Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London  

 
 
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1 Piccadilly, Soho, London W1J 0DA
 
 
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Daily 10am-midnight (last entry at 10.30pm). The opening/closing times may vary due to corporate events taking place at the attraction.
 

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London"Proudly freaking out families for 90 years" Ripley's Believe It Or Not! boasts on its publicity material. Freaky and yet strangely fascinating, this museum perched above Piccadilly Circus presents over 500 weird, unusual and all-too-real artefacts. There are 30 Ripley's museums worldwide and London's collection, which opened on 20th August 2008, includes a bling-ing Swarovski crystal covered mini motor car, shrunken heads from Ecuador and a two-headed calf. These strange things come from Robert Ripley's fascination for collecting bizarre objects - a hobby he started on his worldwide travels in the 1920s and 1930s. Although this collection can, at times, make your skin crawl it manages to get the balance of intriguing objects and downright disgusting things just right.

 

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London  Tower Bridge in Matchsticks - built by Reg Pollard of Manchester from 264,345 matchsticks  

   
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London - Tower Bridge in Matchsticks - built by Reg Pollard of Manchester from 264,345 matchsticks

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London Tower Bridge in Matchsticks - built by Reg Pollard of Manchester from 264,345 matchsticks 


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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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