Exhibition Road
The financial success of the Great Exhibition of 1851 helped fund this splendid road of permanent exhibition halls. Some of the main ones are.


Victoria and Albert Museum
A museum of fine and applied art of all countries, styles and periods. It stands on the corner of Exhbition and Cromwell Roads.

Natural History Museum
The cathedral like terracotta erection of the Natural History Museum followed a decision of the British Museum trustees to move the natural history collection to South Kensington

Science Museum
A number of exhibits from the great exhibition of 1851 were housed in a number of separate museums until in 1885 the science library was formed by an amalgamation of several institutions. Amongst its exhibits were Edison's first photograph and Stevensons first steam engine. The exhibits grew into Britain's foremost museum of science and industry and its library contains half a million volumes of pure and applied science..

South Kensington
District, Circle and Pic lines

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