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Top 10 Recommended Museums in England


Museums in England
In the British Museum, England has one of the world's greatest museums. If museums are your thing, you could spend days, even weeks, in here travelling through human history. However, don't think that world class museums are the preserve of London alone. Travel west to SS Great Britain or north to the National Railway Museum and explore internationally important museums. To discover more, browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Museums in England'. We'd also suggest you browse our other 'Top 10' lists for further inspiration. Also, type 'museums' into the search box above. By James Penman.

British Museum, London

One of the world's great museums. An essential visit if in London or the UK.

Ironbridge World Heritage Site

Marketed as the 'Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution' so a seriously important place in world history. Loads of museums and located in the wonderful county of Shropshire. Try also the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO Site in Derb

SS Great Britain

The world's first great ocean liner. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. On the Floating Harbour in Bristol and a great way to start exploring this exceptional city. Try Portsmouth's HMS Warrior, too.

Fishbourne Roman Palace - Museum

One of many museums exploring our Roman past within England. You could also try Verulamium in St Albans or the Corinium in Cirencester.

National Railway Museum

The largest railway musuem in the world attracting over 800,000 visitors a year. Located in York. Try also STEAM in Swindon, Wiltshire.


Another museum specialising in Roman history. We include owing to its position by Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fascinating place.

HMS Victory

Setting for one of the most famous stories in English history. Nelson's flagship for The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Part of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which is a top place.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

In the New Forest National Park down in Hampshire. Within the Beaulieu Estate and an amazing place to visit even if you're not into cars.

Natural History Museum, London

One of the world's great Natural History Museums. Could spend days in here and it's in a super location close to other class galleries and museums in London.

Saltaire World Heritage Site

Saltaire is a Victorian model village in Bradford on the banks of Leeds and Liverpool Canal and River Aire. Important.