Amazing free museums and galleries in London

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London, being one of the largest cities in the world, is a popular spot for many people especially for those who are interested to visit museums and galleries.

The capital city of England and United Kingdom is definitely not short of such places for visitors. They provide wonderful information about histories and exhibition of arts and paintings. The best thing is that most of them are free and you do not have to pay for the entrance.

Of course, there are certain exclusive sections and exhibitions that you might have to pay a fee to visit.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of London exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. 

If you have the interests for dinosaur skeletons and other wonders of the natural world, this is the place to visit.

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Website nhm.ac.uk

Location:
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD

National Gallery

The National Gallery, founded in 1824, houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is located at Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster.

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Website nationalgallery.org.uk

Location:
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN

Science Museum

The Science Museum’s mission is to create a society that celebrates science, technology and engineering. The museum has different sections that tells stories about the Industrial Revolution, space exploration, clockmakers, telecommunications, mathematics, flights, and many more intriguing science topics.

Website sciencemuseum.org.uk

Location:
Exhibition Road, South Kensington,
London, SW7 2DD

National Maritime Museum

Part of the Royal Museums Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum comes with a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, and thousands of other objects. 

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Website rmg.co.uk

Location:
Greenwich,
London SE10 9NF

British Museum

The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest which documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was the first public national museum in the world.

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Website britishmuseum.org

Location:
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG

Tate

Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art galleries, the United Kingdom’s national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art.

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Website tate.org.uk

Location:
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

Imperial War Museum

The museum was founded with the intention to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. Since then, it has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914. As of now, the Imperial War Museum aims “to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘wartime experience’.

Website iwm.org.uk

Location:
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ

Royal Academy of Arts

Founded in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position as an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects. Its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

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Website royalacademy.org.uk

Location:
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is a museum and library that displays a mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks exploring “ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art”.

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Website wellcomecollection.org

Location:
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE

Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens has displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, and is known for its large collection of taxidermied animals. 

Website horniman.ac.uk

Location:
100 London Road
London SE23 3PQ

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