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  • 1. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM
  • 2. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 1/7
    • SIR JOHN SOANE
      • (Goring-On-Thames, 10 September 1753 – 20 January 1837)
  • 3. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 2/7
    • LOCATION AND TIMETABLE
      • 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
      • London, WC2A 3BP
      • Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, from 10 am to 5 pm. Also on the first Tuesday evening of each month, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Closed on Sunday, Monday, Bank holidays and Christmas Eve.
    • HOW TO GET THERE
      • By public transport.
  • 4. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 3/7
    • GROUP VISITS
      • It is compulsory to make an appointment in advance.
      • No more than 20 people each group.
      • Under-age groups must be supervised by 2 adults (preferably 3) at all times.
      • Groups may not visit the museum on Saturday and the first Tuesday of every month.
    • FURTHER INFORMATION
      • Large bags cannot be taken into the Museum.
      • A donation of £50 from each group will be very welcome.
      • Disabled visitors must contact the Museum in advance whenever possible.
  • 5. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 4/7
    • HISTORY
      • Soane bought three houses between 1792 and 1824 in succession in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and rebuilt them. Houses number 12 and 13 were made as his personal architectural laboratory and library and treated house number 14 as a separate dwelling.
      • The Museum was established during Soane's own lifetime by a private Act of Parliament in 1833, which took effect on Soane's death in 1837.
    • The current Director of the Museum is Tim Knox. William Palin, son of Michael Palin (member of the comedian group Monty Python), is the museum's assistant curator.
  • 6. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 5/7
    • SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM MAP
  • 7. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 6/7
    • COLLECTIONS
      • Soane’s collections include approximately the figure of 30,000 architectural drawings, sculptures and antiquities acquired between 1780 and his death in 1837.
    • His principal collections are:
      • Egyptian and Classical Antiquities.
      • Medieval Antiquities.
      • Renaissance Antiquities.
      • 17th and 18th century sculptures.
      • Oriental objects.
      • Timepieces.
      • Furniture.
      • Stained glass.
      • Paintings.
      • Picture frames .
  • 8. SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM 7/7
    • COLLECTIONS
  • 9. The Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL, England
  • 10. ABOUT THIS MUSEUM :
    • The V&A is the greatest museum of art and design, a world treasure house with collections of fabulous scope and diversity.
    • The V&A has around four million exhibits from all periods and areas of the world.  Displays include sculpture, jewellery, enamels, silver, miniatures, water-colours, pottery, glass, furniture, weapons, musical instruments and costume.  The 145 of galleries cover ten acres and are spread over four floors. 
    • The six-storey Henry Cole Wing holds the V&A's collection of paintings, drawings and prints.  In 2001 the restored British Galleries reopened to the public.  These cover British art and design from 1500 - 1900 and include James II's wedding suit and the Great Bed of Ware.
  • 11.
    • The Gran Entrace to
    • The V&A Museum on
    • Cromwell Road
  • 12. HISTORY:
    • The museum was established in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum, following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Its first director was Sir Henry Cole, an utilitarian and joint organiser of the Great Exhibition who acquired some of the objects for the collection. Originally the museum contained both arts and sciences and was designed to inspire visitors with examples of achievement in both fields.
    • The building is Victorian and Edwardian. It covers 11 acres, has 145 galleries and a collection of 4 million items. The museum also runs the Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green; and the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden and used to run Apsley House.
  • 13. TIMETABLES:
    • Museum Opening Hours
    • 10.00 to 17.45 daily 10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00. ). Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
    • The tunnel entrance to the V&A is open from 10.00 - 17.30 daily but may be closed, on occasion, on the advice of London Underground.
    • The William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery will open at 12.00 and close at 21.30 each Friday for seven weeks from 5th September. Normal opening hours will apply Saturday - Thursday.
  • 14. HOW TO GET THERE :
    • By Foot:
    • Just ten minutes walking from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park
    • By Bicycle:
    • The V&A is just a couple of minutes ride via Exhibition Road from the cycle paths in Hyde Park. Cycle racks are available on Cromwell Gardens immediately to the right of the Grand Entrance and there is a cloakroom just inside.
    • Public Transport:
    • South Kensington:
    • Five minutes from South Kensington Tube Station. South Kensington is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District Line, five minutes from Victoria, 10 minutes from the West End.
  • 15.
    • Buses:
    • C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus site-seeing tour of London
    • Travelling by Road
    • By Road Cromwell Road is the main A4 route into London from the West Coach Parking. There is a coach drop-off point in Exhibition Road and outside the Museum on Cromwell Road. The nearest coach parks are located at Warwick Road, Bayswater Road and Park Lane
    • Car Parking
    • For cars, there are meters on Exhibition Road. Blue badge parking bays are directly outside the Exhibition Road entrance
  • 16.  
