The Natural History Museum first opened its doors on 18 April 1881, but its origins stretch back to 1753 and the career of Sir Hans Sloane, a doctor and collector. Today the Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre using their unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.
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I’ve lived in Marylebone ever since I moved to London from Stockholm twelve years ago, and Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street remains my favourite place in the area to this day.
The Wallace Collection is one of Marylebone’s cultural treasures. Built over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, it is an internationally outstanding collection which contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain.
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I’ve been visiting the British Museum quite a lot lately as I’ve been researching ancient Egypt and the mummies for my latest Violet book.