The 19 most unusual but rare London museums

Travel and Leisure

London is the city we never tired of and in which, although it seems incredible, we always find a thousand reasons to return. Because there is always more than a thousand new things to discover. This time we bring you a selection of museums as raruna, zany, kooky and chiflante.

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1- Museum of Freud

Gossiping in the house of anyone ever has a morbid little point, but if we are above talking the house of one of the most famous characters in the story, Sigmund Freud, and the opportunity to lie on his couch and imagine that we are digressing by the Father of psychoanalysis is clearly much more than morbid.

In: 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX.

2- Cartoon Museum

The aim of this tiny museum is to protect all comics, cartoons and drawings of British origin from the eighteenth century to the present and to pay tribute to all those authors, even the most unknown.

In: 35 Little Russell Street. London WC1A 2HH.

3- Hunterian Museum

If you are someone who enjoy watching disturbing things like Churchill’s teeth for example, and does not give human remains grima see Formalin, this is your museum.

In: 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE.

4- Old Operating Theater

If you’re a fan of the series The Knick, you’ll love this museum full of all kinds of appliances and medical instruments nineteenth century, where the equipment was primitive and barbaric and anesthesia something that nobody had ever heard. To visit this museum is to be glad to have been born in the time that we were born.

In: 9a St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY.

5- The Magic Circle Museum

Perfect for fans of magic tricks and for those who enjoy a good special effect. Make sure it is open on the day you want to visit because the magic cannot be improvised.

In: 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.

6- Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

If you are someone who purchases a product by its packaging, if you crazy design or would like to know why a company uses certain logo, do not hesitate: the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising you’ll love their curiosities. More than 12,000 products, packaging and samples to look, compare and discover.

In: 2 Colville Mews, London W11 2AR.

7- The London Sewing Museum

Now that there is a revival of sewing and DIY is the perfect time to visit this small museum and its collection of more than six hundred sewing machines. You will find machines from the year 1850 and even one that Queen Victoria bought for her daughter.

In: 292-312 Balham High Road. London. SW17 7AA.

8- British Dental Association Dental Museum

Not many people know the existence of this museum, owned by the National Association of Dentists, not even own Londoners visit it much, but if you are interested in topics here you will find a lot of instruments, photographs and all kinds of gadgets related to this Fascinating world. The museum has a lot of material donated by Lilian Lindsay, the first dentist in the country back in 1919.

In: 64 Wimpole Street. London. W1G 8YS.

9- Pollock’s Toy Museum

If the dolls so you get “cosica” like clowns, better stay well away from this museum, a place a little sinister even though the shows are toys and dolls of all kinds, some with many years old.

In: 1, Scala Street, London W1T 2HL.

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10- Churchill War Rooms

Fans of the great Winston Churchill can visit this bunker, built by the government during the Second World War and get into the skin of this statesman during those terrible days.

In: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ.

11- The Royal London Museum

If you love the world of medicine, do not hesitate to visit this museum. A huge collection of surgical equipment, uniforms of other times and all sorts of curiosities related to the history of medicine, including original material related to the case of Jack the Ripper and the personal effects of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, who spent the last four years of his life in a room of this hospital. Fascinating.

In: Whitechapel Road. London E1 1BB.

12- Fan Museum

There is nothing in this world that cannot be the protagonist of a collection, and of course the fans are one of those objects worshiped by collectors and have a small group of fans. In this museum you can see more than four thousand exhibits, some with up to a thousand years old.

In: 12 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ER.

13- Ragged School Museum

Old blackboards, desks, inkwells and many more pieces of educational materials used by the smaller two hundred years in the first schools. In this museum, you will discover how it was going to class at the time of Queen Victoria, but no one will punish you with the rule.

In: 46-50 Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR.

14- The Crime Museum

Another macabre museum to add to the London scene, but perhaps this is the most morbid. That is why it is also known as The Black Museum. What can you find here? Uff, weapons of all kinds that have been committed murders in the city (also have material from the crimes of Jack the Ripper and Charlie Peace) as well as samples of the creepiest crimes. Eye, the museum is not accessible to everyone.

15- London Fire Brigade Museum

A must for anyone who ever visit dreamed of being a firefighter. This museum is located inside the old firehouse Southwark and you will impress the amount of machinery that exposes the Victorian era. You can only visit by appointment.

In: 4a, Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0EG.

16- Silver Vaults

Not exactly is a museum but attracts thousands of tourists willing to enjoy hours and hours watching all kinds of items of silver jewelery, silverware, etc.

In: 53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS.

17- Dennis Severs’ House

Visit the home of artist Dennis Severs is like taking a time machine and travel to the eighteenth century, an opportunity to feel what life was like at that time, how they lived and families were related, what they ate …

In: 18 Folgate Street. London E1 6BX.

18- The Cinema Museum

An experience that any film fan should miss. The Cinema Museum is a journey through all kinds of curiosities related to the world of cinema, armchairs, red carpets, etc.

In: 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH.

19- Museum of Freemasonry

If you have always felt very curious about this secret society and one of its most important members, do not miss a visit to this museum full of publications, photographs and other objects of the most mysterious.

In: 60 Great Queen Street WC2B 5AZ.

Written by Alex

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