Looking for the best museums in London? In this article, I'll give you an overview of the most amazing museums you can find there!
The capital of the UK has some of the most beautiful museums in the world and they are definitely worth your time. Here you find the best ones that I found, and they are all free!
These museums are in part why London is one of the best cities in the United Kingdom. What's great is that going to these museums is also a great activity when you are alone in London.
1. The British Museum
The British Museum is one of the best museums in the world. It is dedicated to human history, art and culture.
Furthermore, it houses a massive collection of more than 8 million items. All items that are on display here were gathered during the time of the British Empire from all around the world.
Here you can find something from almost anywhere on the planet, from mummies to Greek statues to ancient Asian art. Best of all, you can visit the museum for free.
You should also go to the British Museum if you're only one day in London!
2. Tate Modern
Do you like modern art more? Then you should head over to Tate Modern!
It is a modern art gallery that is one of the best and largest in the world.
It is also one of the most popular museums in the world, with around 6 million annual visitors.
Admission to this museum is also free (some exhibitions charge a fee).
3. Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum, you can find all kinds of life and earth science specimens. Going here is one of the best things to do in London.
There are about 80 million items, of which some were collected by Charles Darwin. You can find skeletons of dinosaurs, whale skeletons, and displays about human evolution including remains of human ancestors.
This museum is also free to enjoy for all and it's really one of the best museums in London!
It is also great to visit the Natural History Museum during Christmas in London. Not for the collection, but for the annual ice rink in front of it!
4. The National Gallery
The National Gallery houses a lot of paintings from all over the world. With works from Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet, and Raphael you will definitely enjoy this museum if you like paintings.
The museum is located in the middle of Trafalgar Square and is an ideal place to go to while enjoying the rest of London.
Again, admission is completely free! This is one of the best free things to do in London!
5. The British Library
The British Library is the largest library in the world. There are around 200 million items that can be found here. This is definitely impressive.
Wondering what a library is doing on a list of best museums? Part of the huge collection of the library is on display in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery and it is opened to the public every day of the week, with no admission fee!
Here you find manuscripts by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Geoffrey Chaucer, Virginia Woolf, and many more famous writers.
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