Museums in London

British Museum in Bloomsbury

Museums in London are many but In the British Museum, people from every continent will find fragments of their own cultural history. For tourists as well as for the multicultural population of London, if it wants to refresh its roots. The largest collections are related to ancient cultures. Of course, the museum has objects of European culture until the 20th century.

Museums in London The new hall inside British Museum
The new hall inside British Museum

Museum’s collections are huge, so it’s worth concentrating on one department, such as for example the Greek and Egyptian  collections. Egyptian artifacts and statues are in both upstairs and downstairs; Ramses II and many Amenhotep III, officials, local rulers. Colorful sarcophagus and other artifacts can also be found on the upper floor of the museum.

The Rosette Stone is one of the main attractions of the museum. The stone opened the puzzle of hieroglyphs.

Museums in London Benignant Pharaos in British Museum
Benignant Pharaos in British Museum

The ancient collection of the museum is extensive: there is mycenean culture and the artefacts of ancient Greece, which reflect the movement, wildness, war and life style with dancing and celebration.

Nereid’s Temple / Tombstone, one of the seven wonders of the old world: the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus and many of the fragments of Parthenon temple which was in Athens.

Museums in London Statues from Halikarnassos' Mausoleum
Statues from Halikarnassos’ Mausoleum

The most important sights of the museum include the Iranian gold treasure collection, the Oxus jade turtle, the Benin African ivory the Japanese samurai helmet and the sword, the King’s Tomb of the King of England, Sutton Hoo, the elephants and whales from Scotland found in Scotland. The museum also features one of the oldest board games in the world: the royal game of Ur and of course the Rosette stone.

Oxus, turtle made of jade, artwork of the islamic culture
Oxus, turtle made of jade, artwork of the islamic culture

Exhibition Road -Museum Street

There are two huge parks and at least three interesting museums in the Kensington district. Kensington and Hyde Park’s extensive parkland and on the other hand Natural History Museum, Victoria-Albert Museum, and Science Museum.They are museums in London with free entrance.

Museums in London Entrance to Victoria/Albert Museum
Entrance to Victoria/Albert Museum

Victoria Albert Museum

The Victoria-Albert Museum’s collections were originally intended for art and design students, It was to educate via copies or plaster casts of masterworks for those who could not afford to travel to see original works – the statues of Michelangelo and Donatellos David. Also copies of the Portland vase and Trajan’s column are in the museum.

Museums in London Statue Hall in V/A museum
Statue Hall in V/A museum

The collections of the Interior Museum are huge (approx. 2.25 million items) and diverse ranging from photographs and statues to posters and a variety of imaginative utensils and fashion creations.

UK fashion from the 60s and 70s
UK fashion from the 60s and 70s

The museum has its own department of British interior design history and major South Asian culture departments. The golden age of British colonialism emanates from fascinating objects from different cultures: quite a collection of gods and their statues, tableware, and gold items from Thailand, India, Pakistan and Tibet.

Asian god
Asian god

Natural history museum

Museums in London Skeleton of a lizard
Skeleton of a lizard

The exhibitions in Natural History Museum are inventive and dramatic and fun, which is sure to appeal to the younger audience and children.

If u want to see funny museums in London with children this museum is for you.

In the large hall, at the entrance greets the big and black Diplosaur skeleton, and there are plenty of skeletons or imitations of ancient lizards in the museum. There is a also lively plastic moving and roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex in dramatic lighting in museum.

You see the natural history and geology of the earth millions of years ago, the treasures of nature: rough diamonds, emeralds, topazes and many gemstones that inspired the nation back to the sea for conquests.

The main collections are free, but there are also special exhibitions with entrance fee.

Science Museum

The Science Museum is located on the same Exhibition Road as the V / A and the Natural History Museum. The museum presents achievements in English applied science. There is the work of James Watt, the inventor of a steam-powered machine, which created the conditions for industrial revolution and machine-based production. But in the museum there is many other exhibitions about science that are partly free, but other you have to pay entrance fee.

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square Square is home to a large column from the naval battle winner Admiral Nelson. There are a lot of people, tourists and street artists gathering on the square, featuring live music.

Also nearby is the National Portrait Gallery, where you can admire the portraits of British characters National Gallery is a London-based art museum founded in 1824. It is located in a building designed by William Wilkins, built between 1832 and 1838 and later expanded on Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery’s collections represent all the trends of Western European art from late Middle Ages to Impressionists.

Museums in London National Gallery
National Gallery

The National Gallery collection contains over 2,300 works. The most famous are Rokeby Venus by Velázquez, Temeraire Fighter by Turner and Vincent van Gogh´s Sunflowers.

You may also want to look at the Leonardo da Vinci Cave Madonna, Rembrandt’s mature self portrait and The Ambassadors and Giovanni Arnolfini and his wife by Hans Holbein.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is an art museum renovated in an old power plant, located by the Thames behind a young birch forest. Museums in London are popular and Tate is the world’s most popular museum of modern art with 5-6 million visitors each year.

Museums in London Tate seen from the Millenium Bridge
Tate seen from the Millenium Bridge

The museum is largely free: only special exhibitions have access fees. The Tate Modern consists of a huge Turbine Hall, the center of the building and on the second floor of the Chinese sculpture of Ai-Weiwei. There are tanks on the sides where performances are given. There are two multi-storey towers next to the Turbine Hall, both with showrooms.

They can be accessed by an escalator and by a lift if you are unable to walk through all four-robe layers where the works are displayed. You can also reach the top 10 floors of the Tate Modern with a lift, which can be viewed from a contemporary London perspective.

See London for free in 10th floor of Tate
See London for free in 10th floor of Tate
Turbine Hall in Tate, the White Tree in the middle is by chinese artist AiWeiWei
Turbine Hall in Tate, the White Tree in the middle is by chinese artist AiWeiWei