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Explore hundreds of museums, galleries and historic
places across the UK.

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History

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The Art of
North Africa

Curator Peter Loovers explores the special relationship between
Arctic Peoples and 'man's best friend'.

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museum of art

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    From 27 August
    Thursday – Sunday: 11.00-19.00

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    Where You Visit

    Cromwell New Street Road
    London, SW7 2RL

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50% off exhibitions

Artemisia Gentileschi talk with Maria

15 August – 31 October 2020

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Arctic culture and climate Exhibition

22 Oct 2020 - 21 Feb 2021

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Art Inspiration of
19th Century

The challenge

In the 1980s, “the UK’s national museums faced political pressure from the Conservative government to charge for admission, to make them less dependent on government funding".

The initiative

In 1997, the new Labour government made a commitment to reinstate free entry for national museums in order to have a more diverse range of visitors. “Following a campaign led by the museums themselves,

The impact

The national museums which dropped charges all saw substantial increases to their visitor numbers, an average of 70 percent. In the first year after free admission was introduced visitor figures.

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Your safety is our first priority. Entry to the National Maritime Museum is still free, but to help us ensure social distancing.

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Exhibition curator Venetia Porter presents this new exhibition of works by artists from Iran to Morocco drawn from the Museum collection.

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Keep Your Distance

Take a look at our past exhibitions and enjoy the articles, videos and photo galleries still available to view online.

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Art Collection

History of
Barnes

01

Venus
de Milo

02

Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon

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Mona
Lisa

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L'Arlesienne:
Madame Ginoux

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Cuckoo
Clocks

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