Museums in London

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You’re never far from an exciting museum in London. No matter where you live, there’s a chance to delve into the past or learn all about nature right on your doorstep. With over 250 registered arts institutions across Greater London fit to burst with information on history, science, arts, sport and culture, you'll find plenty to engage your interest. So if you're seeking an inspiring day out with the chance to learn something new, check out our great range of vouchers on museums in London.

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Best Price Tickets from £29.90 at Tower of London
Best Price Tickets from £29.90 at Tower of London
Best Price Tickets from £29.90 at Tower of London
The Postal Museum Admission Ticket
The Postal Museum Admission Ticket
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£16.00
The Postal Museum Admission Ticket
Natural History Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
Natural History Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
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£17.14
Natural History Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum
Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum
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£40.00
Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum
V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
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£17.18
V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
British Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
British Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
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£15.46
British Museum with Self-Guided Audio Tour
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
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£16.40
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
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£16.40
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
British Museum Guided Tour
British Museum Guided Tour
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£21.08
British Museum Guided Tour
Skip the Line: Museum of Brands Entrance Ticket
Skip the Line: Museum of Brands Entrance Ticket
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£10.39
Skip the Line: Museum of Brands Entrance Ticket
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
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£25.20
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
Small-Group Guided Tour of British Museum
Small-Group Guided Tour of British Museum
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£40.00
Small-Group Guided Tour of British Museum
Highlights RAF Museum London & the Battle of Britain
Highlights RAF Museum London & the Battle of Britain
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£39.96
Highlights RAF Museum London & the Battle of Britain
London: WWII Churchill Blitz Walk & Imperial War Museum
London: WWII Churchill Blitz Walk & Imperial War Museum
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£39.00
London: WWII Churchill Blitz Walk & Imperial War Museum
Semi-Private Museum of London & Roman Highlights Tour
Semi-Private Museum of London & Roman Highlights Tour
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£49.00
Semi-Private Museum of London & Roman Highlights Tour
The British Museum Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
The British Museum Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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£49.00
The British Museum Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Afternoon Tea and Visit to Cutty Sark Ship in London
Afternoon Tea and Visit to Cutty Sark Ship in London
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£37.00
Afternoon Tea and Visit to Cutty Sark Ship in London
Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London
Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour fr...
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£450.00
Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire:London with Stopover Duxford imperial War Museum
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire:London with Stopover Duxford imperi...
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£683.07
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire:London with Stopover Duxford imperial War Museum
4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)
4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)
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£413.36
4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)
Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
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£46.58
Sherlock Holmes Museum & Westminster Walking Tour
National Maritime Museum Small Group Tour in Greenwich London
National Maritime Museum Small Group Tour in Greenwich London
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£97.61
National Maritime Museum Small Group Tour in Greenwich London
Kid-Friendly Small Group London British Museum Tour w Egyptian & Greek Sections
Kid-Friendly Small Group London British Museum Tour w Egyptian & Gr...
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£70.45
Kid-Friendly Small Group London British Museum Tour w Egyptian & Greek Sections
Wimbledon Tennis and Museum Tour
Wimbledon Tennis and Museum Tour
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£491.81
Wimbledon Tennis and Museum Tour
The Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
The Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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£80.85
The Natural History Museum London Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Kid-Friendly Natural History Museum & Dinosaurs Private Guided Tour in London
Kid-Friendly Natural History Museum & Dinosaurs Private Guided Tour...
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£188.14
Kid-Friendly Natural History Museum & Dinosaurs Private Guided Tour in London
Time Travel at the Museum of London Private Guided Tour for Kids & Families
Time Travel at the Museum of London Private Guided Tour for Kids & ...
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£101.98
Time Travel at the Museum of London Private Guided Tour for Kids & Families

Museums in London: things to know before you go

There are museums in London for everyone, from those with a penchant for scientific innovation to budding Attenboroughs. We’ve answered some of the most common questions to help you find your perfect day out.

What are the best things to see in the British Museum?

With over eight million items to its name, and over 80,000 on public display at any one time, there are some amazing things to see at the British Museum in London, including:

  • Rosetta Stone. Discovered in 1799, the Rosetta Stone has the same decree inscribed on the surface in hieroglyphic, demotic and ancient Greek. As scholars could still read ancient Greek at the time of discovery, this valuable object provided the key to reading hieroglyphs.
  • Parthenon Marbles. The Elgin Marbles were originally part of the Parthenon; a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the most famous buildings in the ancient world. These iconic marble sculptures share an insight into the history of ancient Athens.
  • Lewis Chessmen. Part of an extraordinary hoard found hidden in a sand dune on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, these beautifully carved medieval masterpieces in walrus ivory delight visitors with their distinctive characterful expressions.

What is there to see at the Natural History Museum in London?

The Natural History Museum is home to an incredible 80 million specimens and a large number of collections that help us understand more about the natural world. The museum’s permanent dinosaur exhibition draws crowds from all over the world to gaze upon the remains of the iconic T Rex and see the skull of a Triceratops. The blue whale exhibit is breath-taking for its sheer size, and it's fascinating to see models of extinct mammals alongside specimens of their modern relatives. There's so much to see that we recommend taking a tour with Babylon Tours to catch the best bits. Don't miss the Science Museum, Design Museum and London Transport Museum too.

What is the difference between an art gallery and museum?

While a museum features many different kinds of exhibits, including paintings and art, most of its pieces are held for public enjoyment. Most art galleries, on the other hand, profit from the sales of the artwork. A museum is a non-profit organisation that relies upon gifts, grants and admissions to pay for running costs.

An art gallery has a specific artistic focus and works to promote its artists and sell their artwork, paying them for each sale, minus commission.

What museum has the largest collection of art?

The National Gallery art museum based in London's Trafalgar Square holds one of the largest collections of art in the UK - over 2,300 works of art spanning from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It aims to care and grow this prestige collection, whilst keeping it open to the public. See famous paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Turner, Botticelli and Rembrandt amongst many others. It's well worth taking a tour to get that educated insight into the world of art.