Museum Lovers

From ancient history to modern art, explore the city with our list of the 15 best museums and galleries in London for all the museum lovers.

British Museum

Step into the world-famous British Museum and revel in its amazing collection of rare and historic artifacts from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.

Step into the world-famous British Museum and revel in its amazing collection of rare and historic artifacts from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.
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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Be dazzled by the eclectic art and design on offer at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Its vast collections include everything from ceramics and fashion to wallpapers and jewellery, spanning 5,000 years. Don't miss the museum's hit exhibitions, including Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

Be dazzled by the eclectic art and design on offer at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Its vast collections include everything from ceramics and fashion to wallpapers and jewellery, spanning 5,000 years. Don't miss the museum's hit exhibitions, including Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.
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Imperial War Museum

Discover the realities of modern wartime history at IWM London, from the First World War to the present day. Its permanent displays include Curiosities of War, The Holocaust Exhibition and the First World War Galleries.

Discover the realities of modern wartime history at IWM London, from the First World War to the present day. Its permanent displays include Curiosities of War, The Holocaust Exhibition and the First World War Galleries.
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Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands houses all manner of objects charting London’s history as a port. Exhibits housed in this 200-year-old warehouse include Sailortown, recreating what life was like in 19th-century London; and London, Sugar & Slavery, about the capital’s role in the transatlantic slave trade.

The Museum of London Docklands houses all manner of objects charting London’s history as a port. Exhibits housed in this 200-year-old warehouse include Sailortown, recreating what life was like in 19th-century London; and London, Sugar & Slavery, about the capital’s role in the transatlantic slave trade.
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V&A Museum of Childhood

Take a nostalgic trip back to your youth at the V&A Museum of Childhood and see how kids lived and played in years gone by. The museum has a delightful collection of childhood objects dating back to the 1600s, including retro toys, antique games, and dainty dolls.

Take a nostalgic trip back to your youth at the V&A Museum of Childhood and see how kids lived and played in years gone by. The museum has a delightful collection of childhood objects dating back to the 1600s, including retro toys, antique games, and dainty dolls.
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Garden Museum

Take a tranquil moment at the riverside Garden Museum to celebrate British gardens and gardening. Explore its temporary exhibitions before venturing into the garden to see the words and pictures come to life.

Take a tranquil moment at the riverside Garden Museum to celebrate British gardens and gardening. Explore its temporary exhibitions before venturing into the garden to see the words and pictures come to life.
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The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Venture into the home of the famous fictional detective at the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street. Inside his apartment, life-size waxworks recreate breakthrough moments in the place where he solved many of his baffling cases.

Venture into the home of the famous fictional detective at the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street. Inside his apartment, life-size waxworks recreate breakthrough moments in the place where he solved many of his baffling cases.
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Science Gallery London

Learn about cutting-edge science at the Science Gallery London. Enjoy wide-ranging exhibitions, watch demonstrations and attend discussions at this gallery, which is based on King's College London's Guy's Campus at London Bridge.

Learn about cutting-edge science at the Science Gallery London. Enjoy wide-ranging exhibitions, watch demonstrations and attend discussions at this gallery, which is based on King's College London's Guy's Campus at London Bridge.
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London Transport Museum

Discover how public transport played a part in the development of London with a visit to the London Transport Museum. See the original artwork for Harry Beck’s Underground map, the world’s first Underground steam engine, old London Routemaster buses and more.

Discover how public transport played a part in the development of London with a visit to the London Transport Museum. See the original artwork for Harry Beck’s Underground map, the world’s first Underground steam engine, old London Routemaster buses and more.
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The Design Museum

Experience the world of contemporary design at the sleek, modern Design Museum. Its exhibitions feature fashion, graphics, architecture and more, while its programme of talks and events complements the stunning visual displays.

Experience the world of contemporary design at the sleek, modern Design Museum. Its exhibitions feature fashion, graphics, architecture and more, while its programme of talks and events complements the stunning visual displays.
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