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or something like that?
I saw some posters on the tube, it looks interesting. I might got this weekend.
seems to be the general consensus. my work does visitor feedback survey things there and most of the ones i've read/had to enter have been VERY POSITIVE.
nobody likes the national maritime museum though.
nice to pop in at lunch time
I like the current mental health exhibition. Bobby Baker, an artist who has been having mental health problems over the past decade, has a collection of drawings there about her experiences getting treatment. They are kind of similar to Daniel Johnston's artwork.
The other room of that is about the development of Psychiatry and diagnosing madness and treatment, with some artwork as well.
I have been to an exhibition on the floor above, I think that's a permanent exhibition, it's fun in a science museum kind of way.
Basically, it's central and it's free so it's probably worth popping in.
... like all the very best museums. Although in a very slick manner.
Went for 'War and Medicine' a little while back, which was intermittently gruesome and fascinating, then spent a little time in the permanent collection after. The contemporary art is as hit and miss as anywhere else, but the permanent collection is a gem.
A lot of it is hidden away in drawers that you have to slide out - always makes things more interesting to explore - and the collection ranges from false limbs to torture devices to sex toys to full-size replicas of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights (the collector wasn't that interested in owning original artwork, so just commissioned dozens of copies of his favourites...).
Good bookshop there too. Well worth a visit.