Museums

MuseumsLondon

London has lots of museums, so whatever your field of interest is, you will for sure find a museum suitable for you. Children bored in historical museums can visit toy museums, those bored in toy museums can visit historical museums, and besides all of this, you have galleries, sports museums, and much more. Read about the different London museums here, and make ready for some interesting visits to different London museums.

If you are interested in the latest news on exhibitions in London, see the news later down on this page. For an overview of different exhibitions in London currently on display, visit our Exhibitions in London page.

Museums in London

British Museum

The British Museum if one of the largest historical museums in the world, which opened its door in 1753. The British Museums presents its visitor not only with British history, but with the history of the entire world. You can for example enjoy the great Egyptian exhibition, where you can see the famous Rosetta Stone....

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Cartoon Museum

This museum is ideal for everyone, but especially for kids. The Cartoon museum was opened in 2006 and it shows the history of cartoons from the 18th century and all the way to our days. Visitors can see drawings, pictures, animations and cartoons from the different times. Useful information about Cartoon Museum Opening times: From...

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Fan Museum

If you are into fans and simply love to have a fan give you a chill on a hot summer day, then the Fan Museum might be exactly your thing. Here you can see more than 3500 different fans exhibited in a building from 1721. Worth a visit. Useful information about the Fan Museum Opening...

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Museum of London

Museum of London is a historical museum opened in 1912. While you can see history from objects from the entire world in the British Museum, the Museum of London deals with exactly London. So if you would like to know more about the history of the capital of England, pay a visit to the Museum...

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National Maritime Museum

With more than two million objects in the exhibition the National Maritime Museum is the largest maritime museum in the world. Here you can see the uniform that Admiral Nelson used in the Battle of Trafalgar and many other interesting objects. If you first visit the National Maritime museum, why not visit the Royal Observatory...

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Pollock’s Toy Museum

Pollock’s Toy Museum is packed with toys, so this is an ideal place for families to visit. The collection of Benjamin Pollock was what made the museum possible, and it was opened in 1956. Toy Museum information Entrance: £5 Opening times: 10.00-17.00 Transport: Goodge Street (Northern line) Webpage: http://www.pollockstoymuseum.com/

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Royal Air Force Museum

The former airport, Hendon, gives home to the largest museum in England dealing with air-planes. The Royal Air Force Museum was opened in 1972, and this is where to go for every flight enthusiast visiting England. Royal Air Force Museum information Entrance: free Homepage: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/ Opening times: 10.00-18.00 Transport: Colindale (Northern line)

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Science Museum

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 in London, and today it is one of the most important science museums in the world. More than 300,000 objects are exhibited here, and more than two million guests visit the museum every year. In the science museum several categories of science are covered, for example medical science,...

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theather

The original theater was unfortunately in poor condition for a long time, but after renovation work it was reopened in 1997. The Globe theater has always been and will always be the theater of Shakespeare. You can still see performances inside the theater today, but you can also see a museum with original clothing, furniture...

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes has his own museum in London. The character made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived according to the novels in Baker Street 221b between 1881-1904. Today a museum can be found on that address, and here you can see everything as it was described in the famous novels about Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes...

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Tate Britain

The founder of the museum Henry Tate opened it in 1897. His own pictures served as the basic collection of the museum, but it was soon enriched with more pictures from both England and other countries. The solution to the blessings was the Tate-chain, in which Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern also joined in. In...

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern was opened in the former factory building in year 2000. Here you can see modern art from the 19th and 20th century. Famous painters such as Picasso, Dali, Ernst and Pollock are exhibited here, and it has had more than four million visitors every year at the most. A very popular and very...

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Wimbledon Tennis Museum

The Wimbledon Tennis Museum opened its doors in 2006, and here you can get to know a whole lot about tennis and the famous Tennis competitions arranged every year in Wimbledon. The museum is very modern, with interactive programs and lots of information available on screens and exhibited around. Wimbledon Tennis Museum information Entrance: £10...

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The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum is located on the spot of one of the first orphanages in London which was founded in 1739. By the start of the 20th century more than 27,000 orphans had been raised here. Today visitors can take a look at the orphanage itself, and in the museum you can see objects from...

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Victoria and Albert Museum

This museum received its named from Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. It was founded in 1852 and have more than 4,5 million objects in its collection. You can see objects from the European, the American, the Asian and the African culture; a mixture of pictures, ceramics, jewels, statues, furniture and more. A nice exhibition with...

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution located in the heart of London, in England. The Academy is based in Burlington House on Piccadilly near to the metro station Piccadilly and Green Park. The Royal Academy of Arts was funded in 1768.The Royal Academy of Arts or RA is an independent and a...

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News about exhibitions in London

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