When it comes to museums, London is unrivalled. There’s so much for visitors to choose from, you might not even be able to fit them all into one trip! If you’re a history buff or culture vulture, London is sure to beguile you for years to come. To get started though, browse our pick of some of London’s finest museums, giving you an idea of what the city has to offer.


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Natural History Museum

Interest: Natural sciences

Perfect for: The whole family

If you have members of the family interested in natural sciences, the Natural History Museum should be first on your list. The museum is perhaps best known for the full-size diplodocus that stands in the entrance hall, but there’s also far more on offer. Here, fans can learn more about all aspects of natural history, from creepy crawlies and large mammals to dinosaurs. You can find out more about what the Natural History Museum has on offer here.

British Museum

Interest: Human history / Art and culture

Perfect for: Grown-ups

London’s British Museum is impressive for its sheer volume of works and number of artefacts. The museum has over 8 million items in its permanent collection in fact, the biggest in existence.  It houses artefacts from every period of history and from all over the world. It offers a comprehensive look at how human civilisation has evolved across the centuries. While many kids might not be enthralled with the idea of the British Museum, it’s a must-visit for adults interested in history. The museum is completely free, and hosts a number of special exhibitions each year.

Natural History Museum

Science Museum

Interest: Science

Perfect for: The whole family

For kids, science can be a bit like Marmite, but at the Science Museum they’ll quickly learn to love the excitement of the subject. There’s seven floors of interactive educational displays, and it’s even home to some simulators that allow visitors to experience a trip into space or what a major earth quake feels like. It’s heaven for adults and kids alike with an interest in science and there’s always something new to see.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Interest: Art and design

Perfect for: Grown-ups

The V&A rightly bills itself as the ‘world’s leading museum of art and design’. Home to 150 galleries and spread across seven floors, it’s a dream for those interested in art and history. In its spectacular exhibitions, you’ll find everything from fine art and sculpture to fashion and furniture spanning decades and even centuries.

Still undergoing its £150 million pound FuturePlan renovation, the V&A is constantly evolving and hosts new works reguarly. It’s completely free for all visitors with daily guided tours spanning all seven floors. Click here to find out more about what’s on in 2017.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

London Transport Museum

Interest: Transport

Perfect for: The whole family

Located in the bustling Covent Garden district, the London Transport Museum makes a fun stop for the whole family. Here you’ll learn about the history of transport – something that often fascinates kids and big-kids alike. You’ll start off in the 1800s and see the evolution of transport right through to the present day. Features include videos and interactive displays, as well as the opportunity to step on board transport through the ages. You can find out more about what’s on at the London Transport Museum here.

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