The top free London museums
SOUTH KENSINGTON’S MUSEUMS
During Queen Victoria’s reign, her husband Prince Albert built world-class museums right next to each other in South Kensington. See prehistoric fossils, dinosaurs and taxidermy at the National History Museum, or head to the child-friendly Science Museum with its rockets and steam engines. The Victoria and Albert Museum is a leading museum of art and design, covering architecture, furniture, fashion and photography.
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THE BRITISH MUSEUM
This iconic building houses treasures including the Rosetta Stone and Eygptian mummies. Travel through time and around the world with a free paper guide in hand so you dont miss the highlights.
THE DESIGN MUSEUM
The museum offers an introduction to the history of contemporary design with the free display Designer Maker User, and opportunities to explore the present and future of design through pop-ups and temporary exhibitions.
MUSEUM OF LONDON
This is the world’s largest urban history museum, which has thousands of exhibits in nine galleries, including Roman and Medieval displays. Its sister museum in east London, the Museum of London Docklands, offers an insight into this historic area of the capital.
Museum Of London
THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM
This is the former home of Victorian Londoner Frederick John Horniman, who was a tea trader and philanthropist. Explore his huge collection of objects, specimens and artefacts from all over the world. There’s an aquarium, butterfly house and music gallery, as well as a 16-acre garden.