The three most famous museums
The British Museum has over 5 million annual visitors and is one of the oldest museums in the world.
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.
The atomic bomb, a human torpedo, tanks and military aircrafts are housed in the Imperial War Museum of London.
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Other galeries and museums in London
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum on the natural world, its history and specimens. It has a large collection of over 70,000 species.
London’s Science Museum is an interactive museum offering its visitors science and technology in a unique and entertaining way.
Founded in 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design.
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.
Opened in 1897, it was the first of the Tate network in the United Kingdom. It houses the largest collection of British art worldwide.
The Museum of London records the history of the city from prehistoric to the present day through several models and unusual objects.
The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery with a vast collection of portraits of famous British people.
The London Transport Museum depicts the evolution of London’s means of transport throughout its long history.
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 is a house-museum located in the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane’s home and studio.