This guide of best museums in London It will help you complete the cultural offer on your trip to this historic European city, which we are sure, will become one of your favorites in the world.
In addition, all these museums, the vast majority free, will allow you to learn and learn about many disciplines in a pleasant way, thanks to their good organization and accessibility.
Based on the experience of our numerous trips to one of the cities with the greatest cultural offer in the world and the visit to most of its museums, some of them on several occasions, we have made this list of those that are for us, the 5 essential London museums, according to our preferences. We start!
1. British Museum
On a trip to London you can not miss the visit to the British Museum, the third most visited museum in the world, behind the Louvre in Paris and the New York Metropolitan.
Although the origin and doubtful methods of how some of the great pieces were achieved, are not exempt from controversy, the conservation task and the value for the knowledge of the history of humanity that this museum has represented must be valued.
There are several essential works to see in the British Museum such as the Rosette Stone, the mummy room, the Elgin Marbles, the Moai Hoa Hakananai'a, the Chess of the Isle of Lewis, the Monument of the Nereids, among many others .
Although the museum is free, it is very advisable to know the history of the best pieces, book this guided tour in Spanish with an art and history expert or book this free tour of the museum for free!
The best way to get to the British Museum is to take the red metro line and get off at the Holborn or Tottenham Court Road stops.
Visiting hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on Fridays, which closes at 8:30 p.m.
2. Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is another one of the best museums in London and another of the essential places to visit in London.
This beautiful brick building, with relief sculptures of flora and fauna outside, and a large hall that will leave you speechless inside, already deserves the visit to the museum alone.
In addition, admission is free, a plus so you can enjoy without excuses one of the largest collections of natural history in the world, with more than 70 million species from various fields.
Among all the rooms where all these pieces are perfectly organized, we recommend the dinosaur room, the fossil room, the mammal room and the hall where the impressive skeleton is suspended from a huge blue whale.
To get to the Natural History Museum you can take the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines of the London Underground and get off at the South Kensington stop.
Visiting hours: every day from 10am to 5:30 p.m.
Other museums in London that could be perfectly included in this list are Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert, London Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Transport Museum, Imperial War, Tate Britain and Sherlock Holmes.
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