Best Quirky Museums in London

If it comes to London attractions we cannot skip mentioning the weird museums in England’s capital. Some of them you might know, and others you can read about for the first time. These interesting museums on a way or another are related to the historic events, happened during the centuries in England and since they are presented in unique way, many tourist visit the attractions.

The Cartoon museum is London’s first cartoon museum, established specially to showing the best British cartoons, comics, caricatures and animation. The museum presents regular exhibitions and also events, and a library.

You can find the Cartoon museum on 35 Little Russell Street, Holborn, London.

One of London’s weird museums is also the Kirkaldy Testing Museum, which is the favourite place for those, who are keen on machines and engineering. The museum is a house of the David Kirkaldy’s 350- ton “ All Purpose Testing Machine”- used for testing the strength of everything from bricks and concrete. The entrance is free for everyone and it is open on the first Sunday of each month from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The address is 99 Southwark Street, London.

In the list of most weird and attractive museums, took place the Sherlock Holmes Museum. This Grade II listed lodging house is furnished as the apartment of Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective and his good friend, called Doctor Watson. The museum is situated on Baker street and it features waxworks, Victorian ephemera and a very popular gift shop, offering Sherlock Holmes’s antiques and souvenirs. It is open every day from 9:30 am till 6 pm.

If you get bored of London’s usual images of luxurious and stylish buildings and hotels, such as Canary Wharf hotels, and need of some magic, then we have something for you. Magic Circle Museum at the Centre for Magic Arts is something that also its visiting is a must, once you get in London. There is more than a trick with a rabbit in a hat and the magic never ends there. Visitors can see some of the world’s most important and impressive tricks, including the handcuffs used by Harry Houdini and props used by HRH Prince of Wales, during his inductions into the mysterious Magic Circle. You can go there to visit only by appointment. The address is 12 Stephenson Way, London.

For the fans of theatre, London houses the real one off- the only remaining 19th- century operating theatre across the entire British land. It lands at the top of an old church and inside the theatre visitors can watch demonstrations of surgical techniques and volunteer to be “operated on”. The smell inside there is unique and it is just one of the details, building the whole atmosphere. The Old Operating Theatre is open every day from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

During the tourist season, hotels in London, like Islington hotels, organize excursions to some of the quirky museums. But this is only for groups of tourists and mostly for kids, being accommodated at the hotels. But no matter in which London borough you are, you can always go to see these unique attractions.


March 24, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Attractions, Hotels, Planning

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