Top 5 Museums

1. London Canal Museum 

At this rather unusual museum you can learn about the history of London’s canals and head out on guided towpath walks and trips through the Islington Tunnel.
Get there: New Wharf Road, London; Nearest tube, King’s Cross St Pancras

2. The American Museum in Britain 

Bringing American history and cultures to the people of Britain, this ambitious museum covers everything from Native American heritage to contemporary pop culture. If you have time for bite to eat or fancy visiting more local attractions, don’t forget to check out FGW offers and discounts – exclusive to First Great Western passengers.
Get there: Take FGW train to Bath Spa then bus number 18 or 418

3. Baked Bean Museum of Excellence 

Claiming to be the wackiest museum on the planet, this left-field collection devoted to the humble baked bean is perhaps the most eccentric tourist attraction in South Wales.
Get there: Take FGW train to Port Talbot Parkway

4. Museum of Witchcraft 

A visit to Cornwall is not complete without a trip to Boscastle’s museum – home to the world’s largest collection of witchcraft regalia. We’re sure it will cast a spell over you. While in Cornwall, make sure you take advantage of fantastic discounts on local events and attractions which are available to First Great Western passengers.
Get there: Take FGW train to Bodmin Parkway.

5. Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising 

Located just off Portobello Road, this famous museum is dedicated to the history of consumer culture. With more than 12,000 original items on show, any visit is bound to revive nostalgic memories. 
Get there: Colville Mews, London; Nearest tube, Ladbroke Grove
12 September 2014
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