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23 Military & Naval
museums in London

How was surgery performed before the days of anaesthetic? What tools did dentist's use before the electric drill? Find the answers to these questions and more with London's medical museums.

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Battle of Britain Bunker

The former RAF Uxbridge site that played pivotal role in defending Britain during the Second World War.

Outer LONDON

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Churchill War Rooms

The secret underground headquarters where Prime Minister Winston Churchill worked and lived during the Second World War.

Central LONDON

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Cutty Sark Visitors Center

Step back in time and discover the incredible stories that gave Cutty Sark her reputation as one of the fastest and greatest sailing ships of all time.

East LONDON

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Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Exhibition displays of Maritime Greenwich and its connections with the sea and exploration set in an 18th century hall.

South LONDON

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Fenton House

Former 17th century merchant's home with a walled garden, classic Georgian furniture and harpischord collections.

North LONDON

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Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum

The history of the weapons—from the earliest cannons to the various artilleries employed today.

South LONDON

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Hall Place and Gardens

Set in 65 acres of stunning award winning gardens, this grade I listed Tudor mansion was built for a former Lord Mayor of London in 1537.

Outer LONDON

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HMS Belfast

The battleship that served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War.

Central LONDON

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Household Cavalry Museum

Living museum about real soldiers doing a real job unchanged since the days of Charles II over 350 years ago.

Central LONDON

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum London covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day.

South LONDON

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Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum

Tracing the history of The Inns of Court Regiment and predecessor units, from 1584 through many conflicts right up to the present day.

Central LONDON

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Jewish Military Museum

The history and memorabilia, of British Jewish Servicemen and Women, who fought and often lost their lives serving their country at war.

North LONDON

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Museum of London Docklands

The history of London's River Thames told in a set of 19th centuary Georgian sugar warehouses.

East LONDON

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National Maritime Museum

Explore Britain’s seafaring history in the largest maritime museum in the world.

South LONDON

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Royal Air Force Museum

One of two sites belonging to the U.K's only national museum that tells the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.

North LONDON

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Royal Armouries

Located within the Tower of London grounds and home to the national collection of arms and armour, is Britain's oldest museum.

Central LONDON

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Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum

Home of the "Chelsea Pensioners" as well as a reconstruction of a typical berth, the uniform of a veteran soldier, and many other artefacts.

West LONDON

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The Fusilier Museum

Sited within the Tower of London grounds, the history of the Royal Fusiliers dating back to 1685 is told.

Central LONDON

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The Golden Hinde II

Experience the life of a 16th century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde II, a full-sized reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake.

Central LONDON

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The Guards Museum

The small museum detailing the history of Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry, with tours, talks and displays.

Central LONDON

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The National Army Museum

The overall history of the British Army, British colonial, imperial and commonwealth forces from 1066 to the present day.

West LONDON

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The Royal Military School of Music Museum

This small but fascinating collection and memorabilia associated with military music from the last two hundred years.

Outer LONDON

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Tower of London

The world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo.

Central LONDON