Guide To The Top London Museums – What You Need To Know

In a city filled with art and history it's an amazing fact that all of the best and most famous London museums are free. And that's been the case for all British national museums since 2001. Free admission is even more amazing when you think about the range and depth of the London museums' collections and exhibitions.

There's the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with one of the greatest collections of decorative arts and design. The Tate Modern Museum displays one of the best collections of modern art in the world, and that's even more true given its massive 2016 expansion. And the British Museum certainly hasn't lost its charm.

Visit The British Museum

Visit The British Museum

It's among the largest museums in the world and a mention of just a few of its artefacts can take your breath away.

Think Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and the Elgin Marbles taken from the Parthenon in Athens.

There's so much to the British Museum that we heartily recommend a guided tour to help you make sense of the collection and enjoy your day of learning and discovery.

Spend an Afternoon at the V&A

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum contains over 4.5 million objects that span 5,000 years of art, design and decorative arts.

If you're going to try to take all that in you need a plan, and you need a guide. Luckily, we've done that work for you with our Guide to the Top Six, V&A for Fashion Lovers, and V&A for Sculpture Aficionados.

We'll also equip you with all the practical information you'll need.

How to Visit the Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

As one of the major museums of modern art, the Tate Modern found itself bursting at the seams. That is, until a major expansion in 2016.

The Tate is big, but by using our handy guide you can maneuver your way easily and still not miss the important works.

We'll tell you how to plan your visit, what not to miss, practical information, and even where to eat the the Tate Modern!