Top 12 Museums In London Which Exhibit Some Very Strange Things

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8.  Wellcome Collection

This is a weird museum which exhibits an unusual mixture of medical artifacts and original artworks exploring ‘ideas about the connections between medicine, life, and art. In 1774 pre-sanitation, falling into the Thames was a filthy business. So, people who would fall into it and drown were rescued and hot tobacco smoke was pumped up their rectum to revive them,  ‘Resuscitators’ like in the picture were placed along the Thames. People were offered rewards who used this method in rescuing.

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9. The Science Museum

This museum proudly exhibits the first steam engine, first computer and first samples of penicillin. It also exhibits the fascinating and beautiful curio ‘Palace of Pills’ which was built in 1980 out of medicine bottles and syringes by artists Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson, this was, in fact, a warning about the commercialisation of medicine and the power of multinational drug companies.

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10.  UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology

This museum is stuffed full of dead animal bones. Literally, cupboards of them. This is probably one of the only places in the country where you can see the famously extinct Dodo in skeletal form, a flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.

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