3 Of The Best Museums In London
London is the cultural hub of the country, and there are so many great attractions to visit while you are in the city. But one of the best things about London has to be the museums. If you are a history lover, there are some amazing museums where you can learn some incredible things about the past, both in this country and around the world. A lot of the museums are free as well, which is perfect if you are trying to plan a budget trip. However, there are a lot of different museums and you can’t visit them all in a day, so which ones should you choose. These are 3 of the best museums in London that you absolutely have to visit.
The British Museum
If you only have time for one museum, make it the British Museum. This incredible museum is absolutely huge and it has a wide range of different exhibitions with over 50,000 items on display. You can see iconic artifacts, like the Rosetta Stone, and the Ancient Egyptian exhibition is a particular favourite for most visitors. The museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside of Egypt and after spending a day there, you will definitely be looking up trips and tours to Egypt so you can see where all of these amazing pieces of history came from. There are also some great exhibitions on Ancient Rome and Greece, India, and the Arctic. If you’re a history lover, you could easily get lost in here for days.
If you are interested in World War Two history, the HMS Belfast is an absolute must see for you. This incredible museum on a real World War Two ship is open as a museum so you can explore the inner workings and imagine what it must have been like for the crew back then. It’s a good family friendly museum, so if you are going to London with children and you want to inject a bit of culture and education into your trip, the HMS Belfast museum is perfect. The personal stories from the crew are particularly interesting, but be aware that they can be very emotional for some people as well, especially if you have family members that served in the war.
The Design Museum
If you are looking for a slightly different museum experience, you should visit the Design Museum in South Kensington. Even before you get inside, you will be impressed by the incredible architecture of the building itself. Once inside, you will find some interesting exhibitions about the history of architecture and design, and lots of great temporary exhibitions about things like the history of trainers or electronic music. If you have done a lot of the big museums already and you want a different experience, the Design Museum is great.
There are so many amazing museums in London, but if you do not have time to do them all and you are only in London for a few days, these are 3 of the best.
Have you been to any or all of these museums? Which would be your first choice after the lockdown? Drop me a line as always.
Hello Bola! Thank you for these London suggestions, the Capitol has so many wonders to offer.
I’ve been to the BM loads of times being an archaeologist but I an intrigued by the Design Museum. I’ll make sure to go there once the restriction are over.
Thank you and stay safe!
Hello Valentina, It’s interesting to learn that you are an archaeologist. Hopefully you will be able to visit the Design museum after the restrictions are lifted. Take care!
We hope someday to make a visit to England and perhaps stop at some of the best museums in London. The British Museum would certainly be high on our list, as it seems to cover the most ground. Of course, I am a fan of WWII, so HMS Belfast also looks intriguing.
I hope you have the opportunity to visit the museums after the lockdown is relaxed.