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Double Decker Buses
Beamish Museum
7 double decker buses made by Tilling Stevens of Maidstone which were used for tramway replacement, seen at Tyneside...
Actinidia kolomikta
RHS Wisley
Actinidia are vigorous, mostly deciduous, twining climbers with simple ovate leaves which are variegated in some...
Giant Fregate Beetle
London Zoo
These beetles are flightless. They are only found on Fregate Island and are threatened by habitat loss and the...
The Georgian Dining Room
Staircase House
The beautifully restored Georgian dining room in Staircase House
Mechanical toy lion
V & A
Height 12.1 cm Width 36.8 cm Depth 28 cm Given by Clio Whittaker
Omphalodes cappadocica
RHS Wisley
Omphalodes can be annuals, biennials or perennials, with simple leaves and terminal racemes or cymes of blue or white...
Dragons of Komodo
Colchester Zoo
Colchester Zoo is one of the few zoos in the UK approved to keep Komodo Dragons and 'Dragons of Komodo' is now open...
Young Dionysians
Torre Abbey
A white marble group depicting two children with a basket of fruit, one holding a bunch of grapes. Acc No: SCM 3
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Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
RHS Wisley
Abies are evergreen conifers, often very tall, with whorled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves, often whitish beneath, and on the upper branches, large cones...
Commuting by Cable
Old Treasury Building
Travel by cable tram through the streets of Melbourne between 1885 and 1940. This documentary presents rare archival footage detailing the story of the largest cable...
Horse Ramp (in canals)
London Canal Museum
The ramps in the canals were once used to save horses after they fell into the river. Animal safety was important, or at least it was important to retain the animals...
Canal Gate
London Canal Museum
These gates were put in place to stop the flow of the river. It was necessary to do this in the instance of bombs falling on the Canal and ceasing the flow of debris....
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