10 Best Free Museums in London

If you have in plans visiting London's most famous and fascinating sights, you might have already completed your list. But take your time for saving your money: take a look at the list of 10 best free museums in London. You may not believe, but exactly these very most outstanding and notable spaces of art and science offer free admission for its visitors. Enjoy!


#1. Victoria and Albert Museum

One of the largest museums of applied and decorative arts opened in 1852 is also one of the famous London's signatures and is in the list of top-20 of most visited places in town. And there is nothing surprising in this fact: Victoria and Albert Museum contains a gorgeous collection of paintings, sculptures, some specimens came from the Medieval epoch, and also textiles, theatrical set, earthenware and many other amazing things to explore.

 V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

#2. British Museum

British Museum is the main historical and archeological venue in London, which is world-known by various books, movies and first country studies guides. If its previous brother is in top-20 of most visited places in the world, this one is competing only with the Louvre in Paris. First established as a treasure house with Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome items, the British Museum has been refilling by various new features to become an impressive possession of world immense historic collection.

 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

#3. National Gallery

With more than 2000 specimens of west-European pictural art, the National Gallery, situated on Trafalgar Square, is actually a great main drag of the British nation. Reynolds, Titian, Rubens, Constable, van Dyck, Turner, Wilkie and many other outstanding artists' masterpieces are guarded here under regardant eye of securities and curious attacks of tourists and art lovers.

 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

#4. Natural History Museum

If 'Night at the Museum' movie took place in London, it would be produced at the Natural History Museum. Dinosaurs skeletons, including most famous mechanical model of Tyrannosaurus and Diplodocus of 26 metres, more than 60 botanical and zoological items, mineralogy remains and many other amazing witnesses of all developments happening during all the history. And all this treasure is open for free exploration.

 Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD

#5. Science Museum

A majestic repository of science has settled in London's South Kensington to inspire, educate and impress every visitor, whether it is an avid scientist or a debutant, or a student. The building of the Victorian epoch hides behind its wall a great collection, first based on some remains from Royal exhibitions and then completed by newest incomes. That's a place where the science opend its heart to public, showcasing its secrets and development during the history in a very spectacular manner.

 Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

#6. National Portrait Gallery

That was the first portrait gallery in the world by its opening in 1856, and the idea of immortalizing the images of British people, mostly renowned or outstanding figures, including however some common men of mould's portraits, was fresh and attractive, so the National Portrait Gallery has become in time a notable London's possession. Today you will find there famous Shakespeare's portrait, as well as Rubens, van Dyck and others' masterpieces.

 St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE

#7. Tate Modern

If you see this tower overlooking the Thames, be sure that your striving to quench your thirst for a fine modern art will be crowned with success very soon: Tate Modern is waiting for you. The permanent exposition is London's national possession and includes works by artists from all over the world, including few Russian most curious ones. Every year in the Tate Modern is connected with at least one noted and bright exhibition, art-programme for the young, and many other amazing features that can be useful and challenging for modern art lovers.

 Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

#8. National Maritime Museum

Anchors, schooners, submarines and 'lay on the oars!': you're at the National Maritime Museum, welcome. The largest museum of its kind proposes an amazing tour into the world of seamen, ships and naval history, showcasing its development during various epochs. You will find there portraits of the greatest figures, as Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, nuts and bolts of ships and boats and much more.

 Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

#9. Wallace Collection 0+

Wallace Collection is most famous for its uncommon and rare specimens of historic fine and applied arts, including famous collections of French paintings, furniture of Ludovic XV epoch, as well as ancient weapons and ware. The museum consists of 25 galleries, each of which is a well-organised and thoughtfully designed space.

 Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

#10. British Library

The British Library is considered to be the largest in the world after the The Library of Congress in the United States, as it contains an impressively huge collection of more than 150 million books and other materials. First based on Sir Hans Sloane's book collection, the library finally has grown into such an amazing space, where everybody can find anything for any of his purposes.

 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
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