Take one glance at this museum, and you’ll surely notice the severe damage across its facade. The dents and chips are remnants of the German military bombing campaigns of World War II. For 11 weeks, London and many other parts of England were besieged by an aerial bombardment commonly known as the Blitz.
Despite being under constant bombardment, the museum mostly remained open during the air raids. Sandbags and other methods of protection were used to prevent its artifacts from being destroyed.
|Dinner by Heston Blumenthal||2020||1.1km||site_ao|
|The College of Psychic Studies||2020||0.5km||site_ao|
|Francis Bacon’s Studio and Home||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|Chi-Chi the Giant Panda||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|Alfred Russel Wallace Statue||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|Ernest Shackleton Statue||2019||0.6km||site_ao|
|Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms||2019||0km||site_ao|
|London’s Rose-Ringed Parakeets||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|V&A Dog Memorials||2019||0.1km||site_ao|
|Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|The Clockmakers’ Museum||2018||0.2km||site_ao|
|Mary Anning’s Plesiosaur||2018||0.3km||site_ao|
|‘The Rocket’ Locomotive||2018||0.2km||site_ao|
|Alfred Hitchcock’s London Flat||2018||1.3km||site_ao|
|Hyde Park Barracks||0.8km||site_brutalism|
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