London Gas Museum

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Coordinates: 51°31′20″N 0°0′18″W / 51.52222°N 0.00500°W / 51.52222; -0.00500

Souvenir pencil sharpener from the museum in the form of an industrial hard hat

The London Gas Museum was a museum in the London Borough of Newham in east London, England.

It was situated on Twelvetrees Crescent, London E3 3JG, on the eastern side of the River Lea and near to Bromley-by-Bow tube station. The building dates from 1905 when it was part of a gas works and is still known as the London Gas Museum for post.[1] Amongst other exhibits, it held a gas-powered radio, and an assortment of survey maps for gas companies.[2]

Closure[edit]

In 1998, the museum started preparing to close, and distributed its collections to various entities.[2] The former contents were merged with the collection in the Leicester Gas Museum.[3]

The building is now occupied by offices.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London Gas Museum". www.levyllp.co.uk. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "London Gas Museum". The National Archives. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ "National Gas Museum". www.nationalgasmuseum.org.uk. Retrieved 21 February 2018.