Museums in London

Here is our guide to the best museums in London, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert and Museum of London.

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Major museums

> British Museum
The British Museum’s highlights are the Reading Room and ancient Egyptian collection.
> Churchill War Rooms
Home to Prime Minister Churchill’s wartime government during the dark days of World War II.
> Imperial War Museum
Covers World War I and II, the modern Gulf War and many other battles, from Korea to Vietnam.
> Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the story of London from Roman times up to the present day.
> National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum contains the actual jacket that Admiral Nelson wore at Trafalgar.
> Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum covers everything from long-dead dinosaurs to erupting volcanoes.
> Science Museum
From the dawn of time to modern day marvels… with working exhibits and push-button displays.
> Sir John Soane’s Museum
Sir John’s passion for memorabilia has led to a hotchpotch of objects from all over the world.
> Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum has everything from Tube-train simulators to horse-drawn carriages.
> Victoria & Albert Museum
The V&A has a large and varied collection – from 17th-century dresses to the growling Tipu’s Tiger.

House museums

Boat museums

These ships are floating museums…

Cutty Sark · Golden Hinde · HMS Belfast

Other museums

Museum exhibitions in London


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Where:Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Collect evidence around the Natural History Museum and become a CSI for a night, during "Crime Scene Live".


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Where:Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington
The Victoria & Albert Museum's new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.


From:
Where:Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!


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Where:Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington
The Victoria & Albert Museum's 'Opus Anglicanum' exhibition will show some masterpieces of English medieval embroidery.


From:
Where:Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green
The Museum of Childhood's new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.


From:
Where:Imperial War Museum, London
Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.


From:
Where:Natural History Museum, South Kensington
"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.


From:
Where:Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Re-live Ben Stiller's "Night At The Museum" movie, with an adult-only sleep-over at the Natural History Museum.

 

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