London Museums

For a country so steeped in history, it is perhaps unsurprising that the Capital contains such a vast number of museums. Recent proposed legislation will hopefully ensure that a number of the major museums remain free, but where you do have to pay, its often around the £5 mark.

If you're planning on going to a lot of museums its probably worth purchasing a 'London White Card'. This is a three or a seven day pass to fifteen of the major museums. Its costs £16 for three days or £26 for seven days. Family cards are available and these cost £32 for three days or £50 for seven days. A family card covers two adults and four children.

  • The British Museum

    The British Museum, Europe's most famous museum, and London's most popular attraction is a must see for any visitor to London. Ninety four galleries of archaeological finds, prints, coins, antiquities... more »

  • BT Museum

    Note: The BT Museum closed its doors to the public in August 1997. The museum was a tribute to the history of telecommunications, as told by British Telecom. Packed with school... more »

  • Design Museum

    Not one of London's major museums, but compulsory for fans of modern contemporary design. Located in the Terrence Conran 'gastrodome' (he has a number of excellent restaurants in the locale),... more »

  • Charles Dickens Museum

    The Charles Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty Street is the only surviving London home of Dickens (his residence from 1837 until 1839) and is where Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist.... more »

  • Imperial War Museum

    The Imperial War Museum was originally founded in London in 1917 to commemorate those who died or suffered in the First World War. It has since expanded to include... more »

  • The Jewish Museum

    The Jewish Museum in Camden is home to a huge variety of treasures, paintings and textiles presented and dedicated to celebrating Anglo - Jewish life. Videos explain the meaning of... more »

  • London Transport Museum

    The London Transport Museum charts the development of transport, from the first horse drawn bus to the very latest in technology. Housed in a section of the old Covent Garden... more »

  • London Toy and Model Museum

    Note: This museum has closed down. The London Toy and Model Museum had vast collection of classic toys and working models. One of the favourites was the newly restored model Victorian... more »

  • Museum of the Moving Image

    Note: This museum is now closed. We have left this page here to inform people who might still be searching for it that it has now closed. The Museum of the... more »

  • The Museum of London

    The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Palaeolithic period to the Present day. Opened in the 1970s, it is just a short ten minute walk from... more »

  • The National Gallery

    Situated on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery has been the home for the National Collection of Art from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. All art... more »

  • The National Portrait Gallery

    From medieval to present time, the National Portrait Gallery houses over 10,000 portraits of famous men and women throughout British history from as early as Henry VII to the present... more »

  • The Science Museum

    Founded in 1892, the Science Museum was originally a combination of items from the Royal Society of Arts and the Great Exhibition of 1857, but now is home to an... more »

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum

    The Victoria and Albert Museum was established after the successful Great Exhibition of 1851, although it was not named as such until 1899. Named in honour of Queen Victoria and Prince... more »