Professor Hutton's Curiosities

February 2018

Grant Museum and Magic Circle Museum

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The Grant Museum houses 67,000 animal specimens, while the Magic Circle Museum displays props and tricks from history. Look around both here.

Dennis Severs' House

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Explore Britain's unusual museums. In 1979, artist Dennis Severs restored a property in Spitalfields to its 18th century glory - which the public can now enjoy.
July 2016

Pollock's Toy Museum and Royal Society

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Professor Ronald Hutton marvels at Britain's lesser-known collections, including a toy museum in Soho and the historic Royal Society of London.
May 2016

The Horniman Museum

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Professor Hutton trawls the nation's niche museums for intriguing artefacts. The Horniman Museum is the largest community museum in the UK, housing 350,000 items.
April 2016

Brunel and Cuming Museum

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Professor Hutton goes underground at the Brunel Tunnel Museum and stays south of the Thames on a trip to the Cuming Museum, which charts Southwark's history.

Kew Bridge Pumphouse and Handel Museum

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Fascinating museums off the tourist trail. A trip to Kew Bridge Steam Museum, which reveals all about the history of the water supply industry.

The Geffrye Museum

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Professor Ronald Hutton celebrates unsung museums. The Geffrye Museum specialises in the history of the English domestic interior, from furniture to paintings.

Freud's House and Lord's Museum

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A celebration of Britain's quirky museums. Professor Hutton slips into the home of Sigmund Freud and is bowled over at the MCC Museum at Lord's.

Museums of Cartoons and Packaging

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Enter the magical world of museums with Professor Ronald Hutton. The Cartoon Museum has over 5,000 books and 4,000 comics celebrating cartoon art.

Hunterian and Cinema Museum

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Professor Ronald Hutton unearths macabre relics at the Hunterian Museum in Holborn and learns about the history of film at the Cinema Museum in Lambeth.