1. Quite an entrance, but where?
2. Where might your refreshments look a little like this?
3. Something’s not quite right with this £10 note. But where is it?
4. A sleeping child, by Antony Gormley, is an often-missed exhibit on the floor of which museum?
5. This 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite must be one of the oldest exhibits in the world… but where can you touch it?
6. This circle of flattened brass instruments greets visitors to which museum?
7. The ultimate teddy bear’s picnic?
8. A unique warning at one of London’s best local museums
9. Two little space invaders guarding a doorway
10. And finally… outside which big museum will you find this celebration of families?
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- Natural History Museum (it’s the lesser-known entrance on Exhibition Road).
- London Transport Museum, of course. The cafe used to do smoothies in the colours of the tube lines.
- The British Museum’s money gallery. This dodgy tenner, and hundreds like it, featured in an actual episode of Doctor Who, as played by David Tennant.
- The Science Museum. Find the mini-masterpiece on the floor of the Wellcome Wing, at the back of the museum.
- The Royal Observatory Greenwich. The meteorite predates the emergence of life on Earth, it’s that old.
- The V&A Museum. The instruments were crushed by the bascules of Tower Bridge -- a surreal but brilliant idea by the artist Cornelia Parker.
- The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Sadly, the museum is currently closed for a major refit.
- The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. The museum’s most famous exhibit is an over-stuffed walrus, whom you’re not allowed to touch even in non-Covid times. Biscuits shaped like the creature can be bought in the canteen.
- The Museum of London. The computer sprites were added to the Victorian walk by street artist Invader.
- The Imperial War Museum, whose grounds also include a fragment of the Berlin Wall, murals of children’s TV characters, a community orchard, small playground and some very impressive totem poles. Worth a wander.
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