Checkout 7 Popular Museums in London

By Mohd Aktar on Monday, 20 January 2014

London's full of museums. There's big ones and small ones, good ones and ever-so-slightly crap ones. There are many London museums to choose from, including the British Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. London is also home to some unique and diverse museums too such as the Cartoon Museum, London Transport Museum, London Motor Museum, and Pollock's Toy Museum to name a few. Many of London's big museums are free, so it won't cost you a penny to see all that London's museums have to offer.

Here is a list of 7 popular museums in London

1. British Museum:


The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world. Entry is free but special exhibitions require tickets. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection. Book ferries to England & beyond to check all free London museums.

2. Bank of England Museum:


Bank of England Museum tells the history of the Bank and currency in the UK, and there’s lots of stuff about forgery. Tacked on to the end of the Bank of England, this museum is housed in a replica Sir John Soane interior, the largest of its kind in the world. Entry to the Bank of England Museum is free.

3. Science Museum:


The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. The permanent displays are free and they have exceptional temporary exhibitions for all the family. The museum houses various exciting and inspiring galleries exploring scientific themes including power, flight and space. The museum stands next to the Natural History Museum in a far plainer building.


4. V&A:


Probably one of the greatest museums in the world, the Victoria and Albert Museum has many permanent collections. Books, art, glass, ceramics, fashion, furniture: it's all here, housed in mid-19th Century splendour. The muesum holds the most comprehensive collection of British design and art from 1500 to 1900.

5. Cartoon Museum:


This highly entertaining London tourist attraction covers the history and development of British cartoons from the 18th Century to the present day. You can find an exhaustive collection of all types of cartoons in this museum including caricatures and rare examples of cartoon art. It’s an ideal place to entertain kids of all ages as well as a serious collection for animation enthusiasts.

6. Geffrye Museum:


Anyone with an interest in interiors or design will be charmed by the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. Based in a series of connected 18th century almshouses, the museum shows typical middle-class living quarters in a succession of period rooms.

7. Natural History Museum:


The Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. See a life-sized Blue Whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall. Entry is free but special exhibitions require tickets. Highlights include the popular Dinosaurs gallery, Mammals with its unforgettable model blue whale and the spectacular Central Hall, home to the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton. 

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