10 Free museums in London

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Do you like culture and history? Well, the odds that you want to visit a museum is quite high then. And did you know that London is one of the best places to visit in England if you want to visit a museum?

British Museum

This museum is a must visit when going to London. Here you can see artifacts and collections from all over the world. It was founded already back in 1753!

National Gallery

At this gallery, you can admire more than 2000 paintings dating back all the way to the middle ages. Here are even works of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Botticelli, Da Vinci and Caravaggio, and many more!

Science Museum

Interested in Science? Then you should go here where you can see more than 15 000 important science objects!

Natural History Museum

Here you can see everything from dinosaur skeletons to a full-size blue whale model, and much more about the history of our planet.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Is art your thing? This museum is home to one of the most spectacular collections of art in the world. Here are more than 2.3 million pieces of art and objects to take a closer look at, which means you can be spending hours here without a problem. Definitely one of the top places to visit in England if you’re interested in art.

Visiting this museum is one of the best things to do in Kensington.

Museum of London

And of course, you should learn more about the history of London itself. This place will showcase everything you could possibly want to know and imagine about the city and its history. The museum showcases all the way back to prehistoric times of London until modern day.

Imperial War Museum

Here’s the museum that displays everything from the first world war until modern days. It’s very interesting and quite upsetting as well to see all the destruction that humans are capable of doing to others.

National Maritime Museum

At this place, you can see ancient maps and ship models. It’s every sailor’s dream to go here, and you can learn all about the British Naval history, which is quite long and interesting, to say the least. And if that weren’t enough, you can also see the same uniform that Nelson wore at the battle of Trafalgar.

Royal Air Force Museum

If the maritime museum wasn’t your thing, and you’re more interested in flying than sailing. The Royal Air Force museum is for you!

At this museum, you can learn all about the history of the aviation.


Of course, this is just a small selection of all the museums of London, and there are plenty of others that are worth a visit, even free ones. To visit a museum is without a doubt one of the top things to do in London as a tourist, and there’s just so much history to discover.

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