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Regency History -- The History of the British Museum. (Image is Staircase of the British Museum in Montagu House    Watercolour by George Scharf I (1845)    © Trustees of the British Museum)

The history of the British Museum

Regency History -- The History of the British Museum. (Image is Staircase of the British Museum in Montagu House Watercolour by George Scharf I © Trustees of the British Museum)

Visitors at the British Museum, c.1819

British Museum - Tom & Bob, 'Real Life in London', Caricatures and humorous prints

People crossing London Bridge around the turn of the century (could be anything from 1890 to 1910).

The London Street Photography exhibition opens from 18 February to 4 September 2011 and will display images from a variety of photographers and decades including this early century image of London Bridge.

6th Century map (the ‘London Copperplate’) showing the location of Bedlam Hospital. The long, wide road to the right is the present day Bishopsgate; still a major route through the City (image from the Museum of London)

Tales From the Terminals: Liverpool Street…. From Bedlam to Kindertransport (Part One)

Century map (the ‘London Copperplate’) showing the location of Bedlam Hospital. The long, wide road to the right is the present day Bishopsgate; still a major route through the City (image from the Museum of London)

Saga, 19th Century, Museums

Mammoth Skeletons in the North Geological Gallery of the British Museum, London - late 1800s

Mammoth Skeletons in the North Geological Gallery of the British Museum, London - late

'The British Museum: drinking fountains under the portico', Wellcome Library, CC BY-NC

255 years ago today, the British Museum opened its doors. It was the first ever national public museum. As a public museum, it was free to all and aimed to

The British Museum Library

255 years ago today, the British Museum opened its doors. It was the first ever national public museum. As a public museum, it was free to all and aimed to

The interior of Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross in the Edwardian period.

The interior of Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross in the Edwardian period.

Fleet Street, 1894. Horses had not yet been replaced by cars.

Fleet Street, where the Fleet River once ran. In 1894 horses had not yet been replaced by cars.

19th Century, Museums

General View of the City of London and the River Thames in the 18th century.

A General View of the City of London, Next the River Thames: century by Carington Bowles. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London

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