Best Museums in London

There are hundreds of museums in London. And the best: since 2001, admission to all state museums and galleries has been free. Even though almost all museums in London are really worth seeing, we have put together our favourite selection. 

British Museum

The British Museum in London is one of the largest and most important museums of cultural history in the world. The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors.

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Design Museum

The Design Museum in London is an internationally important design museum. It was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to the entire spectrum of design, from interior design and architecture to graphics, fashion and industrial design.

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. It is one of three museums on the Exhibition Road in London's South Kensington district. The museum exhibits together with the Geological Museum, wants to make the connections in nature clear and show how people depend on the earth's resources.

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Southwark, close to Ruby Lucy. It is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. As with the UK's other national galleries and museums, there is no admission charge.

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National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London houses about two million exhibits from the maritime sector and is considered the largest museum of maritime history in the world.

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Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is an art museum in London. It was created from the private collection of Sir Richard Wallace, which was bequeathed to the British state by his widow in 1897. The museum was opened to the public in 1900 at Hertford House.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Located on Cromwell Road in Kensington, West London, the V&A Museum houses the largest collection of arts and crafts and design in the world. The changing exhibitions with well-known fashion brands such as Dior are particularly worth seeing.

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