My most frequented museums in London!
London is known to be the birthplace of wonderful art and artists. It is home to numerous beautiful museums that you should not miss when you are visiting. Visiting museums is one thing I love doing for the several years I have lived here. No matter what the season is, as long as it is open, a trip to a museum would never fail. Most importantly, it is free!
I have 5 museums that I love and have been frequenting in London, these are:
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Located in Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. I visit the V&A atleast every 2-3 months or atleast 3-4 times a year, as it usually features many amazing installations. Apart from that, the architecture from the beautiful entrance, the most visited cafeteria and beautiful stairs, everything is just exquisite here. From unmissable exhibitions to extraordinary collections, there is something for everyone at this global destination for art, design and performance, a world of creativity in the heart of London. This is definitely my favourite if I had to choose one.
The Natural History Museum
Located in Cromwell Rd, South Kensington
The Natural History Museum is a museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. This is probably the most visited museum in London as it is great for school trips or when you’re into natural history. I love dropping by here every summer, reliving those school trips I used to have before.
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. The museum is a centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. It is known for its dinosaur exhibition which is what most people are excited about. This is the place for all those into science. The architecture is also the perfect example of Victorian London which is just beautiful.
The British Museum
Located in Great Russell Street
The British Museum is a public museum dedicated to human history, art and culture located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection of eight million works is the largest in the world. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present, that’s 2 million years of human history and culture. The British Museum was the first public national museum to cover all fields of knowledge. My fondness of different cultures just gets activated everytime I visit here.
The Tate Modern
Located in Bankside, London
The Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art. Tate Modern has over a hundred years of art, from modernism in the early 1900s, to exciting works created today. This includes paintings, sculptures, and more made by artists all over the world. I found myself really into modern art since I started living here in the UK and Tate Modern is my go-to place to see these amazing artworks. Also, don’t forget to visit the rooftop to see that gorgeous London skyline free of charge!
The National Gallery
Located in Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. I have always admired beautiful portraits and paintings, and visiting The National Gallery unleashes that. Every piece of art here just makes me awe in its beauty. Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most popular displays here and getting to see it with my own eyes was surreal. Since this is located in Trafalgar Square, in Central London, I keep seeing myself visiting here.
Visiting these museums really delights me. I always exit the doors of these museums with a huge smile on my face.
Hope you can visit them soon. Don’t forget to book tickets, don’t worry, it’s free!
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