Museums in London
The British Museum looks at the cultural history of the world. Here you will find artefacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. Conveniently situated north of Covent Garden, on Great Russell Street, and just east of Oxford Street, the nearest Underground Station is Tottenham Court Road.
The Natural History Museum celebrates the Victorian's love of nature. The Natural History Museum highlights include 'Dinosaurs', 'Creepy-Crawlies', 'Ecology' and 'Mammals', with its unforgettable blue whale and 'The Power Within' earthquake experience. Entry is free and it is open every day from 10.00 to 17.50. Nearest Underground Station is South Kensington.
The Science Museum celebrates the Victorian's love of science. Adults and kids can explore the development of technology with “Making the Modern World”. Not to be missed in the chance to experience science on the big screen with an IMAX film interact with the word of physics at the Launchpad. Opening times are 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except 24 to 26 December and admission is free.
The Victoria and Albert Museum tells a 3,000-year history of the decorative arts - with over 2,000 objects from all four corners of the globe, from furniture, paintings and sculpture to metalwork, glass and textiles. Conveniently situated next door to the Science and Natural History Museum the nearest Underground Station is South Kensington.
The Handel House Museum is found in a finely restored Georgian house in Brooke Street, London. The museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous baroque composer George Frideric Handel.
The National Maritime Museum is the perfect outing to explore the world of the high seas. There is a host of activities including the ship simulator and firing a cannon at pirates!
The London Design Museum is located near Tower Bridge on the banks of the river Thames. The Museum showcases the history of product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. It also hosts a number of design exhibitions and promises to delight anyone interested in design.
The London Transport Museum is the perfect London museum outing for your kids. It explores the history of London’s transport system. Kids can try out the various vehicles of the London transport system. Children and young people aged 17 and under go free.
The Imperial War Museum presents the history of modern war and allows visitors to experience what it was like to be at war. The Imperial War Museum is currently closed for transformation and will be opened again in July 2014.