Rainy Day Guide to London: Museum Edition 🏺✨
There is nothing quite like the museums in London. First of all, there are SO many to visit. And second of all, most of them are FREE! I lived in London for 2 years and I tried my absolute hardest to take advantage of the opportunity and visit as many of London's museums as I could. However, if you're not like me and don't have 2 years to check off the museum bucket list, I've put this guide together to give you a sense of what each museum has to offer. Hopefully, this helps you decide which museum you'd like to visit on your next trip to London! Even after 2 years, I haven't visited all of London's museums, so give this guide a save for any future updates!
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Museums: 

Victoria and Albert Museum
@czphoneshome
The V&A is all about art and design. But they expand beyond that and cover all types of creativity! What I mean by that is that they've had collections on fashion, makeup, photography and even Winnie the Pooh.
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Natural History Museum
@czphoneshome
The name kind of gives it away but this museum is all about Natural History. So this means that you'll learn about everything to do with nature including dinosaurs, space, oceans and wildlife!
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Imperial War Museum
@czphoneshome
The Imperial War Museum is rather underrated in my option! It is all about war but most specifically WWI, WWII, the post-war eras and the Holocaust. Fun Fact: the WWI exhibit is probably one of my favourite exhibits I've ever visited!
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Science Museum
@czphoneshome
The Science Museum in London doesn't have one particular focus on a branch of science. So here you can learn about space and flight, see the evolution of the clock, feel immersed in the gaming world or even discover more about the race to get the covid vaccine.
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The British Museum
@czphoneshome
This is probably London's most iconic museum which has been around since 1753. They say that the museum was the first to cover "all fields of human knowledge." But I would say that the British Museum is most known for being an ancient history museum. Fun Fact: I would only rate this museum a 6.5/10
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The Sherlock Holmes Museum
@czphoneshome
I love the concept behind this museum! The fact that they've taken a fictional literary character and created a museum all about him is super cool to me! This museum is located at 221b Baker Street and takes you through his house where you can see displays of this character’s life and some memorabilia from his cases. Important note: It is NOT free to visit - it costs £16 per adult.
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Galleries:

The National Gallery
@czphoneshome
I really enjoyed visiting the National Gallery. This is a very typical art gallery with a large collection (unlike the Tate Modern which just houses modern art). They carry works of art from some of the biggest names in art including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Turner, Raphael, Da Vinci, Velazquez, Reubens and Monet.
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Tate Modern
@czphoneshome
The Tate Modern is dedicated to Modern Art! But more specifically this museum carries work from the early 1900s until the present day. You can find paintings, sculptures, performances and installations from artists from all over the world.
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My personal favourite: 

National Portrait Gallery
@czphoneshome
The National Portrait Gallery is dedicated to the most famous people in Britain. There are over 12,000 portraits of the most significant people in British History. I found it so interesting to learn about history through the faces of Britain's leaders and famous people. This gallery has been closed for a bit but plans on reopening June 2023
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I hope this guide was helpful and that you've left inspired to explore more of London's Museums! 

You can find the COMPLETE guide and breakdown of each museum/gallery along with my personal rating on my blog. I also share exactly what I liked & didn't like about each spot - hopefully to help you decide what museum is best for you and your interests! 

If you're looking for more ideas of how to spend your time in London, feel free to explore and save some of my other guides below! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

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Rainy Day Guide to London: Museum Edition 🏺✨
There is nothing quite like the museums in London. First of all, there are SO many to visit. And second of all, most of them are FREE! I lived in London for 2 years and I tried my absolute hardest to take advantage of the opportunity and visit as many of London's museums as I could. However, if you're not like me and don't have 2 years to check off the museum bucket list, I've put this guide together to give you a sense of what each museum has to offer. Hopefully, this helps you decide which museum you'd like to visit on your next trip to London! Even after 2 years, I haven't visited all of London's museums, so give this guide a save for any future updates!
9 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Museums: 

Victoria and Albert Museum
@czphoneshome
The V&A is all about art and design. But they expand beyond that and cover all types of creativity! What I mean by that is that they've had collections on fashion, makeup, photography and even Winnie the Pooh.
Add to
Details
Natural History Museum
@czphoneshome
The name kind of gives it away but this museum is all about Natural History. So this means that you'll learn about everything to do with nature including dinosaurs, space, oceans and wildlife!
Add to
Details
Imperial War Museum
@czphoneshome
The Imperial War Museum is rather underrated in my option! It is all about war but most specifically WWI, WWII, the post-war eras and the Holocaust. Fun Fact: the WWI exhibit is probably one of my favourite exhibits I've ever visited!
Add to
Details
Science Museum
@czphoneshome
The Science Museum in London doesn't have one particular focus on a branch of science. So here you can learn about space and flight, see the evolution of the clock, feel immersed in the gaming world or even discover more about the race to get the covid vaccine.
Add to
Details
The British Museum
@czphoneshome
This is probably London's most iconic museum which has been around since 1753. They say that the museum was the first to cover "all fields of human knowledge." But I would say that the British Museum is most known for being an ancient history museum. Fun Fact: I would only rate this museum a 6.5/10
Add to
Details
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
@czphoneshome
I love the concept behind this museum! The fact that they've taken a fictional literary character and created a museum all about him is super cool to me! This museum is located at 221b Baker Street and takes you through his house where you can see displays of this character’s life and some memorabilia from his cases. Important note: It is NOT free to visit - it costs £16 per adult.
Add to
Details

Galleries:

The National Gallery
@czphoneshome
I really enjoyed visiting the National Gallery. This is a very typical art gallery with a large collection (unlike the Tate Modern which just houses modern art). They carry works of art from some of the biggest names in art including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Turner, Raphael, Da Vinci, Velazquez, Reubens and Monet.
Add to
Details
Tate Modern
@czphoneshome
The Tate Modern is dedicated to Modern Art! But more specifically this museum carries work from the early 1900s until the present day. You can find paintings, sculptures, performances and installations from artists from all over the world.
Add to
Details

My personal favourite: 

National Portrait Gallery
@czphoneshome
The National Portrait Gallery is dedicated to the most famous people in Britain. There are over 12,000 portraits of the most significant people in British History. I found it so interesting to learn about history through the faces of Britain's leaders and famous people. This gallery has been closed for a bit but plans on reopening June 2023
Add to
Details

I hope this guide was helpful and that you've left inspired to explore more of London's Museums! 

You can find the COMPLETE guide and breakdown of each museum/gallery along with my personal rating on my blog. I also share exactly what I liked & didn't like about each spot - hopefully to help you decide what museum is best for you and your interests! 

If you're looking for more ideas of how to spend your time in London, feel free to explore and save some of my other guides below! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

* * *
CURATED BY
Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 I specialize in France & UK travel! Both of these 2 countries I have lived in and traveled around extensively and I love helping travelers explore more underrated and unique sides of these great countries! **Travelling to France for the Olympics in 2024? I'd love to help make your trip memorable!** I am a foodie at heart! When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I'm always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I come from a teaching background which means I am very detail-oriented & someone who is deeply motivated by being as helpful as possible - something I hope you see in every single one of my guides, itineraries, and consultations! Fast facts about me: ✨ I've lived in the UK, France, and (of course) Canada ✨ I've traveled to 30 countries ✨ I've taken 8 different cooking classes/food tours abroad ✨ I'm a history & geography teacher with a foodie alter ego How I can help you? 🌎 Browse through my pre-made France & UK travel guides ☎️ Book a consultation call with me 📝 Order a customized itinerary ✅ Order a personalized list of travel recommendations I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨
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