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Visit a London Museum

Looking for something to do during the weekends or school holidays? Many of London's museums are free to explore.

 

Head to the British Museum for some free art and culture, the Natural History Museum for amazing artefacts, learn something new at the Science Museum or discover art and design at the V&A all free of charge.

 

For further information on individual opening times, how to find them and specific activities or exhibitions please visit the individual websites listed below

The V&A Museum of Childhood -  The V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day.

www.museumofchildhood.org.uk

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Tel 020 8983 5200

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The Natural History Museum– Winner of Best of the Best in the Museums and Heritage Awards 2013, the Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre.

www.nhm.ac.uk

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road  London  SW7 5BD  UK

Tel 020 7942 5000

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Science Museum - The Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Exhibition Road,

South Kensington,

London, SW7 2DD

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Horniman Museum and Gardens - We are the Horniman Museum and Gardens, an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill

www.horniman.ac.uk

 

Horniman Museum and Gardens,

100 London Road,

Forest Hill,

London,

SE23 3PQ

Tel 020 8699 1872

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The Grant Museum of Zoology -The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom.

www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology

 

Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building

University College London
21 University St
London
WC1E 6DE

 

Tel 020 3108 2052

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British Museum - The British Museum is vast and so is its collections. First-time visitors generally head for the mummies, the Rosetta Stone, Lindow Man, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo ship burial.

 

www.britishmuseum.org

 

Family Events

 

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

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The Geffrye Museum and Gardens - The museum and gardens are regularly brought to life through an innovative programme of seminars, workshops, drama and music. These activities provide opportunities for learning and enjoyment to visitors of all ages and interests. 

Admission to the museum including the eleven period rooms and herb and period gardens is free

www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visit/

136 Kingsland Road, 

London, 

E2 8EA 

Tel 020 7739 9893

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Imperial War Museum - Our London museum tells the stories of peoples experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today

www.iwm.org.uk

Lambeth Rd
London

SE1 6HZ

Tel 020 7416 5000

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Victoria and Albert Museum - The world’s greatest museum of art and design.

www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/

Cromwell Rd
London
SW7 2RL

Tel 020 7942 2000

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Museum of London

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

150 London Wall 
London
EC2Y 5HN

Tel 020 7001 9844
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National Gallery - The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN

Tel 020 7747 2885

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Tate Modern - permanent collections and temporary installations of modern art from 1900

www.tate.org.uk

Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

Tel 020 7887 8888

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London Transport Museum - Kids go FREE - London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 year

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Museum entrance
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London
WC2E 7BB

Tel 020 7379 6344

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