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The British Optical Association Museum situated at the College of Optometrists is the museum of the eyecare professions. Founded in 1901, the museum is recognised as the oldest optical museum in the world. The collection the museum holds includes more than 27,000 items.

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British Optical Association Museum
42 Craven Street
The College of Optometrists
WC2N 5NG London

Museum type(s)

Specialized & Alternative Science & Technology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Full Building Tour - £10 per person

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  • Museum shop


42 Craven Street, London, England


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