  • 17. FACILITIES
    • Shopping
    • Visit our shops for a huge range of books, stationery, gifts and jewellery.  
    • Places to Eat
    • The V&A Café offers hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pastries and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, wine and beer.
    • Group Visits
    • The V&A has a wide range of services for all types of group to ensure that your needs are met and your visit is as enjoyable and hassle free as possible.
    • Accessibility
    • The Museum has a wide range of services for disabled visitors including full access to all the galleries. For further details visit the Accessibility section. You can also call +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, seven days a week or textphone +44 (0)20 7942 2002.
  • 18.
    • Families
    • The V&A has extensive facilities for families:
    • Eating and drinking
    • Baby change
    • Pushchairs
    • The Museum has got too:
    • Corporate Events
    • Cloakrooms
  • 19. GROUP VISITS :
    • Charles Ashbee, decanter, made by the Guild of Handicraft, about 1904-05. Museum no. M.121:1, 2-1966
    • The Victoria and Albert Museum has a wide range of services for all types of group to ensure that your needs are met and your visit is as enjoyable as possible.
    • Self-guided visits
    • You are welcome to guide your own group around the V&A, but to help us ensure that you get the most from your visit, please pre-book by calling the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Saturday.
  • 20. THE V&A MUSEUMS :
    • Beyond South Kensington
    • The V&A comprises the museum at South Kensington, the V&A Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, and the archives and stores at Blythe House, Kensington Olympia. All V&A museums are free entry.
    • V&A South Kensington
    • V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture and paintings.
  • 21.
    • Museum of Childhood
    • The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is home to one of the world's largest and oldest collections of toys and childhood artefacts. The collection, which dates from the 16th century to the present day includes dolls, teddy bears, toy soldiers, train sets, model cars, puppets, rocking horses, costumes, board games, and some of the first jigsaw puzzles ever made.
    • Theatre Collections Online
    • The V&A's Theatre Collections have now moved from the Theatre Museum building in Covent Garden, and new theatre and performance galleries at South Kensington will open in 2009. Meanwhile, you can see new temporary theatre and performance displays at South Kensington and on tour nationally. 
  • 22. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE GALLERIES :
    • You may take photographs or use a video camera in the galleries, but not with a tripod, monopod or supplementary video lighting.
    • Flash photography is permitted.
    • Photography is not permitted in the shop for commercial reasons, in special exhibitions, or where an object's label indicates a private loan.
    • Photographs or videos taken in the Galleries may only be for personal use.  Commercial use of any kind is not permitted.
  • 23. SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS :
    • The V&A offers a range of dynamic programmes and resources to school students and teachers as well as FE and HE students and lecturers.
    • It provides a wealth of opportunities to stimulate learning across the curriculum. We offer online teachers' resources, a programme of professional development for teachers and free talks for school groups.
  • 24. CURRENT GALLERIES :
    • Cold War Modern: Design 1945-70
    • 25 September 2008 – 11 January 2009
    • Exhibitions, Rooms 38, 39 and North Court  
    • Eero Aarnio Globe Chair
  • 25.
    • Fashion V Sport
    • 5 August 2008 – 4 January 2009
    • Sponsored by ECCO Shoes
    • Exhibitions, Room 48
    • Fashion V Sport. Photography by Tim & Barry
  • 26.
    • The Olympic Stadium Project
    • 9 October 2008 - 29 March 2009
    • Architecture, Room 128a Admission free
    • Voile Shadows, © Peter Carl
  • 27.
    • Swarm Chandelier
    • 1 December 2007 - 9 January 2009
    • Swarm, Zaha Hadid, 2006. Lent by Established & Sons
  • 28. Lucía Báguena Campos Natural History Museum
  • 29. Address:
    • Natural History Museum,
    • Cromwell Road,
    • London SW7 5BD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000
  • 30. How to get there:
    • There are many ways to reach it:
    • By tube It is within walking distance of South Kensington station on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines
    • By bus Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414 and C1 stop near it. Some tour buses also pass nearby .
    • By bicycle There are cycle parking facilities by the Cromwell Road entrance.
    • By coach Victoria Coach Station is within walking distance of Victoria train and tube station on the Circle or District lines. For groups travelling by coach, there is a coach drop-off point outside the Cromwell Road entrance
    • By car Driving to the Museum is not easy and parking is expensive, there is limited meter parking on Exhibition Road
  • 31. Hours and admission:
    • The Museum is open everyday, except 24-26 December.
    • People could visit it since 10 o cloc´k but last admission is at 17:30 hours.
    • Entry is free!
  • 32.  
  • 33. Museum entrances:
    • Cromwell Road entrance , 10 steps via a ramped path at either side of the entrance
    • Exhibition Road entrance. There are no steps into the entrance lobby. Beyond that are 18 steps, or you can take the lift
  • 34.  
