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Series 1

Professor Hutton's Curiosities

  • Dennis Severs' House

    Explore Britain's unusual museums. In 1979, artist Dennis Severs restored a property in Spitalfields to its 18th century glory - which the public can now enjoy.

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  • Grant Museum and Magic Circle Museum

    The Grant Museum houses 67,000 animal specimens, while the Magic Circle Museum displays props and tricks from history. Look around both here.

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  • Pollock's Toy Museum and Royal Society

    Professor Ronald Hutton marvels at Britain's lesser-known collections, including a toy museum in Soho and the historic Royal Society of London.

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  • The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

    Prepare to be wowed by the breathtaking Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology on show at the Petrie Museum, which houses over 80,000 relics.

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  • Leighton House and St John's Gate

    Join Professor Ronald Hutton as he tours quirky museums. Witness a display of Lord Leighton's art and learn about the Venerable Order of Saint John.

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  • Hunterian and Cinema Museum

    Witness macabre relics at the Hunterian Museum in Holborn and learn about the history of film at the Cinema Museum in Lambeth. Prof Ronald Hutton hosts.

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  • Museums of Cartoons and Packaging

    Enter the magical world of museums with Professor Ronald Hutton. The Cartoon Museum has over 5,000 books and 4,000 comics celebrating cartoon art.

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  • Freud's House and Lord's Museum

    Discover Britain's quirky museums. Professor Hutton slips into the home of Sigmund Freud and is bowled over at the MCC Museum at Lord's.

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  • The Geffrye Museum

    The Geffrye Museum specialises in the history of the English domestic interior, from furniture to paintings. Professor Ronald Hutton celebrates this unsung museum.

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  • Kew Bridge Pumphouse and Handel Museum

    Discover museums off the tourist trail. A trip to Kew Bridge Steam Museum, which reveals all about the history of the water supply industry.

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  • Brunel and Cuming Museum

    Professor Hutton goes underground at the Brunel Tunnel Museum and stays south of the Thames on a trip to the Cuming Museum, which charts Southwark's history.

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  • The Horniman Museum

    Discover the intriguing artefacts in niche museums with Prof Ronald Hutton. The Horniman Museum is the largest community museum in the UK, housing 350,000 items.

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