From the world-famous British Museum to the quirky Science Museum, London has something for everyone in its free museums and galleries. Whether you’re interested in history, art, science, or culture, you’re sure to find something to love at the museums in London. Book your stay at one of the ideally located 5-star hotels in London’s West End and be assured of a historically and culturally rich experience.
Check out these top free museums and galleries that make a great way to explore the past and present of London.
The British Museum is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive museum, close to your luxe hotel near Chiswell Street London, boasting a collection of over 8 million objects from around the world.
You could easily spend days exploring its galleries, which cover everything from ancient Egypt to modern art. See the famous Rosetta Stone Tablet, the well-preserved remains of ancient Egypt, and the giant moai statue, known as the Easter Island Head. In addition to this, the museum offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including storytelling, art workshops, and scavenger hunts. So, if you’re travelling with kids, allow yourself plenty of time to explore this giant museum.
Natural History Museum
Another must-visit free museum, if you’re travelling to London with kids (or kids at heart), is the Natural History Museum. See dinosaurs, animals, and plants from all over the world, and learn about the natural world. Kids will love exploring the museum’s many galleries, such as the Dinosaur Gallery with the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton, the Life Gallery to learn about plant and animal life, and the Earth Gallery to explore the geology of our planet.
There are several family trails here that guide you through the museum and help you learn about the different exhibits, so don’t worry about missing out on the best parts of this museum.
If you’re interested in science, the Science Museum, close to some of the best hotels in central London is the place for you. Explore the history of science and technology and see spectacular exhibits on everything from space exploration to medicine, from the early days of flight to the latest advances in artificial intelligence.
If it’s a budget-friendly London trip that you’re planning, make sure to add Science Museum to your list with engaging exhibits like:
The Rocket, where you can explore the history of space travel and see a real rocket up close.
The Power Up to play video games curated from the past 50 years.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Fuel your day with a hearty breakfast at the Montcalm restaurant and head to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A is a treasure trove of art and design from around the world. See fashion, textiles, furniture, and more from different cultures and time periods. This unique and free museum has so much to offer from exploring the history of fashion and seeing amazing costumes from different time periods or learning about the history of photography and theatre. So, if it’s a list of museums to visit in London that you’re preparing, this one surely deserves a top spot!
These are just a few of the many great free museums and galleries in London. So, make sure you pack a comfortable pair of shoes because there’ll be a lot of walking for you to do and start planning to explore!