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The Last Tsar will explore the extraordinary life and death of Tsar Nicholas II and his family -- the last imperial monarch of Russia -- who once ruled over a sixth of the earth's land mass.
The exhibition will delve into their private lives through the use of artefacts, documents and photographs — many of which have never been seen before in the UK — to reveal the unimaginable power and wealth which came to an abrupt end when they disappeared at the beginning of the Russian Revolution.
This fascinating exhibition will explore on the huge influence that medicine had on the Romanovs, from treating Tsarevich Alexei's haemophilia B — a rare blood condition that affected her mental health — to the role of their notorious spiritual adviser Rasputin.
It will also reveal some of the advances that have been made which would likely have transformed the investigation into their brutal deaths.
> Craig’s review of Science Museum – “The first thing you'll see are some original engines by James Watt and Trevithick: big Victorian steam machines about twenty feet tall, beams as thick as tree trunks. It would be great if they got them going again. Imagine the noises they must have made! They probably sounded like a cross between car crash and a kettle; all whistles, clatter and bangs. I'm looking for… continued”
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Call in the Cavalry — National Army Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 9 Jun 2019 – An exhibition about the British Hussars, exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars.
Crime Scene Live! — at the Natural History Museum – 5 Nov 2018, 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 24 May and 7 Jun 2019 – A group event where you'll turn into a CSI and collect evidence around the Natural History Museum to solve a murder mystery
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