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Tips for museums in London

Can you guess how many museums there are in London? There are more than 170! A huge number and the great thing is that most museums in London are free. This makes the city's cultural heritage freely accessible to everyone, resident or tourist. You can imagine that there is a great diversity of museums and when in London you should visit at least one museum.
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Great museums in London

London is bursting with interesting museums. From more traditional museums about art and science to a museum about brands and logos and a toy museum. There is no shortage of great museums in London. There are a number of museums that you should definitely not miss when in London.

The National Gallery in London is an extraordinary museum in a beautiful building. It houses works by Rembrandt, Titian, Monet and many other great masters. The National Gallery is an absolute must-visit for lovers of classical art. Besides the permanent collection, there is always a temporary exhibition. The National Gallery itself is free and for the temporary exhibition you pay a fee.
Address: Trafalgar Square

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Tate Londen

Another important museum in London with free entry is Tate London, consisting of Tate Modern and Tate Britain. In Tate Modern you can admire important works of modern art, while you go to Tate Britain for more traditional art made by British artists. Two completely different museums in London, but equally interesting.
Tate Modern address: Bankside
Tate Britain address: Millbank

Natural History Museum London

Are you more interested in nature and history? Then don't miss the Natural History Museum London. This is perhaps the most beautiful museum in London. Upon entering the museum, you can't help but be amazed by the high vaults, the special light and the skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling. The entrance alone makes the Natural History Museum London worth a visit. Entry is also free.
Address: Cromwell Road

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Tips museum in Londen

There are a few more tips you can take into account when visiting a museum in London. As mentioned, in most cases a museum in London is free. However, the larger museums almost always have a temporary exhibition as well. You will have to pay for these. So, ask when you enter where you can and cannot enter free of charge. This way, you can decide whether you also want tickets for the paid exhibition or not.

There is a so-called 'Museum Quarter' in the Kensington district. Here, you will find some of London's greatest museums within walking distance of one another. To save travelling time, you can take a day to visit the museums in this part of the city. The British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are some of the museums located here.

170 museums is an astounding number. It can be a challenge to discover all the great museums London has to offer. That's why Visit London has compiled a list of the fifty best museums in London. The list is a great starting point for finding the best museum for you.
List of the 50 best museums

Especially during the holiday periods, it can be overwhelmingly busy in the major museums in London. An important tip is to go early in the morning or at the end of the day. You are more likely to be able to wander through the museum in peace and quiet without large groups of people. The fact that a museum in London can be visited for free makes it very accessible to visit a different type of exhibition. So, choose a different type of museum and who knows what you might discover.

To London by train

The most relaxed way to travel to London for a city trip is by train. Board at your nearest station and travel to Brussels South/Midi with Intercity Brussels or Eurostar and take the Eurostar to London from there. Travel time to London will be 4.49 hours. If you are travelling from London to the Netherlands, you can take the direct Eurostar from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Book a return trip to London for € 100 per person with Eurostar. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train tickets.

Museums in London

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