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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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Private Guided Tour of The Victoria and Albert Museum
Private Guided Tour of The Victoria and Albert Museum
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£174.66
Private Guided Tour of The Victoria and Albert Museum
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
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£15.40
'Cutty Sark' Entrance Ticket
10+ bought
Private Walking Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Private Walking Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum
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£208.57
Private Walking Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Private Victoria and Albert Museum Tour!
Private Victoria and Albert Museum Tour!
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£90.00
Private Victoria and Albert Museum Tour!
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British Museum Private Tour
British Museum Private Tour
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£90.00
British Museum Private Tour
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour & Ripper Museum
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour & Ripper Museum
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£56.59
Jack The Ripper Walking Tour & Ripper Museum
A Day at the Museum - Natural History Museum London
A Day at the Museum - Natural History Museum London
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£437.16
A Day at the Museum - Natural History Museum London
British Museum Guided Tour
British Museum Guided Tour
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£58.81
British Museum Guided Tour
London Underground Tour & Tour Of The Subterranean Postal Museum
London Underground Tour & Tour Of The Subterranean Postal Museum
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£71.02
London Underground Tour & Tour Of The Subterranean Postal Museum
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The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
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£69.10
The National Gallery of London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
Sherlock Holmes Museum & See London's Top Sights Walking Tour
Sherlock Holmes Museum & See London's Top Sights Walking Tour
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£68.70
Sherlock Holmes Museum & See London's Top Sights Walking Tour
Jack the Ripper Museum & Westminster Landmark Tour
Jack the Ripper Museum & Westminster Landmark Tour
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£39.59
Jack the Ripper Museum & Westminster Landmark Tour
Visit The Jack the Ripper Museum & London's Main Sights Walking Tour
Visit The Jack the Ripper Museum & London's Main Sights Walking Tour
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£61.72
Visit The Jack the Ripper Museum & London's Main Sights 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
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
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£25.24
Treasure Hunt at the British Museum
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
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£16.40
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
30+ bought
British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private...
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£124.39
British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Tour - Semi-Private ...
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£69.10
Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
British Museum Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide
British Museum Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide
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£15.25
British Museum Tour with Spanish-Speaking Guide
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)
London Natural History Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families
London Natural History Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families
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£221.66
London Natural History Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families
Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection of Arts and Crafts
Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection of Arts ...
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£200.05
Private Victoria & Albert Museum Tour: Greatest Collection of Arts and Crafts
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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£285.00
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
Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups
Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups
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£171.24
Private Tour, The British Museum, popular with Families & Small Groups
British Museum with Russian speaking guide
British Museum with Russian speaking guide
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£225.41
British Museum with Russian speaking guide
British Museum Private Tour
British Museum Private Tour
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£195.00
British Museum Private Tour

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.