Museums in London

There are more than 300 museums in the British capital city. Here’s a list of the most popular ones. Look at the chart and visit the websites of the museums by clicking their names.

 

NAME ADMISSION OPENING TIMES WHAT TO SEE AND DO? ADDRESS; GETTING THERE
Museum of London free MON-SUN; 10.00-6.00

closed at X-Mas

see the history of London from 1666 till now 150 London Wall

getting off the Tube at Barbican / St Paul’s / Moorgate

National Gallery free;

tickets for special exhibitions

MON-SUN; 10.00-6.00; FRI 10.00-9.00

closed at X-Mas and New Year’s Day

see the greatest collection of European paintings in the world Trafalgar Square
getting off the Tube at Charing Cross / Leicester Square
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre a child’s ticket costs 11,50 GBP MON-SUN; 9.00-5.00

closed on 24th and 25th December

learn about the works of William Shakespeare and the original Globe Theatre at a special lesson  

getting off the Tube at London Bridge

British Museum free;

tickets for special exhibitions

MON-SUN; 10.00-5.30; FRI 10.00-8.30

closed at X-Mas and New Year’s Day

the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world;
Famous objects include: the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies and the Portland Vase
Great Russel Street

getting off the Tube at Holborn

Natural History Museum free; tickets for special exhibitions MON-SUN; 10.00-5.50;

closed at X-Mas

the flora and fauna of the world; Most popular attractions: the earthquake imitation and the T-Rex Cromwell Road

getting off the Tube at South Kensington

Science Museum free;

tickets for IMAX cinema and flight simulators

MON-SUN; 10.00-6.00; closed at X-Mas the major man-made stuff and inventions from the wheel to hybrid cars Exhibition Road

getting off the Tube at South Kensington

Victoria and Albert Museum free;

tickets for special exhibitions

MON-SUN; 10.00-5.45; FRI 10.00-10.00

 

large collections of arts and crafts including furniture, jewellery, ceramics and textiles Cromwell Road

getting off the Tube at South Kensington

Madame Tussauds London a standard child ticket costs 24 GBP MON-FRI 9.30-5.30;
SAT-SUN 8.00-6.00
a large collection of wax figures of celebrities, politicians, famous people; 4D cinema and other attractions Marylebone Road
getting off the Tube at Baker Street