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20 July 2009

1880 – Natural History Museum, Kensington, London

Architect: Alfred Waterhouse Previously a section of the British Museum, Richard Owen, who was appointed Superintendent of the collection in 1856 wanted to expand the museum. Land in South Kensington was purchased, and...

14 July 2009

1905 – The Sheffield Public Museum & Mappin Art Gallery, Yorkshire

Architect: Gibbs & Flockton Panoramic perspective view published in The Building News, February 3rd 1905.

08 July 2009

1860 – Oxford University Museum, Oxfordshire

Architect: Deane & Woodward The neo-Gothic building, one of the finest in Britain, was designed by the Irish architects Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward. Directly influenced by the writings of critic John...

29 June 2009

1877 – Charles Museum, Maidstone, Kent

Architect: Hubert Bensted In 1855 Thomas Charles, a local doctor and antiquarian, left his collections of art and antiquities to Maidstone Borough Council. The Council acquired Charles’s house, Chillington Manor,from his executors and...

29 June 2009

1873 – Free Library & Museum, Blackburn, Lancashire

Architect: Woodzell & Collcutt Selected design after an architectural competition. Published in The Building News, January 3rd 1873.

29 June 2009

1881 – Proposed Free Library & Museum, Oldham, Lancashire

Architect: Thomas Mitchell “In this competition the Corporation have selected the design marked ” F.S.A.,” submitted by Mr. Thomas Mitchell, F.R.I.B.A , of Oldham and Manchester, for the first premium, £100, and the...

29 June 2009

1881 – Chadwick Museum, Bolton le Moors, Lancashire

Architect: R. Knill Freeman “This museum is the gift of the late Dr. Chadwick, and was erected for the Corporation from the design of Mr. E. Knill Freeman, Bolton, selected in open competition....

25 June 2009

1999 – Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Architect: Benson + Forsyth In 1991 architects Benson + Forsyth were selected as winners of the architectural competition to design the new Museum of Scotland. Sited opposite that other well known Edinburgh landmark,...

16 June 2009

1892 – Kelvingrove Museum Competition, Glasgow

Architect: Stark & Rowntree Unexecuted design for an architectural competition to design a museum and art gallery for Glasgow.