Articles in the category museum library archive

Robert Owen Museum, Newtown

The Robert Owen Memorial Museum is the only museum specifically devoted to social reformer Robert Owen. It is located on the ground floor of the Town Council building in the centre of Newtown, Wales. The Grade 2 listed building, of Arts and Crafts design was erected in 1902, in order to provide a Free Library and a meeting […]

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute

The Bath Royal and Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI) is an educational charity founded in 1824. Rev. Leonard Jenyns – friend and close correspondent of Charles Darwin bequeathed the BRLSI his library of over 2,000 books, correspondence of over 700 letters, scrapbooks and his Herbarium. Jenyns was orginially supposed to be the naturalist accompanying the […]

National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery primarily located in London but with various satellite outstations located elsewhere in the UK. It houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter. Around 1,400 portraits are on display at the Gallery in London throughout the […]

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery contains a reconstruction of novelist George Eliot‘s London drawing room of 1870 and many of her personal items as well as local history exhibitions. The museum holds collections related to the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? […]

The British Museum, London

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Gallery 22 Its gallery number 22 contains busts of a number of ancient Greek thinkers and writers who are part of the humanist tradition. Socrates (469-399 BCE), whose freethinking scepticism brought him into conflict with authoritarian political forces of the day and […]

Natural History Museum, London

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Manchester Museum

As well as having some of the specimens Darwin collected, The Manchester Museum was opened by The University of Manchester (formerly Owens College), following advice from the scientist T.H. Huxley. The Museum building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the Natural History Museum in London) and reflects Charles Darwin‘s evolutionary principles. Sorry, the […]

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

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Dorset County Museum

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Bishopsgate Library, London

The Bishopsgate Institute is a cultural institute, housed in a Grade II* listed building housing in the City of London offering a range of activity: courses for adults, a regular cultural events programme, an historic library and hall and room hire. Bishopsgate Library Bishopsgate Library is an independent, charity-funded library located within the Bishopsgate Institute. Its collections cover […]