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The Geological Society

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Take a few moments to see history

London is filled with artifacts that hold great historical significance, objects like the Rosetta... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
BackpackerNoMore62
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Seattle, Washington
See the world's first geologic map

Step in for a moment to see William Smith's map. Peak in the library too. Just politely ask the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
Gehrig S
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Province of Alicante, Spain
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1 Oct 2018
“Take a few moments to see history”
20 Feb 2016
“See the world's first geologic map”
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

London is filled with artifacts that hold great historical significance, objects like the Rosetta Stone that helped to unlock the secrets of Ancient Egypt. William Smith's map of the geology of England gave birth to the science of geology, so it definitely qualifies. But unlike...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Step in for a moment to see William Smith's map. Peak in the library too. Just politely ask the receptionist to see THE MAP. It is a real look on the academic clubs that spun science forward in London for three centuries.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Geological Society is a whole load of fun! The world famous library holds a huge amount of books and publications of all things geology from the last 2 centuries. They also hold a huge collection of geological maps from around the globe anyone is...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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