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The Mount Clare Temple is an amazing example of a neo-classical temple, complete with painted frescos of honeysuckle, musical instruments and incense burners and an early plaster version of the Elgin Marbles. Moved to its current location in 1913, the temple has been locked to the public for decades, but is now beginning restoration. Young people are invited to visit and learn more about the classical world and why for so many centuries people have been fascinated by the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

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“It's like London is culturally opened and I learned this today.”

Bissan, aged 15

“I would like to come back because we saw some things like treasure, I found treasures.” 

Mohammed, aged 8 

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The young refugee group made their own laurel wreaths and were taken to the British Museum to find out more about the Elgin Marbles.

"Can I please hear another story from the Greek Gods?


While I eat my oreo!"


– Rolan, aged 8

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