9 Best Museums in London To Check Out – Most Of Them Offer Free Admission

London Best Museums

The capital of England is not just home to the best dining destinations but too boasts a fine selection of museums. Following the recent Brexit, travel gurus have declared the UK as a great travel bargain; its affordability has propelled London to become even more highly sought after than before.

From Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant Museum of Zoology to National Gallery London, here are The 9 Best Museums in London that all cultured travellers must check out. By the way, most of London’s major museums offer complimentary general admission. Now, you have no excuses to not make a special trip!

British Museum

British Museum Ancient Egypt


Situated in the Bloomsbury area, the British Museum boasts a splendid collection of art and artefacts dedicated to art, culture and human history. You can easily spend half a day here marvelling at its architecture and various exhibitions. Like most museums in London, admission to the British Museum is complimentary for all visitors.

Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8299
Sat to Thu: 10am – 5.30pm
Fri: 10am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Russell Square / Holborn

Grant Museum of ZoologySource: Free For Tourists


Located within the same compound of University College London, The Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy is a natural history museum showcasing approximately 68,000 specimens. Founded in 1828, you can find even extinct species of the animal kingdom such as the Dodo Bird and the Quagga.

21 University St, London WC1E 6DE, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3108 2052
Mon to Sat: 1pm – 5pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Euston Square

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Science MuseumSource: Science Museum


For an educational experience, head over to the Science Museum. Located in South Kensington, the age-old museum itself is a major tourist attraction and attracts about 3.3 million visitors every year. A general admission day ticket starts at £8 per adult.

A general admission day ticket starts at £8 per adult.

Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 870 870 4868
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: South Kensington

Tate ModernSource: London Town


Tate Modern comprises four art galleries and features a curated collection of contemporary and international modern art. Entrance to most exhibits are free of charge, but admission fees do apply for special exhibitions.

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Sun to Thu: 10am – 6pm
Fri and Sat: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Southwark

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Museum of LondonSource: Timeout


From the prehistoric period to present day, the Museum of London is an award-winning institution that documents the city’s history. Admission is free and visitors also get to enjoy complimentary wifi.

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7001 9844
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Barbican

The National Gallery


The National Gallery is a must-visit for all art enthusiasts. The reputable art museum was founded in 1824 and houses more than 2,300 paintings. These masterpieces are dated from the mid-13th century to 1900. Over here, you can see the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh! Oh and access to view these artworks are free.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Tel: 0800 912 6958
Sat to Thu: 10am – 6pm
Fri: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Charing Cross

London Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum London


The Natural History Museum has transcended time and geography with its impressive vast collection of specimens. The museum is committed to natural history and attracts more than five million visitors on an annual basis.

Natural History Museum

Drop by, admire the building’s architecture and partake in interactive exhibits. Admission to London’s Natural History Museum is free.

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5725
Daily: 10am – 5.50pm
Nearest Station: South Kensington

Victoria and Albert MuseumSource: Victoria and Albert Museum


Founded in 1852, Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s biggest museum of design and decorative arts. The permanent exhibition showcases over 4.5 million objects and it is perfectly normal if you end up spending more than an entire day at the world’s leading museum of art and design. Admission is free, but charges do apply for special exhibitions and events.

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Sat to Thu: 10am – 5.45pm
Fri: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: South Kensington

Wallace CollectionSource: Wiki Wand


The Wallace Collection is free for all to visit. The stellar collections under this roof consists of furniture, paintings and porcelain etc. There is also a stunningly beautiful courtyard restaurant onsite called The Wallace Restaurant. Visit on a Friday evening and enjoy a meal under the stars!

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7563 9500
Daily: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Bond Street

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