5 Unmissable Museums in Central London
Prehistoric, Fashion, Greek Mythology and Egyptian Artefacts; London is not just about great restaurants, bars and clubs. London can provide you with some of the best Museums to broaden your horizons and quench your inner-geek. Whether you want to look into the future or look into the past, here are some of our favourites.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The Museum offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and events all year round which inspire a love of the natural world and educate on the power of nature. Other highpoints include dinosaur fossils, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the state of the art Darwin centre and this summer's newest exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface.
Attracting 3.3 million visitors annually, the Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions. Interactive and thought-provoking, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. So if you want to experience what it's like to fly with the Red Arrows or blast off into space on an Apollo space mission, then head over to the Science Museum.
Victoria and Albert (V&A)
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Founded in 1852 it was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Its collections span over 5,000 years of human inspiration in practically every medium, housed in one of the finest groups of Victorian and modern buildings in Britain.
The British Museum
The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, and is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. And if Egyptian history is your choice of cultural knowledge; Egyptian antiquities have formed part of the British Museum collection ever since its foundation in 1753 after receiving 160 Egyptian objects from Sir Hans Sloane. So head down to one of Britian.
Imperial War Museum
One of London's beautiful well curated museum that is a must see for anybody visiting London. The museum tells the stories of people's experiences of modern war from WWI to conflicts today. With recreations of WWI trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions. The museum is funded by government grants, charitable donations, and revenue generation through commercial activity such as retailing, licensing, and publishing.
The Horniman Museum & Gardens
Based in Forest Hill and commissioned in 1898, The Horniman Museum & Gardens, was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend. It has displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, and is known for its large collection of taxidermy animals. If that wasn't enough, the museum also houses a quirky aquarium.
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