Lots of Free Art at the best London museums. But they are Temporary Closed
British Museum in London
Among all museums in London, The British Museum is the largest and one of the oldest and finest in the world. Opened in 1759 and boasts vast Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern galleries, among others. British Museum has several exhibitions and is London’s most visited attraction.
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Some of the best-known collection items come from Egypt, each with their own unique story. Including the giant head of Ramesses II. Another item is the famous Rosetta Stone, found in 1799 by Napoleon´s soldiers in the Nile delta. The inscription on the stone is written in three scripts and two languages; Egyptian and Greek.
British Museum Address: Great Russell St, London WC1
British Museum opening hours: The museum is closed
The National Gallery
Generally, visiting time to The National Gallery is three to four hours. But you may need or want to reserve the entire day for exploring the galleries in their entirety. Photography is usually allowed, but for personal and non-commercial purposes only.
The National Gallery was founded in 1824. It houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. “The Virgin of the Rocks” by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the top paintings in the Gallery. The oldest is Wilton Diptych, a religious panel painting, painted at the end of the 14th century.
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square
Tate Modern, South Bank
This is one of the most amazing attractions and museums of London. The modern- and contemporary gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station south of the Millenium Bridge. A spellbinding synthesis of modern art and capacious industrial brick design. Tate Modern has been extraordinarily successful. In bringing challenging work to the masses, both through its free permanent collection and fee-paying big-name temporary exhibitions. Address Tate Modern Bankside SE1
Tate Britain, Millbank
Tate Britain is an art museum on Millbank, City of Westminster. It´s part of the Tate network of galleries, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.
Entry to Tate Britain is free for everyone with a charge for special exhibitions. Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free. Tate Members and Tate Patrons get free entry to special exhibitions.
It was named the Tate after sugar magnate Henry Tate of Tate & Lyle, who laid the foundations for the collection. See the website for Tate Britain exhibition and opening hours. At the moment it is a van Gogh exhibition.
Tate Britain tells the history of Britain’s incredible contribution to art, whether it be the romantic paintings or more contemporary critiques of our society.
Address: Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
Nearest tube stations: Pimlicco, Victoria and Westminster
The Natural History Museum
South Kensington’s Natural History Museum is home to life and earth science specimens. Comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.
As well as the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the museum itself houses a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. It feels like walking into David Attenborough’s brain. See a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year-old spider.
Contact: 020 7942 5000
Address: NHM, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Tube: South Kensington,
Price: This is a Free London Museum
Science Museum in London
The National Science and Media Museum contains more than 3 million items of historical and cultural significance. What you see in the galleries is just the beginning. Collection is devoted to the science and culture of image and sound. It includes the world´s earliest known surviving negative, the earliest television footage, and the camera that made the earliest moving pictures in Britain.
History of Picture: Explore the development of western photography and the earliest known surviving negative. From 1835 to the early 21st century, curators have picked some of the most important and memorable images. They all provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of photography.
Address: Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Free entry, but charges apply for the IMAX 3D Cinema and some special exhibitions and attractions.
Science Museum opening times: Temporary Closed
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of art, design, and performance. Representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity and an inspiring range of events.
In recent years, the V&A museum London has undergone a dramatic program of renewal, expansion and restoration. Highlights include the new Exhibition Road Quarter entrance and exhibition space. As well as the Jewellery Gallery, where you can marvel at Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet.
Address: Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
This is a free museum in London
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