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From the Ramesseum, Thebes, Egypt, 19th Dynasty, about 1250 BC <div class="immFx">&nbsp;</div> Listen to an audio description written especially for blind and partially sighted visitors Or you can download the mp3 2 minutes, 23 seconds Close audio Colossal bust of Ramesses II, the 'Younger Memnon' Colossal bust of Ramesses II, the 'Younger Memnon'
Chinese Jade Chinese Jade 'Soft, smooth and glossy, it appeared to them like benevolence; fine, compact and strong - like intelligence'Attributed to Confucius (about 551-479 BC) Jade has always been the material most highly prized by the Chinese, above silver and gold. From ancient times, this extremely tough translucent stone has been worked into ornaments, ceremonial weapons and ritual objects.
The Rosetta Stone Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC <div class="immFx">&nbsp;</div> Listen to an audio description written especially for blind and partially sighted visitors Or you can download the mp3 2 minutes, 23 seconds Close audio A valuable key to the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the inscription on the Rosetta Stone is a decree passed by a council of priests. It is one of a series that affirm the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation. The Rosetta Stone
National Maritime Museum
'The Empress's wish or Boney Puzzled!!' (caricature) - National Maritime Museum
Creativity Gallery - V&A Museum of Childhood The Museum is arranged into four main galleries – the Moving Toys Gallery, the Creativity Gallery, the Childhood Galleries and the Front Room Gallery. Download a map of the Museum (773KB .pdf) Moving Toys Gallery The Museum's Moving Toys Gallery is divided into four sections – Pushes and Pulls, Springs and Cogs, Circuits and Motors and Look See. Find out more Creativity Gallery - V&A Museum of Childhood
Childhood Galleries - V&A Museum of Childhood
Front Room Gallery - V&A Museum of Childhood
Central Hall
Images of Nature
Cocoon Cocoon Your Cocoon experience begins on the 7th floor of the building, which you reach by glass lift. Admire the breathtaking views here and the beautiful displays. Inside Cocoon, wind your way down the gently sloping curved walkways past incredible specimens and exciting activities.Your journey takes you down 2 floors on several levels and you exit on the 5th floor. Meet our science guides