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    Today I will be attempting to visit as many London museums as is physically possible: pierreview.org/2012/08/30/19/

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    Savoy Hotel Museum: a 1912 envelope addressed to "the greatest hotel in London" is marked "try Savoy Hotel WC2" in pencil. #museumcrawl

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    Twinings Tea Museum: George III had a lockable wooden apple-shaped tea caddy. #museumcrawl pic.twitter.com/XlhAhBSR

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    Hunterian Museum: Collector John Hunter had royal permission to dissect animals that died in the Tower of London menagerie. #museumcrawl

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    Sir John Soane's Museum: On a plinth by George Dance, pineapples symbolise eternity. #museumcrawl

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    Freemasonry Museum: BBC radio's first cricket commentator was sacked after reading advert hoardings aloud during a rain break. #museumcrawl

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    British Museum: Almost 8 million tonnes of ore were needed to make the 4,700 gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2012 Games. #museumcrawl

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    When will I learn to stop trying to take shortcuts through UCL?

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    Wellcome Collection: A prosthetic toe from 600BCE Egypt was proven to be a functional walking aid when a replica was tested. #museumcrawl

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    British Library: Athletes at the 1948 London Olympics were given 4oz chocolate ration stamps. #museumcrawl pic.twitter.com/oAjonw0R

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    Barbican. Film designer Maurice Binder used "little white price stickers" to develop the iconic James Bond opening sequence. #museumcrawl

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    Museum of London: In the 1908 London Olympics, German Albert Zümer took gold in the Fancy Diving. #museumcrawl

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    Clockmakers' Museum. In the 1890s, Mrs J H Belville would carry a watch from Greenwich and sell the time to city clockmakers. #museumcrawl

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    Guildhall Amphitheatre: This 2nd century Roman venue held an audience of 6,000, at a time when London's population was 20-30k. #museumcrawl

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    Bank of England Museum: In 1836, a sewer worker showed that the gold vaults were accessible from a tunnel under the bank. #museumcrawl

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    Museum of Childhood: The 1km speed record for a penny farthing is 2 minutes 20 seconds. #museumcrawl

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    Royal London Hospital Museum: 1907 time capsule from a statue base contains a hospital report, a copy of the Times and a penny. #museumcrawl

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    Women's Library: The comic song of a bicycle built for two may have been inspired by Countess Francis Evelyn "Daisy" Neville. #museumcrawl

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    BFI: Hitchcock considered shooting the 1955 Man Who Knew Too Much assassination scene in the newly-built Royal Festival Hall. #museumcrawl

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    National Theatre: 16th century theatres collected takings in ceramic money-boxes, to be smashed open at the end of the night. #museumcrawl

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    Royal Festival Hall. The first school for children with disabilities was opened in 1899. #museumcrawl

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    RIBA: The Napoleon III Pavilion was moved to Cambodia as a gift to King Norodom, and remained decorated with the letter "N". #museumcrawl

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    Royal Academy of Music: As a child, Charles Dickens loved to sing a song about "the cats'-meat man". #museumcrawl

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    Science Museum: Alan Turing visited in 1951 and beat a Ferranti computer at a "logic game". It immediately broke down. #museumcrawl

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    Natural History Museum: Mineral deposits in a coal-mine water trough show black and white stripes of working days and holidays. #museumcrawl

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    Baker Street lost property display: Somebody lost a 1936 rotary telephone on the tube. #museumcrawl pic.twitter.com/VxHDhOzF

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    (That last tweet got mislaid for half an hour while I was on the tube.)

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    V&A: A 14c century Syrian glass cup brought back by a Cumbrian family is "traditionally said to have belonged to the fairies". #museumcrawl

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    Five minutes to endgame and I hereby end my #museumcrawl in a museum which is about to have a Late event and start selling beer.

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