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Top 10 Recommended Museums in London


Museums in London
The British Museum is one of the world's great museums. If you have time to visit only one musuem on your trip to London or the UK, we'd recommend a day or two here. If you have a little longer to explore the city and its museums then browse our recommendations below. Switch to map view to see where they are located.

British Museum, London

One of the world's great museum collections. More than 13 million objects. Essential visiting if in London or the UK. We'd also suggest visiting Sir John Soane's Museum which is just down the road.

Natural History Museum, London

Another of London's and the UK's world-class museums. You could spend days browsing its collections. Highlights include its dinosaur skeletons and a blue whale. Both the Victoria and Albert Museum and Science Museum are next door.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

One of the world's finest collections of decorative arts and design. Close by are the Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall.

National Maritime Museum, London

Magnificent location on the banks of the Thames within Greenwich Park and looking across at Docklands. The UK's foremost maritime museum and part of . Across the water, visit the Museum of London Docklands.

Tower Of London World Heritage Site

Included here owing to its collection of over 20,000 gems. 'The greatest working collection of Crown Jewels in the world'. All within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, too. Local museums include the Design Museum, Winston Churchill's Britain at War Museum and The Clink Prison Museum.

The British Library, London

If you like books, visit the galleries and exhibitions here. An extraordinary collection. Nearby museums include the Foundling Museum and The Charles Dickens Museum, the British Museum and the Sir John Soane's Museum.

Imperial War Museum, London

Internationally important war museum specialising in 'those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day'. Also visit Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms.

Bank of England and Museum, London

Founded in 1694. Given the importance of the financial sector to London, it's a must-see if you want to get to know the city. Whilst you're in the area, visit the Museum of London.

Lords Cricket Ground and MCC Museum, London

'The Home of Cricket'. Contains cricket memorabilia since 1864. Visit Wembley Stadium, too.