Visitors to London are spoilt for choice when it comes to museums, with many offering free entry to their vast permanent collections.
Explore the British Museum's remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history, with highlights including Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone. The Museum of London tells the ever-changing story of the Capital or delve into the Port and River Collection at the Museum of London Docklands.
Head over to Kensington's 'Museum District' to the unbeatable range of free museums and beautiful open spaces. Meet T.rex and massive mammals at the Natural History Museum; touch, see and experience science first-hand at the Science Museum; see 3000 years of human creativity at the V&A Museum, including ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewellery, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.
Located in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Greenwich, the cluster of Royal Museums Greenwich offer a great day out. Discover stories about Britain's encounter with the world at sea at The National Maritime Museum; venture underneath and aboard one the world's most famous ships and last surviving tea clipper, the Cutty Sark; and stand at the centre of world time at the Royal Observatory.
Honour the heroes with a visit to one of London's military museums. The Imperial War Museum tells the stories of people's experiences of modern war and conflict; follow in Winston's footsteps at the Churchill War Rooms, the original Cabinet War Rooms; discover the nine decks of HMS Belfast to find out what life was like at war and at sea; the Guards Museum houses the story of the five regiments who guard the Sovereign and her palaces; get a unique behind-the-scenes look and watch the troopers working with their horses at the Household Cavalry Museum; Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum tells the powerful and dramatic story of artillery; discover over 105 aircraft at the Royal Airforce Museum London.
London also has a wealth of specialist museums, including the Design Museum with exhibits in every form of design from fashion to furniture; the Fashion & Textile Museum showcasing developments in contemporary fashion; the Florence Nightingale Museum which uncovers the legend behind this famous lady; London Film Museum which currently features the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles.
With such a rich offering of museums, London has something to interest everyone.
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