Top 5 Museums in London that you cannot miss - Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

London sure is on the travel list of anybody, who has never dreamed of going to London right? It is likely that if you like to travel just like me, you are sure that at least once in your life you will be going through London, whether for a weekend or even a few weeks or months, so you will want to know what to visit in London and make the most of what this incredible city has to offer.

You have few days to spend in the UK capital and you are feeling overwhelmed with all the available options that the British capital has to offer. Do not worry, you're not alone in feeling this way. You could spend your whole life in the English capital and never run out of things to do.

London has some of the best and most famous museums in the world and the best and that, most of them is that admission is free. However, because of their popularity and the fact that they are free, they can get very crowded. It is best to arrive early or visit on weekdays to avoid queues. But do not worry this detail of some of them got crowded, this will not be a problem to visit the.


Here you will find 5  museums in London that you cannot miss!!


British Museum

The British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. Its permanent collection, with more than 8 million works, is among the largest and most extensive existing and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the history of human culture from its earliest days to the present.

Visiting the British Museum is a must for beginners in London. You can check the website for more information for the day you are planning to visit.


Entry fee: Entrance to the British Museum is free.

Opening hours: open daily from 10:00 to 17:30 and on Fridays until 20:30.

- Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is by far my favorite museum in London. From dinosaur fossils and lunar rock fragments to exotic plants, there's no telling what you'll find during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.

The Natural History Museum is home to more than 70 million copies (with at least 500,000 items being added each year), making it one of the largest collections of natural history in the world.

The museum was founded in 1754 (although it moved to its present location in 1881) and was founded thanks to the generous contributions of Sir Hans Sloane, who was also responsible for contributing items to the British Museum.

Today, the museum attracts more than five million visitors a year and is considered one of the three most important museums in London (behind the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum).


-  Entrance: Entrance to the Museum of Natural History is free. There are admission fees for some of the exhibits and special events.

-  Opening hours: open daily from 10:00 to 17:50. Last admission 17: 30h. Open late on the last Friday of each month. Closed 24 to 26 December.

 Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world, housing a permanent collection of more than 4.5 million objects. Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, it was founded in 1852 and has since grown to cover 12.5 acres and 145 galleries. Its collection covers 5,000 years of art, from antiquity to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.


- Entrance: Entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum is free.

- Hours: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

- Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the city of Westminster in central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of more than 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th century. She takes care of the collection, enhancing it for future generations, mainly through acquisitions, and also studies it, encouraging access to images for education and the widest possible audience enjoyment.


- Entry: Entry to the National Gallery is free.

- Hours: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from Friday to 21:00 a.m.

- Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is one of London's most visited attractions, standing the test of time, reinventing itself and continually updating itself. Millions and millions of people have crowded into the gates of Madame Tussauds since its inauguration more than 200 years ago and remain as popular as ever.

Madame Tussaud was French and lived in Paris, attending the court of Versailles. After starting her wax museum in Paris, she moved to London in 1802. The rest is history, other wax museums imitate, but none match the original.

At Madame Tussauds London, you'll come face-to-face with some of the most famous faces in the world. The exhibits are regularly updated and revised as celebrities stand out or are forgotten.


- Check the website for prices.

- Open Hour: Check the website's operating hours on the day you plan to visit it.

- Address: Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR.


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