There is so much to do and see in London, sometimes the mere thought of where to start can be overwhelming. London is home to a plethora of superb museums and art galleries, any of which can be a great starting point for your adventures around this fantastic city. The main museums are free to enter and each one has a lot to offer, they are also a great idea to visit as an educational trip for children.
The British Museum on Great Russell Street was founded in 1753 and is visited by around six million people each year. It houses a wonderful collection of human history spanning over two million years, including Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone and other world famous sculptures and objects.
The Natural History Museum is located on Cromwell Road and is a stunning architectural structure itself. The museum is home to a wide range of nature exhibitions which are interactive as well as exciting. The galleries of dinosaurs and mammals are amazing and the symbolic Diplodocus skeleton is a must-see, as it the model of the blue whale on display in the Central Hall.
You can easily spend the whole day in any one of London’s museums and the Museum of London itself is no exception. From prehistoric times all the way through to the modern history of Victorian London, you can marvel at brilliant displays that tell the tale of London’s past and the turbulent times in the city when it faced civil wars, fire and the bubonic plague.
The Science Museum on Exhibition Road is Europe’s most visited museum of science and technology. With interactive galleries and thousands of scientific objects on display, a trip to the Science Museum makes a fascinating, educational day out for people of all ages.
On London’s Cromwell Road, The Victoria and Albert Museum has an unrivalled and diverse collection representing more than 3000 years of human creativity and it is the greatest museum of art and design in the world. It provides an interesting insight into the cultural heritage of
London’s Imperial War Museum is the place to observe Britain’s military history. However between January and July 2014, the museum will be closed during its transformation to mark the centenary of the First World War. Located on Lambeth Road, the museum itself is a stately 1815 building.