Esoteric London

No. 141: Exhibition Road, SW7

Posted in Museums, Wartime London by esotericlondon on September 13, 2010

Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7. Photo © Roger Dean 2010

In November 1940, German bombs landed in Exhibition Road and damaged the Natural History Museum and the Victorian and Albert Museum. After a brief closure in August 1939 to remove artifacts, the V&A was open throughout the war. A memorial plaque, erected in 1985, reads:

“The damage to these walls is the result of enemy bombing during the Blitz of the Second World War 1939 – 1945 and is left as a memorial to the enduring values of this great museum in a time of conflict.”

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