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.
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Tel 020 8983 5200
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.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD UK
Tel 020 7942 5000
Science Museum - The Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions
London, SW7 2DD
Horniman Museum and Gardens - We are the Horniman Museum and Gardens, an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill
Horniman Museum and Gardens,
100 London Road,
Tel 020 8699 1872
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.
Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building
University College London
21 University St
Tel 020 3108 2052
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.
Great Russell Street
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.
136 Kingsland Road,
Tel 020 7739 9893
Imperial War Museum - Our London museum tells the stories of peoples experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today
Tel 020 7416 5000
Victoria and Albert Museum - The world’s greatest museum of art and design.
Tel 020 7942 2000
Museum of London
150 London Wall
Tel 020 7001 9844
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.
Tel 020 7747 2885
Tate Modern - permanent collections and temporary installations of modern art from 1900
Tel 020 7887 8888
London Transport Museum - Kids go FREE - London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 year
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
Tel 020 7379 6344
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