Top 10 Free Museums in London




1. British museum

British Museum is one of the must-visit venues in London. The total collection of objects in this museum is approximately 8 million and can only display 80 thousand at any single time. This museum is dedicated to more than two million years of human history, art and culture and has many world-renowned collections like Egyptian Mummy, Rosetta Stone, and Parthenon Sculpture. This museum has more than 6 million visitors every year. It is located at Great Russell Street and The nearest tube station is Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, and Holborn.




2. Natural history museum

The natural history museum has got a huge range of collections including the biggest, tallest and rarest animal in the world from a different section of natural history. The main hall of the museum has a huge skeleton of a blue whale and also has a 40 million years old spider. The total collection of the museum is approximately eighty million. It has also got a wildlife garden with a huge collection. It is located at South Kensington, the nearest tube station is South Kensington.




3. Science museum

The science museum is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions with more than 3million visitors every year. This five-floor very informative museum gives you the opportunity to learn about scientific advancement over the last three hundred years. You have the opportunity to see, touch and experience more than 15 thousand objects on display and its space travel and IMAX cinema is amazing. It is located at exhibition road at the South Kensington and the nearest tube is South Kensington.

4. Museum of London

If you wonder about London’s past then the museum of London is the place for you to find out about the history of London. You can find out all about London from prehistoric London to modern London. This world’s biggest urban museum is packed with 90 thousand historical collections to browse for free. It is located on the London wall at the barbican, the nearest tube station is st. Paul’s.The national maritime museum is a museum about the British naval history packed with a collection of historic maps, ships, and uniforms. This is part of a world heritage site and is combined with the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and the tea clipper Cutty Sark. Itis located in Greenwich, the nearest station is Cutty Sark.




5. National maritime museum

The national maritime museum is a museum about the British naval history packed with a collection of historic maps, ships and uniforms. This is part of a world heritage site and is combined with the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and the tea clipper Cutty Sark. Itis located in Greenwich, the nearest station is Cutty Sark.




6. Tate modern

Tate Modern is one of the famous attractions in London with a huge collection of modern and contemporary art. This is part of four Britain’s national collection of British and international contemporary and modern art galleries housed with many world-famous paintings, photographs, performance art done by many world-renowned artists including Pollock, Warhol and Picasso. The cafe on the top floor has a stunning view of the river The Thames. It is located on the bankside with the nearest tube Southwark or blackfriars.




7. Victoria and Albert museum

This is one of the world’s best museums for art, design and performance representing the long history of human creativity. The total collection of objects in this museum is more than 4 million featuring fashion, furniture, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics from all over the world. The remarkable items include queens victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet, Japanese sword, Chinese ceramics, plaster casts made from Michelangelo’s David, the Ardabil carpet. The British and Europe galleries tell you the glorious story of art, culture and design of Britain and Europe. It is located at South Kensington and the nearest station is South Kensington and Knightsbridge.




8. National Gallery

The national gallery is one of the most famous art galleries in the world, houses many of the masterpieces by world-renowned painters including Leonardo Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Renoir, Titian and Turner and Gainsborough. With magnificent artworks, it attracts more than 6 million visitors every year from all over the world. Gallery provides a free guided tour with audio guides in many languages and facilitates many family activities. It is located at Trafalgar Square, the nearest tube station is Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester Square.




9. Imperial war Museum

Imperial War Museum is one of the world’s best museum that tells about the suffering of ordinary people during the war. This museum established in 1917 during the first world war. It has a huge collection of objects starting from the first world war until today. The remarkable objects include uniforms, vehicles, photographs, weapons, and rocket bombs. It has also objects related to 9/11 tels you the story of the conflict in the modern world. It does not praise the war rather re-examines the justification of war on ordinary people. It is located in Lambeth and the nearest tube station is Lambeth North.




10. Bank of England Museum

This impressive museum tells you the history of money and the history of the central bank of England since established in 1694 till today. The vast and rare collection of the museum includes gold bars, distinctive coin, and banknotes, pikes and muskets used for the security of the bank and the history of prominent customers. It is located in the bank area and the nearest station is Bank.

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