London Museums and Galleries

London has some of the most important galleries and museums in the world, and even better, the majority are free

The three most famous museums

British Museum

The British Museum has over 5 million annual visitors and is one of the oldest museums in the world.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is the most relevant art museum in London and one of the most famous worldwide. Find out more about the National Gallery.

Imperial War Museum

The atomic bomb, a human torpedo, tanks and military aircrafts are housed in the Imperial War Museum of London.

Two nice surprises

The Wallace Collection

Located in an eighteenth century mansion, the Wallace Collection houses one of the finest collections of works of art in London.

Madame Tussauds London

Opened in London in 1884, the world famous Madame Tussauds Museum displays worldwide celebrities made out of wax.

Other galeries and museums in London

Science Museum

London’s Science Museum is an interactive museum offering its visitors science and technology in a unique and entertaining way.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Founded in 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design.

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is the most important modern and contemporary art museum in the world. It houses works by Picasso, Andy Warhol and Dali, among others.

Tate Britain

Opened in 1897, it was the first of the Tate network in the United Kingdom. It houses the largest collection of British art worldwide.

Museum of London

The Museum of London records the history of the city from prehistoric to the present day through several models and unusual objects.

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery with a vast collection of portraits of famous British people.

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum depicts the evolution of London’s means of transport throughout history.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Opened in 1990, the Sherlock Holmes Museum is dedicated to the life and period of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum is a house-museum located in the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane’s home and studio.