Did you know most museums in London are free to enter? You may have to pay for certain exhibitions but general entry is free for anyone. You can see some of the world's most precious artifacts and have a fun day out at the same time.
Here's our Top 10 favourite museums in the world's greatest city:
Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG
We had to start the list with it. The British Museum is one of the most well-known museums in the world. There are several internationally known treasures to behold from ancient Egypt, Greece, China, Mesopotamia, and more. Entry is completely free.
Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, SW7 5BD
You don't have to sail to the Galapagos to follow in Darwin's footsteps – you can visit this free museum full of ancient fossils, extinct animals, creepy crawlies, and precious metals. Before you leave, why not take a dinosaur souvenir with you? Entry is completely free.
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
Right next door to the Natural History Museum is the Science Museum, where you can marvel at various human inventions over the years. See actual space crafts, planes, medical technology, and more. The gift shop is also highly recommended; it's full of gadgets and gizmos to play with. Entry is completely free.
The Victoria & Albert is the largest art and design museum in the world. It's also next door to the Science Museum, so it's worth a visit. This is the place to go for classical sculptures, especially their Cast Courts, which contains copies of some of the greatest sculptures in the world. Entry is completely free.
The Piazza, WC2E 7BB
In the middle of Covent Garden – one of London's most beautiful attractions – you'll find the official public transport museum. London's double deckers, taxis and more are such iconic images of the city, and here you can see their old designs perfectly preserved. Entry is £20 with concessions for students.
Bankside, SE1 9TG
Inside a former power station, which is a wonder in itself to behold, you will find one of the world's largest modern art galleries. There's nothing old-school here: all six floors are devoted to contemporary art by living artists. Maybe you'll find your own creations here some day! Entry is completely free.
100 London Rd, SE23 3PQ
Obviously, London has a great museum for natural history, but what about human history? Look no further than the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Here you'll find something from every walk of life – quite literally: there's over 350,000 artifacts in here! Entry is completely free.
Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
Take a tour of military history at the Imperial War Museum. Here you can learn all about the developments which kept the United Kingdom safe. We recommend the Lord Ashcroft gallery, where you can learn about real-life heroes like Violette Szabo and Parkash Singh. Entry is completely free.
224-238 Kensington High St, W8 6AG
If the Tate Modern wasn't experimental enough for you, then head over to the Design Museum. You are bound to find some of the strangest and most remarkable works of art in the world. While you're there, you should check out their annual Designs of the Year exhibition. Entry is completely free.
183 Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
For medicine exclusively, this is the place to go. Their library is impressive but we are always taken away by the permanent Being Human exhibit, where you can see exactly what makes you tick. A word of advice: don't go on a full stomach! Entry is completely free.
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