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The distinctive character of South Kensington is often attributed to Sir Henry Cole. He played a very prominent part in making the 1851 Great Exhibition such a success and then went on to become the first director of the South Kensington Museum, the forerunner of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He also played a prominent role in promoting the Royal Albert Hall and the National Training School for Music. He lived in various houses in the area, including 33 Thurloe Square where his blue plaque is located.
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