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Up Close exhibition online

Up close intricate detail of the spanning mechanism of a target crossbow

Up Close

"The closer you look the more human the objects become"

A digital photography exhibition that explores marks left by humans on our collection and what they can tell us.

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An artist's impression of the what the Tower of London looked like in the year 1300

Tower of London

Explore our history as one of the world’s oldest museums and our links to the Tower of London

Discover your culture and our history
A conservator stand a ladder to clean the armour of a full size elephant

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