Attending a musical seems to be a standard activity in London but not many people know how a musical stage and customes are.
In the Theatre Museum, you can look at all the things related to a successful musical in one place.
Apart from that, you can also see how musical changes in the the last 400 years.
A quirky little museum that can go unnoticed in Theatreland.
The theatre museum is bang in the middle of Covent Garden, making it a nice little escape from the bumbling bustling market, as any time I've been here it's been very quiet.
The last time I was there Harold Pinter was giving a talk, so that's a nice credit for them.
It's free to get in (as with all museums in the UK) and you can wander around taking in bits and bobs from the history of theate in London. If you are a theatre buff then you will enjoy it and find many things to tickle your fancy. If you're not crazy about the theatre, you may enjoy the historical side of it.
The museum is not jam packed with items, or at least the exhibitions are not and it's an easily digestable hour or so visit.
If you love the theatre then this is somewhere that you want to visit on your travels through London. With all sorts of artefacts, costumes and props on show as well as a mini theatre area to watch clips from theatre shows and old films this museum is one of my favourites. You can eve try on some of the old costumes from real theatre shows! It's small but perfectly designed and very enjoyable.
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