London is one of the worlds greatest cultural capitals. The city allures more than 20 million visitors per year and we can see why. This vibrant city has a lot to offer, one of those things is a diverse specter of amazing museums. So to broaden your horizons check out our top 8 museums and art galleries that you must include into your itinerary when exploring the capital of Great Britain. And the best part of it is, they are all free.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
This museum presents a great collection of fashion, textiles, design, and art. The collection is divided into different sets: fashion, furniture, jewelry, architecture and more from different decades of the century. It’s the world’s largest museum of arts and design.
It’s the first national museum that was opened for the public and it has an amazing collection of global artifacts that were discovered by British explorers. It’s Britain’s largest museum where you can get lost between artifacts of Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Natural History Museum
One of our favorite museums is the Natural History Museum. It’s magnificent. This museum is full of natural wonders, where you’ll find more than 80 million natural specimens, fossils, minerals, dinosaur skeletons, an earthquake simulator, etc. It’s great for kids and adults 🙂
This is the museum for modern and contemporary art lovers. Here you’ll find works from Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol, Bourgeois and more. The collections are not divided chronological but by abstract themes. Interesting!
This is an artistic institution that holds more than 2,300 paintings from the great minds like da Vinci, van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo… Works in the National Gallery span from 13th to 19th century. It’s placed in one of the most beautiful squares in London, Trafalgar Square.
Science Museum is a great learning museum, devoted to science. The seven floors take you from the Apollo 10 command module to the Queen’s first tweet. A lot of the exhibits are interactive and great for kids.
Imperial War Museum
The collection of the Imperial War Museum displays more than 400 objects from World War I to the present. The exhibition holds stories of modern conflicts, uniforms, letters, cars, jets and so much more.
Museum of London
If you want to get to know the history of the city, the Museum of London is the right choice. The museum will take you through the story of London from prehistoric times to the present day.
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Check out our top 8 museums that you must include into your itinerary when exploring London. And the best part of it is, they are all free.