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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH APRIL 2014

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Two Temple Place, 2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R 3BD 
 
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Dates:
31st January 2014 until 27th April 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Monday 10:00 to 16:30; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 10:00 to 21:00; Thursday 10:00 to 16:30; Friday 10:00 to 16:30; Saturday 10:00 to 16:30; Sunday 11:00 to 16:30
 
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DiscoveriesDiscoveries at Two Temple Place showcases key objects from all eight museums at the University of Cambridge, spanning millennia and disciplines. It features valuable artworks alongside rare scientific, anthropological zoological specimens, covering objects like Charles Darwins recently re-discovered Tinamou Egg, the only surviving egg from the HMS Beagle voyage, accidentally cracked by Darwin himself. The exhibition takes place at Two Temple Place, offering visitors a rare chance to glimpse the stunning interior of one of London's most remarkable hidden treasures.

 

About Two Temple Place

With its castle like faƧade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well as being available to hire, Two Temple Place also hosts an annual exhibition between January and April, showcasing objects from museums outside of London to raise awareness of collections being shown throughout the UK. More about Two Temple Place

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Blackfriars Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | Same location as Discoveries
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2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Discoveries
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