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Top 10 Best and Free Museums in London

Here is our guide to top museums in London. Most of these museums have free entry and are worth spending couple of days.

1. National History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits over 80 million items from various segments of natural history. The museum is visited by over 5 million visitors every year. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on National History Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

2. Science Museum

Science museum is a world class museum that has a collection of 300,000 items. The museum has five floors and is visited by over 3 million visitors every year. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on Science Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

3. Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum

The museum’s collection spreads over seven floors and is comprised of over 2.27 million items for decorative arts and design in virtually every medium from virtually every time period. The museum is visited by over 4 million visitors every year. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on V&A Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

4. British Museum

British Museum’s has remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history. The museum is visited by over 6 million visitors every year and has world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on British Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

5. National Gallery

National Gallery is one of the most visited art museum in the world after Louvre (Paris), the British Museum (London) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY). It has a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on National Gallery to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

6. Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery and one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.The gallery is a highly visited museum, pulling in approx. 5.8 million visitors in 2018. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on Tate Modern to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

7. Design Museum

The Design Museum won 2018 European museum of the Year award. It offers inspiring insights into the world of design with exhibitions on fashion, architecture, graphics, product and digital design. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on Design Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

8. Imperial War Museum

Imperial war museums is a family of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. Displayed across six floors, the museum’s vast collections encompass a wealth of objects – from uniforms to photographs, vehicles to films, weapons to works of art – each with a story to tell. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on Imperial War Museum to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

9. Museum of London

The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times. The museum have sites in central London, Docklands, and in Hackney. Museum of London at London wall receive over a million visitors each year and hold the largest archaeological archive in Europe. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on Museum of London to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

10. British Library

British Library is one of the biggest museums in London with 170 million items and 330 miles of shelf space. It has rare collections; including displays of the original manuscripts of Charles Dickens, Virginia Wolf, Jack Kerouac, Lewis Carroll and varying instalments of maps, sacred texts, newspaper and sound archives. Free Entry, but some exhibitions may need tickets.

Read our guide on British Library to know the opening timing, what you should not miss there, how much time needed for visit, how to reach there, what else to do nearby and many more questions.

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