The cultural, artistic, and historical offerings of London are vast. The museums in London, the UK’s capital, are some of the best in the world. Be sure to check out all our suggestions.
Check the Imperial War Museum if you’re interested in history. Art lovers should visit Tate Modern. Check out the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum if you’re a sports enthusiast. Visit London’s must-see museums; they cover a wide range of interests.
The British Museum
There are more than thirteen million objects in the British Museum’s collection. It spanned over two million years and was opened to the public in 1753. The beautiful Great Court is the center of a unique experience for visitors:
They can see treasures from all over the world in one place and compare them directly. Up to 5.8 million people annually see world-famous artifacts. Including the Rosetta Stone. Parthenon masterpieces and Egyptian mummies. Daily gallery visits, seminars, and guided tours complement the regular schedule of special exhibits.
The Museum of Modern Tate
Along the banks of the Thames is the Bankside Power Station. Now home to Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. Incredible artwork by Cézanne. Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dal, Pollock, Warhol, and Bourgeois.
Among many others, it is on display for free throughout the building’s Turbine Hall.
The Museum of Natural History
One of London’s most stunning iconic buildings is the Natural History Museum. Home to hundreds of fascinating, hands-on exhibitions. The Central Hall houses the museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton.
It has impressive sights, while the popular Dinosaurs exhibit. The Mammals display also has remarkable models of whales. You may take a self-guided tour of the Cocoon building. Hundreds of intriguing specimens are housed and peek inside labs to witness experts at work.
There is a wide variety of temporary exhibits and activities at the museum. Such as opportunities to participate in talks with leading scientists on current scientific and environmental topics.
The National Gallery
The National Gallery focuses on Western European art from the 1200s to the early 1900s. Wonders by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, and Cézanne.
Visitors of all ages may enjoy the many different types of programming available. Including guided tours, holiday-themed activities, film and audio-visual presentations, and special exhibits.
Museum of Victoria and Albert
People often say the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s best art and design museum. It has a collection that spans more than 3,000 years and is unmatched in its breadth and depth. The V&A, which is in South Kensington, has just finished an extensive renovation and makeover.
The William and Judith Bollinger Jewelry Gallery and the British Galleries trace the history of Britain. Throughout the medium of the country’s art and design are other must-sees. Some of the best Middle Ages and Renaissance art can be seen in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.
The V&A has a full schedule of events and temporary exhibits that have drawn people worldwide.
The Science Museum
From Stephenson’s Rocket to the Apollo 10 command module. The London Science Museum has a lot of significant historical and cultural artifacts. There are seven floors of galleries where you can learn about the past, present, and future of technology.
One of the floors has a special effects simulator where you can fly the RAF Red Arrows.
Charles Dickens Museum
In 2012, we celebrated the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’s birth. The Charles Dickens Museum is housed in his home from 1837 to 1839. It has an excellent collection of artifacts related to the author, including letters.
Photos, first editions, furniture, mementos, and painstakingly recreated rooms. During the year 2012, several temporary exhibits honor the bicentennial.
The Museum of Lawn Tennis
There is no better place to learn about what has been made in Wimbledon. The most sought-after championship in tennis than at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Learn how this game went from being played casually in the backyard to becoming a global phenomenon.
Visiting the exhibition dedicated to its history is worth millions of dollars. The museum’s exhibits bring tennis’ rich history to life with multimedia elements like touchscreens and audio tours.
Royal Museums Greenwich
The new name for the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, and the Royal Observatory. The Peter Harrison Planetarium, which merged in 2012. These four landmarks are in Greenwich. A picturesque city that is also a World Heritage Site.
Draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Visitors may admire Harrison’s timepieces and Nelson’s clothing. Stand on two different hemispheres atop the Prime Meridian. Touch a 4.5 billion years old meteorite before heading to the stars in London’s only planetarium.
An extensive exhibition dedicated to the monarchy and the River Thames. It will be on display at the National Maritime Museum in 2012 in honor of the Diamond Jubilee and the museum’s 75th anniversary.
The London Museum
See London’s tumultuous history like never before at the Museum of London. Visitors can learn about London’s history from the prehistoric to Roman and Saxon eras. Middle Ages, and the years when civil wars, the plague, and fire wreaked havoc on the city.
At the Galleries of Modern London, sightseers may retrace the steps of Victorian Londoners. Wander through re-created pleasure gardens and gawk at the Lord Mayor’s Carriage.