London is home to some of the oldest and most well known museums in the world.
London is known as being a very expensive city to visit, except for it’s large museums which are usually free to enter. Occasionally the various museums will have exhibits which you will have t pay for, but in general their main exhibits tends to be free to view.
London is a treat for museum lovers. There are hundreds to choose from. Some of the main ones are listed below:
The British Museum
The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection. Entry is free but some exhibitions require tickets.
The Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.
The Imperial War Museum
Discover the story of those who lived, fought and died in conflict from the First World War to the present at the Imperial War Museum. Learn about WW1 in The Trench Experience, explore espionage in The Secret War, and visit the acclaimed Holocaust Exhibition. Entry is free but some exhibitions require tickets.
London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum hosts exhibitions connecting transport with the social and cultural history of London. You will find over 80 vehicles spanning 200 years of London’s history, including a red Double Decker bus and the world’s first Underground steam train.
The Museum of London
The Museum of London is the world’s largest urban museum, packed with historic objects and exhibitions telling the story of London’s past. Discover prehistoric London, the city under the Romans, and medieval London. Free entry
The Natural History Museum
As well as the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. Including a life-sized Blue Whale. Entry is free but some exhibitions require tickets.
The Royal Museums Greenwich
This is the world’s largest maritime museum, the historic Queen’s House, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich: all now part of the Royal Museums Greenwich.
The Science Museum
Entry is free but some exhibitions require tickets.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A celebrates art and design with over 3,000 years worth of artefacts from around the world. A treasure trove, including furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, and textiles, the list goes on and on… Entry is free but special exhibitions require tickets