There's a basement behind a gated entrance in plain sight but hidden from view in central London which conceals a surprisingly large museum.
The once-a-year late night event where loads of museums open late at the same time is to take place twice this year, with a second round in October.
On the weekend that the new Museum of the Mind opened at Bethlem Hospital in south London, I wandered over to its former home in Lambeth for a bite of lunch.
A first museum meal of the new year and as with all new-year resolutions, time for something annoyingly healthy to offset the excesses of the past month.
If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round - rather than socks and fragrances… give them a membership pack for a London museum they like to visit.
A small village in the middle of the Kent countryside sports a few pubs, a windswept train station, a canal -- and a most unusual museum.
In 1988, the Victoria and Albert museum launched an advertising campaign that was to prove surprisingly controversial.
A hundred years ago, a man died, and in doing so set in chain a series of events that was to see a large island off the coast of Essex sealed off from the general public, and it remains so to this very day.
One of London's smallest museums can be found in one of its oldest and smallest retail outlets, and is devoted to that most English of pastimes, the cup of tea.
A study has claimed that people who take photos of exhibits in museums or galleries have a worse memory about their visit than those who walk around without a camera.
In darkest South London can be found a remarkable time capsule sitting in an otherwise ordinary industrial building, for to step past the ordinary doors is to enter a Victorian parlour of industrial delights.
Now than the Papist has been burnt as effigy, we can safely start talking about the next big festival -- that of Christmas and the annual season of gift giving.
Pssst, want a second-hand aircraft carrier? Got one going cheap, only a few million miles on the clock. Go on, would look lovely next to the mantelpiece.
Throughout the land is an organisation that marches along our high streets in a quasi-military fashion, singing hymns and raising money for good causes.
I am going to make a suggestion. If you are looking for a present to give someone this Christmas, and you want something that they can use all year round – rather than socks and fragrances… give them a membership…
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