  • 35. Accesible facilities:
    • Eating and shopping Most counters at our restaurants and cafés are accessible. Disability-aware staff are on hand to help. Find more information in Eating and drinking and Shops .
    • Sign language Some Museum staff offer signing and communication skills. Signed interpretation is an integral part of the Museum’s education programme.
    • Library and reading rooms In the Library, online images can be viewed with high-resolution monitors. A number of accessible reading rooms are available. Please ask staff for assistance. You can access the Library Catalogue using Jaws or Zoomtext software, installed on a computer in the General Library
  • 36. History:
    • The Natural History Museum first opened its doors to the public on Easter Monday in 1881, but its origins go back more than 250 years.
    • It all started when physician and collector of natural curiosities, Sir Hans Sloane, left his extensive collection to the nation in 1753.
  • 37.  
  • 38. Architecture:
    • The Central Hall is testament to the vision of the Museum’s founder, Richard Owen. Owen wanted the new Museum to be grand, fit for the status of Victorian Britain and spacious enough to display large mammals such as whales and elephants, as well as extinct monsters such as Diplodocus , a cast of which has stood in here for the past 100 years.
    • High above visitors to the Natural History Museum is an art exhibition, but one you could easily miss if you didn’t know it was there. Look up from the busy Central Hall in the heart of the Museum and you’ll find a wonderful spread of ceiling panels decorated with plants from every corner of the globe. Beautiful in design, richly coloured and gilded, each has a story .
  • 39.  
  • 40. Curiousities:
    • There are a lot of comments that early visitors made some centuries ago:
    • Feedback at the time was varied and opinions mixed. The quotations below reflect the feeling of the times.
    • ‘ Mr Waterhouse’s beautiful Romanesque building’
    • Saturday Review, 18 April 1881
  • 41.
    • ‘ a very fine illustration of what can be done with terracotta as a material for architectural embellishment on a great scale’
    • Builder, 1878
    • ‘ a serious mistake has been made in the erection of a building with such elaborate and ornate internal decorations for museum purposes’
    • Nature, April 1881
  • 42. Getting around the museum:
  • 43. Red Zone: Discover the wonders of our planet with volcanoes, earthquakes and our giant Earth model.
  • 44. Green Zone:
    • Investigate Earth’s ecology. Meet a dodo. Learn about the meteorites that shaped this planet.
  • 45. Blue Zone:
    • Experience the age of dinosaurs. Discover a world of massive mammals including the blue whale, and learn about the human body .
  • 46. Orange Zone:
  • 47. The collections:
    • In total, there are:
    • 55 million animals, including 28 million insects
    • nine million fossils
    • six million plant specimens
    • more than 500,000 rocks and minerals
    • 3,200 meteorites in our collections
  • 48.  
  • 49. NATIONAL GALLERY
  • 50. HISTORY
    • The National Gallery or the National Gallery art museum in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square.
    • The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America.
    • During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington.
    • Was chosen, on Trafalgar Square, by the collection would be accessible to the rich people travelling from West London in their carriages, and on foot to the poor of the East End
  • 51. How to get there
    • The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN
    • You can go by:
    • Bicycle, the nearest bike stands are at the back of the museum.
    • Rail, Charing Cross Station (nearest to the Getty Entrance).
    • Underground Charing Cross ,nearest to the Getty Entrance). Leicester Square, Northern and Piccadilly Lines (nearest to the Getty and Education Centre Entrances). Embankment, Northern, Bakerloo, District and Circle Lines (nearest to the Getty Entrance).
    • Bus, around Trafalgar Square: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453 .
  • 52.  
  • 53. Hours of the museum
    • The National Gallery , London houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.
    • Opening hours Daily 10am
    • Wednesday 10am
    • Clousures hours
    • Daily 6pm Wednesday 9pm
    • Room Closures: Some areas of the Gallery will be closed on Monday mornings until 11 am for staff training.
  • 54. Galleries
    • The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting: over 2,300 pictures dating from 1250 onwards. The collection includes all the major European schools of painting and masterpieces by many great artists. Most of the paintings in the permanent collection are on Level 2. Remaining paintings are shown in Rooms A to G on Level 0 (Room A is always open on Wednesday afternoons).
  • 55.  
  • 56. Collection
    • The National Gallery museum is a fairly homogeneous in quality and variety
    • The permanent collection, which consists of 2,300 paintings.
    • In there, only buy paintings (no sculptures or as decorative objects) and always of the highest quality.
    • The most important author was:
  • 57. AUTHORS Goya Velázquez
  • 58. El Greco Van Gogh Rubens Murillo
  • 59.
    • Made by:
    • Fátima Díaz
    • Cynthia Tíscar
    • Lucía Báguena
    • Gema Moreno

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