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A man looking at an AK 47 gun covered in candy displayed in a glass case
detail of mechanism with ropes and pulleys

Up CloseExhibition

Get up close to the objects in this exhibition
see what isn't possible with the naked eye
through the glass an object
sits behind in its case.

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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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