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Euston National Rail | code EUS
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Euston is only ½ mile from St Pancras International and Kings Cross so it is reasonable to walk between the stations and this is easier than going down to the Underground and back up again to travel just one stop. There are frequent buses to St Pancras and Kings Cross from stops C and D at Euston, but for the return journey you need to cross the busy Euston Road at both ends so the return to Euston is less convenient by bus.

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British Library

The Sir John Ritblat Gallery hosts a permanent display of the Library's greatest treasures including sacred texts, maps, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from around the world. The Magna Carta can be seen and displays explain its significance. Philatelic exhibition of some of the world's rarest and most significant stamps. Café and Restaurant. Tel. 0843 208 1144.
Open M-F 0930-1800, Sat 0930-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
www.bl.uk

Wellcome Collection

Promoted as for 'the incurably curious', the unique mix of galleries and events explore the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Admission free. Café. Tel. 020 7611 2222.
Open TWThFS 1000-1800, Sun 1100-1800.
www.wellcomecollection.org

Grant Museum of Zoology

A teaching collection of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Admission free. Tel. 020 3108 2052.
Open M-S 1300-1700, closed at Christmas and Easter.
www.ucl.ac.uk/museums

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

An archaeological collection illustrating life in the Nile Valley. Tel. 020 7679 2884.
Open TWThFS 1300-1700.
www.ucl.ac.uk/museums

Brunei Gallery

Permanent displays and changing exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Japanese Roof Garden. Admission free. Tel. 020 7637 2388.
Open TWThFS 1030-1700.
www.soas.ac.uk/gallery

British Museum ¾ mile or by bus

Founded in 1753, the British Museum's extensive collection covers two million years of human history. Iconic objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Lewis Chessmen and Egyptian mummies. Cafés and Restaurant. Admission free but there are charges for some special exhibitions. Tel. 020 7323 8299.
Open Daily 1000-1730.
www.britishmuseum.org
Bus 59 and 68 from Euston stop E to Southampton Row, shortly after Russell Square. Daily, about 7 minutes journey, every 5-10 minutes.

Cartoon Museum 1 mile or by bus

Original artwork from British cartoons and comics, past and present. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 020 7580 8155.
Open M-S & BH 1030-1730, Sun 1200-1730.
www.cartoonmuseum.org
Bus see British Museum above.

Pollock's Toy Museum

The small rooms and winding stairs give this toy museum a special atmosphere. Exhibits include dolls, teddy bears, puppets, toy theatres and optical, mechanical and construction toys. Tel. 020 7636 3452.
Open M-S 1000-1700, closed BH.
www.pollockstoymuseum.com

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London Canal Museum 1 mile from Euston or by bus

This museum, housed in a former ice warehouse, tells the story of London's canals and the ice trade. Discover how people lived and worked on a traditional narrowboat and how horses were used to pull the boats. Tel. 020 7713 0836.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1630.
www.canalmuseum.org.uk
Bus 390 from Euston stop C to York Way, Kings Place (shortly after passing New Wharf Road on the right). Return buses operate from New Wharf Road to Euston Road, opposite Euston station. Daily, about 10 minutes journey, every 8-12 minutes.

Camley Street Natural Park 1 mile from Euston

Two acres of wild green space created from an old coal yard on the banks of the Regent's Canal. The reserve includes pond, meadow and woodland habitats which provide a home for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life. Visitor Centre and picnic area. Tel. 020 7833 2311.
Open closed for building work until spring 2019.
www.wildlondon.org.uk

Foundling Museum

The museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain's first children's charity, founded by Thomas Coram in 1739. The museum houses significant collections of 18th century art, furniture, clocks and historical documents. A major collection relates to the life and work of composer George Frideric Handel. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 020 7841 3600.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

Charles Dickens Museum 1 mile

The home of Charles Dickens from 1837 until 1839, he described it as 'my house in town'. Some of his best-loved novels were written here, including Oliver Twist. The softly lit rooms contain many objects from the Victorian period. Café. Tel. 020 7405 2127.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (last admission 1600).
www.dickensmuseum.com

As you can see from the map, some of these attractions are near Kings Cross, Russell Square or St Pancras International stations.