Like most places across the world, most of London’s museums closed in March, however, most of them have opened up. Visiting will be very different from what you’re used to though - as all museums require that you pre-book a timed entry slot, you may need to follow a one-way route and face masks are highly encouraged. It’s all worth it though, as very few things compare to museums in London.
London has more than 170 museums, which include some of the finest in the world. It was difficult - we noted down our five best ones in the city.
1. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is full of nature-based information and is the magnificent South Kensington home of around 80 million plants, animal, rocks, mineral specimens and fossils.
If you’re interested in a seeing a man-sized model of a foetus, come face-to-face with animatronic dinosaurs, a giant sequoia tree, a dodo and much more - then we highly recommend visiting!
The Natural History Museum reopened on the 5th of August with reduced hours. Be sure to call ahead to book.
2. Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum hosts of the greatest collections of design, decorative art, fashion and textiles in the world. The permanent exhibits in the South Ken cathedral to creativity are free to visit.
When visiting this museum, you’re sure to drool over amazing design and enjoy cake in the gorgeous sunny courtyard.
The Victoria & Albert Museum reopened on the 6th of August with reduced hours and booking is required.
3. Tate Modern Museum
The Tate Modern Museum is a riverside that is dedicated to all things modern and contemporary art. This museum is host to works by the likes of Dali, Hockney and Warhol, as well as unusual, attention-grabbing installations which are all part of the free permanent collection.
If you’re looking to be completely inspired and properly challenged - this is the place to be!
The Tate Modern Museum reopened on the 27th of July and booking is required.
4. National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is an ode to all things nautical and is a treasure trove of watery artefacts, art, maps and memorabilia. The museum forms part of Royal Museums, Greenwich which also features the Queen’s House gallery, the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark clipper.
If you’re looking to be wowed by almost 2.5 million historical items, this is the place to go.
5. National Gallery
National Gallery is an entirely free and first-class artistic institution in the centre of Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, the National Gallery museum hosts more than 2000 works from artists such as van Gogh, Michelangelo, Picasso, Matisse, Rembrandt and more.
Find yourself at just a short distance from all these world-renowned museums and book a room at New Linden today.