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28You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.uk...continued from page 27SpainBilbaoGuggenheim Museuminfo desk (+34) 94 435 90 80 An architectural masterpiece, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum now possesses one of the world’s most important collections of avant-garde and contemporary artGetaria, Basque CountryCristobal Balenciaga MuseumTel:	+34 943 00 88 40 Web: www. cristobalbalenciagamuseoa.com Conceived to promote, disseminate and strengthen the importance of the life and work of the genius designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, who hails from the area.MadridPrado MuseumTel:	+91 330 28 00 Fax:	+ 91 330 28 56 E-m: museo.nacional@prado. mcu.es Web: www.museoprado.es 1819 the Prado Museum was inaugurated to house the royal collection. It is now recognized as one of the world’s greatest museums, and has a collection of over 7,500 works of art and sculpture includimg the Goya collecttion.Thyssen-Bornemisza MuseumTel:	+34 913 790151 Web: www.museothyssen.org Housing an outstanding selection of Old Masters and modern paintings from every school, spanning early Renaissance to the late 20th century. Major expansion planned for 2004.Córdoba Museo ReginaPlaza D.Luis Venegas, 1 14002 Córdoba Tel:	+34 957 496 889 E-m: info@museoregina.com Museum devoted to jewellery, visitors can watch the manufacturing process of the famous Cordovan Jewel. Guided tours and shop.SwitzerlandBaselToy Worlds MuseumSteinenvorstadt 1 CH-4051 Basel Tel:	+41 (0)61 225 95 95 Fax:	+41 (0)61 225 95 96 Web: www.toy-worlds-museum- basle.chWith more than 6000 teddy bears, dolls, toy grocers’ shops, doll’s houses and miniatures, the museum is the only one of its kind in Europe. Additionally special themed exhibitions throughout the year.LuzernBourbaki-PanoramaTel:	+ 41 41 412 30 30 Web: www.bourbakipanorama. ch The unique, 10m X 110m circular painting is a masterpiece of the former time. In an incomparable way, it portrays an incident from the Franco-Prussian war; in February of 1871, France’s Eastern Army, under the command of General Bourbaki, crosses the Swiss border and gives up its arms.ZurichJacobs MuseumMuseum of Coffee Culture Tel:	+41 44 388 6151 Web: www.johann-jacobs- museum.chMuseum houses an exhibition of various things that have something to do with the social world of coffee drinking. Porcelain, coffee advertisements, Japan coffee boxes and various other exhibitions to the theme coffeeUKBathNo.1 Royal CrescentBA1 2LR Tel:	+44 (0)1225 428 126 E-m: no1museum@bptrust.org. uk A magnificently restored Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath. Nowadays No.1 provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous Palladian facade and see what life was like for the wealthy in 18th century Bath.The Roman BathsAbbey Church Yard Tel:	+44 (0)1225 477785 Fax:	+44 (0)1225 477743 E-m: romanbaths_bookings@ bathnes.gov.uk Web: www.romanbaths.co.uk One of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world, built 2000 years ago around the country’s only hot springs. Fine Roman museum, audio guides in eight languages, computer animations and costumed Roman characters bring the experience to life. A special audio tour for children and a ‘Bryson at the Baths’ audio tour - both free. Open daily.CheltenhamCheltenham Art Gallery & MuseumCheltenham, GL50 3JT Tel: (+44) 01242 237431 Email:artgallery@cheltenham. gov.uk Re-opening mid 2013. Four floors offering a fine art collection. It will also become home to a new retail outlet for the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Gallery - called “Guild at 51”, Tourist office and bistroLondonFlorence Nightingale Museum2 Lambeth Palace Road London SE1 7EW Tel:	+44 020 7620 0374 Web: www.florence-nightingale. co.ukThe Museum holds a unique collection of artefacts and is the only place where you can learn the full story of this remarkable icon. From Florence’s slate she used as a child, herpet owl Athena, to the Turkish lantern used in the Crimean War, the collection spans the life of Florence Nightingale, the Crimean War and Florence’s nursing legacy up to the present day.HMS BELFASTLondon SE1 Tel:	+44 (0)207 940 6300 A cruiser, moored on the River Thames. She served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of Scharnhorst, and the Normandy LandingsLondon Transport MuseumCovent Garden Piazza Tel: +44 0207 379 6344 E-m: groupvisits@ltmuseum. co.uk Experience journeys from a bygone era as and discover a range of historical vehicles. Take control, driving a specially modified bus or having a go on a Tube simulator.Museum of London150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN Tel:	+44 (0)20 7001 9844 Web: www.museumoflondon. org.uk/groupsFREE entry! Step inside Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Travel back in time and discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed as Romans gave way to Saxons, and wonder at the splendour of medieval London. Visit our website for benefits for groups.Museum of London DocklandsWest India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL Tel:	+44 (0)20 7001 9844 Web: www.museumoflondon. org.uk/groupsKids go FREE! From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, Museum of London Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. With archaeological finds, unusual objects, fascinating tours, films, and events, this is one of the capital’s real hidden gems. Visitour website for benefits for groups.Royal Museums GreenwichTel: +44 (0)20 8858 4422 | Contact and enquiries Web:www.rmg.co.uk Plan your visit to the world’s largest Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the historic 17th Century Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich, all set in the beautiful Greenwich World Heritage SiteThe Fan MuseumGreenwich Tel:	+44 020 8305 1441 Web: www.fan-museum.org The first and only museum in the world entirely devoted to all aspects of the ancient art and craft of the fan.The Sherlock Holmes MuseumLondon NW1 Tel:	+44 (0)20 7935 8866 Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson’s home. It is open as a museum dedicated to the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, and the interior has been faithfully maintained for posterity exactly as described in the published stories.ManchesterThe LowrySalford Quays Tel:	+44 0870 787 5780 The Lowry houses the biggest public collection of works by L S Lowry and now numbers around 350 paintings and drawings, ranging across Lowry’s artistic career. Also enticing displays of contemporary and historical art in three exciting spaces.PortsmouthMary Rose MuseumPortsmouth Historic Dockyard30 years since the hull of Mary Rose was raised from the Solent in 1982 and 437 years after she sank in 1545:The ship sank in full view of King Henry VIII while leading the attack on a French invasion fleet during the Battle of The Solent. Now a museum is built around her, reuniting the ship with its contents and crew.Royal Naval MuseumHistoric Dockyard Tel:	+023 9283 9766 Web: www.historicdockyard. co.uk.Here is the most significant collection of permanent exhibitions in the UK devoted to the Battle of Trafalgar and Nelson, including a breath taking walk through Trafalgar ExperienceThe galleries devoted to the 20th century Navy focus on the changing face of the senior service from the launch of the Dreadnought to the Falklands War.Museums and Galleries


































































































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