Short on time in London? Stop at a Museum!

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The grand entrance at the Natural History Museum


London has done it right, they’ve made their many museums completely accessible to everyone.  Unlike other art hub cities (ahem…New York City) – London has made their museum admission completely free encouraging everyone to enjoy and hopefully appreciate the art treasures inside.  I only had a short time in London, but I was able to get to a couple of museums thanks to the ‘free’ policy.  The free policy allows you to simply make a quick stop in a museum and stay for a couple of hours to maybe see a particular wing or exhibit and not feel like you have to spend the whole day there to recoup the value of the ticket.    My stops included the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (which is massive).  I ran out of time for the modern art I wanted to see, but I know that next time I’m back in London I can simply pop on it for a bit and check it out!

London is full of museums, so be sure to make a stop in a few of them…you don’t have to stay long!

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Inside the Natural History Museum


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A beaturiful glass exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Navel College next to the Maritme Museum


Victoria and Albert Museum is a maze of balconies and massive views

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Natural History Museum from the outside


Tombs at the Victoria and Albert Museum


The ornate glass art in the entrace of the Victoria and Albert Museum


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The ornate entrance of the Natural History Museum


To learn more about the free museums in London and get a complete list of London museums, check out Visit London website.


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  1. Love the first photo, it’s a great angle!

    I agree with London have done something right, making museums free. I don’t mind visiting free ones but can be reluctant to pay for entries in some when I’m on my travels.

  2. Inspiring photos and I couldn’t agree more. Finest museum city in the world. And you didn’t even mention the stunning British Museum or the treasures of the British Library, let alone the Tates and others.

    • I didn’t have time to get to all of the museums I would have like to go to…so I only had a few that I could cover! I need more dedicated time in London to really explore! Next time!

  3. Navel College!!!!! What a hoot! I suppose they teach you how to watch your belly button.

    When living nearby, though, I used to drive past the Naval College every day; it’s just round the corner from the Cutty Sark.

  4. I have been to London 7 times and every time I go to the British museum which is my favorite. I really enjoy the sculptures and the Egyptian collection as well as the Elgin marbles. I have always stared clear of the modern art museums I just don’t get that stuff.