Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, London
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The engine is housed in a Grade-II-listed building, "Engine House No. 2", and, having been restored to working order, the engine is the main feature of Markfield Museum.
The museum is sited on the northern edge of Markfield Park, a public open space.
The Tottenham and Wood Green sewage treatment works and pumping station was opened in 1864.
The Markfield Beam Engine itself was built between 1886 and 1888. It was commissioned on 12 July 1888 and saw continuous duty from that time until late in 1905, when it was relegated to standby duty for stormwater pumping.#more
By the late 1950s, it was decided that the site was too small to have a digested sludge system installed and that the treatment charges levied by the London County Council meant that it was more cost-effective to have all effluents directed through a new low-level sewer to the rebuilt Deephams Sewage Treatment Works at Edmonton. Thus pumping of sewage would no longer be required at the Markfield Works.
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National Maritime Museum, London
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The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, and 17th-century Queen's House.#more In 2012, Her Majesty The Queen formally approved "Royal Museums Greenwich" as the new overall title for the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and the Cutty Sark. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the National Maritime Museum does not levy an admission charge, although most temporary exhibitions do incur admission charges.
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Natural History Museum, London
y. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture — sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature — both exemplified by the large Diplodocus* cast dominating the vaulted central hall. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments; access to the library is by appointment only. The museum is recognised as the pre-eminent centre of natural history and research of related fields in the world.
* It has just been replaced by the skeleton of a blue whale, the largest animal on Earth.
Queen's House, Greenwich, London
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Its architect was Inigo Jones, for whom it was a crucial early commission, for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I of England. It was altered and completed by Jones in a second campaign about 1635 for Henrietta Maria, queen of King Charles I.#more The Queen's House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in Britain. It was Jones's first major commission after returning from his 1613–1615 grand tour of Roman, Renaissance and Palladian architecture in Italy.
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