outstanding collection of international post-war work and the most important and extensive collection of modern Scottish art.
Built around 1619 by Sir Baptist Jones, Bellaghy Bawn is a fortified house and bawn (the defensive wall surrounding an Irish tower house) Explore the history and background of the area that inspired Heaney’s poetry, including the library devoted to his work.
Welcome to the Shell Grotto where you’ll find 4.6 million shells, 70 ft. of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, 2,000 sq. ft. of mosaic and one big mystery.
A privately run museum in London dedicated to the famous factional detective Sherlock Holmes.
It’s stuffed with curios and is almost exactly as Soane left it when he died in 1837. Among the treasures are an Egyptian sarcophagus that Soane was so elated at acquiring that he partied for three days.
Extraordinary treasures collected over a life time by Charles Wade. From tiny toys to Samurai armour, musical instruments to fine clocks, thousands of objects are laid out for you to see just as Mr Wade intended. You can discover his passion for craftsmanship, colour and design.
The Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts Library are used for teaching, learning, research and curating, and have a strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art.
A collection of architectural details and wonders from Spitalfields, London.
The world’s first ocean-going liner was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and launched in 1843. Engaging displays tell the story of a vessel that changed maritime history, as well as of its late-20th-century recovery and restoration.
After a short video explaining the history of Bart’s and its founding in 1123, this museum offers a crash course in the changing face of London hospitals and how Bart’s developed.
The Stained Glass Museum was established in the 1970s to rescue and preserve stained glass and now houses a national collection of British stained glass.
Originally the collection of Leonard Bolingbroke a local solicitor. The museum now has one of the largest domestic life collections in the country, encompassing everything from jelly moulds to jigsaw puzzles, from vacuum cleaners to Valentines.
These amazing images are part of a series launched by the Museum of London’s Streetmuseum app which lets you walk side by side with Londoners from the 19th and 20th century.
Built in 1535 by a prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sutton House retains much of the atmosphere of a Tudor. Discover oak-panelled rooms, original carved fireplaces and a charming courtyard.
Tate Britain is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner.
This extraordinary early 20th-century country villa is a masterpiece of Modernist design, in the midst of a picturesque woodland garden not far from Esher in Surrey.
On the 11th of July 2023, Mr and Mrs Boetti discover on the side of a walking trail between les Carroz d’Arraches and Samoens in the French Alps, a neatly folded pile of women clothing. They have not met anybody for more than two hours and intrigued by the idea that someone culd have left the trail, naked—and to go where?—the couple empty the pockets and only find a wallet. The full content of this wallet is represented on this scarf.
After having called the police and slightly shaken by the discovery, they return to Turin where they live. The first night, both of them have the same dream. They are in a bar somewhere in the midwest, in the States.. In their dream, a young woman seat at their table despite the place being rather empty. For Mrs Boetti she is blonde, for Mr Boetti, she is dark haired and reminds him of Pocahontas from the Disney movie. After what seems to be a slightly uncomfortable silence the young woman ask them if they would like to see something. They suddenly feel at ease and nod positively to her request to realise the content of her wallet is already spread across the table.
This is the story our friend Charlotte told us in what has become a detailed description of what was on the table that night. We have found or recreated each element to translate visually what had remained a story which haunted us for a while.
*This Scarf, co-published by Mapoésie and Dent-De-Leone is sometimes performed with the story of the objects represented.
Travel back in time and discover the history of The Potteries including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, a World War II Spitfire, decorative arts and natural history.
The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, purchased with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
The longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and Mexico is a vitally important partnership. We support a range of British interests in Mexico, working together through a number of bilateral programmes, including political, commercial and economic activities of interest to both countries.
A collection of 900 artworks instigated by architect Eugene Rosenberg.
This Museum houses the national childhood collection.
Victoria and Alferd museum, a not-for-profit institution founded by Prune Victoria and Ingalil Alferd. The collection is based on personal curiosity, an interest for mistakes and tautological anomalies.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.
The world’s oldest establishment dedicated to collecting information about the Holocaust.
The William Morris Gallery is devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist.
Wander round this evocative and interactive collection of oval-ball artefacts and memorabilia and view permanent exhibits showing how the sport has spread around the world from its roots in English public schools.
The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson
The London Zoo is a major city zoo and research centre helping to conserve numerous species in naturalistic habitat.