Exhibition Road museum row London

Science Museum 0870 8704868 www.sciencemuseum.org.uk Open io-6 daily Natural History Museum 020 7942 5000 www.nhm.ac.uk Open 10-5:50 Mon-Sat, 11-5:50 Sun V&A 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk Open 10-5.45 daily to 10pm Wed Three very different museums, each of world renown, lie at the Cromwell Road end of Exhibition Road. Animatronic dinosaurs and interactive exhibits in the Earth Galleries draw hordes of families to the Natural History Museum. Visitors of a more artistic leaning may appreciate more the building itself, a wonderful creation by Alfred Waterhouse, with carvings of living species on the west side, extinct species on the east. Meanwhile, anyone interested in technology will enjoy the neighbouring Science Museum, not least for Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine of 1832, a vastly complicated automatic calculator that’s often been described as the world’s first computer. With fewer child-pleasing features, the Victoria and Albert Museum V&A is less crowded than its neighbours and all the more enjoyable for this. In particular, the Pirelli Garden courtyard and the beautiful Morris and Gamble Rooms where there’s a new restaurant are delightfully restful places. Elsewhere in the museum are the Sculpture and Painting Galleries; the 20th Century Galleries, which focus on product design; a brilliant Photography Gallery; and the British Galleries, which feature fashion, furniture and interiors from 1500 to 1900. BBC Radio 4 – Exhibition Road site at the V&A – Front Row, Amanda … travelquaz

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Exhibition Road museum row London

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