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FREEMONT'S CALIFORNIA, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. A moving Diorama of Free. mont's Overland Route to Oregon, Texas, and California, This exhibition is not to be considered so much as a work of art, as a clever map or survey of a tract of land, richly diversified with wood, water, and noble and fantastic shapes of mountains, and such will be found both instructive and interesting. Open daily, at half-past two, and a quarter before eight o'clock. Admission, one shilling; stalls, two shillings; amphitheatre, sixpence,
PANORAMA OF THE NILE,
Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. This grand moving Panorama of the Nile gives as perfect a representation of the various localities as can be effected by any pictorial display. The spectator is supposed to start from Grand Cairo, up the river, with his face towards the western bank, as far as the Second Cataract, passing the once celebrated city of Memphis; the Pyramids of Dashour ; Girgen, formerly the capital of Upper Egypt; the Temple of Dendera, commenced by Cleopatra ; the Memnonium, or Temple of Rameses II., with its gigantic sitting statues ; Edfou, the Appollinopolis Magna of the Romans, one of the largest temples of Egypt; the “ Throne of Pharoah," as the remarkable group of rocks near the Island of Philoe is termed by the Arabs. Having reached the Second Cataract, which divides Nubia from Ethiopia, a journey of nearly eight hundred miles from the place of starting, the navigation of the Nile here terminates; and the spectator descends the river, with his face to the eastern bank on his return to Cairo. His voyage now enables him to see Derr, the apital of Nubia; a portion of Thebes, Karnak, the tombs of Beni Hassan, the Libyan Desert, the Pyramids, and the Sphynx. The painting is principally the work of Mr. Warren, President of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours, and of Mr. Fahey, the Secretary of the same Institution, from sketches made chiefly by Mr. Bonomi, the distinguished traveller in the East. Open daily : afternoons at three, evenings at seven. Admission : stalls, 3s. ; pit, 2s. ; gallery, Is.
PANORAMA OF CONSTANTINOPLE. Polvorama, 300, Regent Street. This highly interesting Panorama of the City of the Sultan, is painted by Mr. Thomas Allom, and is divided into two parts; the first, showing the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles, and the exterior of the city; and the second, conducting the spectator into the interior of the city, where various features of Turkish life, such as the bazaar, the baths, and the seraglio, are displayed. Of the accuracy of the views there can be no doubt, the drawing is exceedingly good, and the artist has been remarkably successful in his architectural details. Open daily. Admission, ls.
ROYAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION,
309, Regent Street, near Portland Place. Incorporated by Royal Charter, and first opened to the public on Monday, August 6, 1838, for the exhibition of novelties in the arts and practical sciences, especially in connexion with agriculture, mining, manufactures, and other branches of industry. The premises are spacious and well appointed, and extend, from the east entrance in Regent Street, three hundred and twenty feet in depth, including the mansion No. 5, Cavendish Square. The cxhibition consists for the most part of mechanical and other models, distributed through various apartments; as a hall, devoted to manufacturing processes, a laboratory beneath, a theatre or lecture-room above, a very spacious hall, and other apartments. The gallery contains upwards of five hundred specimens, and several manufactures and arts are shown in their processes. The objects exhibited, and the lectures in explanation thereof, are repeatedly changed, to admit the topics of present interest: thus, aerial navigation, the atmospheric railway, the electric telegraph, agricultural chemistry, and the electric light, have successfully taken their places among the leading attractions. Open daily, from ten till five, and from seven till ten. Admission, Is. Explanatory Catalogues, 1s. Subscribers pay £1 1s. for perpetual admission.
MADAME TUSSAUD'S EXHIBITION,
Baker Street. The proprietress of this very interesting exhibition of Wax-work was a spectator of some of the most striking scenes of the first French revolution. Her talent in this art is unique, and the skill with which the groups are arranged, and the truthfulness of the fulllength figures of the most noted persons of the age, lend a charm to this exhibition which no other collection of wax figures ever possessed. Open daily, from ten till ten. Admission, 1s. Catalogue, 6d. A small room, called the Chamber of Horrors, is set apart to models of the heads of the principal actors who were decollated in the first French revolution, and some of the most noted mur