Musaeum Tradescantianum

Musaeum Tradescantianum The Musaeum Tradescantianum was the first museum open to the public to be established in England. Located in Vauxhall in south London, it comprised a collection of curiosities assembled by John Tradescant the elder and his son in a building called The Ark, and a botanical collection in the grounds of the building.

Turret House, the family home, was demolished in 1881 and the estate has been redeveloped; the house stood on the site of the present Tradescant Road and Walberswick Street, off South Lambeth Road. Tradescant divided the exhibits into natural objects and manmade objects. The first account of the collection, by Peter Mundy, is from 1634. After the death of the elder Tradescant and his wife, the col

Turret House, the family home, was demolished in 1881 and the estate has been redeveloped; the house stood on the site of the present Tradescant Road and Walberswick Street, off South Lambeth Road. Tradescant divided the exhibits into natural objects and manmade objects. The first account of the collection, by Peter Mundy, is from 1634. After the death of the elder Tradescant and his wife, the col

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