Free museums in London worth visiting

Speaking of London, we have to mention the numerous museums throughout the city. In addition to the famous British Museum, there are also many free museums worth exploring. Only by doing so can you fully appreciate the artistic soul of this city.

The British Museum is one of the world's famous museums, with a collection of nearly eight million treasures, many of which are exceptional. When you visit here, you can enjoy a selection of collections from all over the world for free, from Egyptian mummies to Chinese antiques. If you have enough time, it is recommended to quietly explore here for a whole day, and you will never feel bored. If time is limited, go directly to the mummy exhibition room, and there is no need to spend money to visit the Egyptian Museum. Don't forget to visit the precious treasures left by our ancestors in the Chinese gallery. As soon as you enter the main gate, wow! The imposing Great Court with a glass roof, the round reading room in the center was once the location of the British Library, and has been renovated and reopened in 2000. If you have enough time, it is recommended to avoid tour groups and enter the museum as early as possible. Using the audio guide will also help you understand the historical sources behind each exhibition hall.
V&A is an art museum in London, UK, built for the first World Expo in 1851 to showcase decorative and applied arts. It is the second-largest national museum in the UK, with over 4.5 million items spanning 5,000 years, including ceramics, glassware, textiles, clothing, silverware, ironwork, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, prints, paintings, and photographs from cultures in Europe, North America, Asia, and North Africa, offering a cultural journey from ancient times to modernity. The museum features various galleries such as the Glassware Gallery, British Design Gallery, and houses several key works by William Morris. V&A is among the largest decorative arts and design museums globally and an excellent destination for visitors.
The National Art Museum was founded in 1824 and collects about 2300 European art masterpieces from the 13th to the 19th century. These works were mainly donated by private individuals or purchased by museums, so they differ in style from other European art museums. These collections cover almost all periods in European art history, with a focus on small to medium-sized works. Even if you don't understand art, visiting here can give you a profound experience of the boundlessness and shock of art. The National Art Museum is located next to Trafalgar Square and is easy to find. There is no admission fee, but you can donate freely. If you need to learn about the background of the main works, you can ask the service desk and rent a guide device with Chinese interpretation. The National Art Museum is divided into four wings in the southeast, northwest, and exhibits works of different styles in chronological order, covering various genres and styles from the Renaissance to the Impressionist period. The collections here are not commonly seen in China. Although there is a large crowd here, any painter who studies Western painting can enjoy the happy time of soaking in the art museum. In addition, the Micro Gallery in the Sainsbury wing provides computer query services, which can be called the most complete electronic art encyclopedia of the National Art Museum. In short, the National Art Museum is a unique art temple that allows viewers to understand the classics of European art history.

London Museum of Natural History

The museum is located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, and the most well-known exhibits are the dinosaur skeletons and blue whale skeleton displayed in the central hall, which always attract the attention of numerous children and adults.
If you are interested in London, you shouldn't miss this museum. Through various media such as pictures, objects, videos, etc., the museum tells the history of London. The entire exhibition hall takes about 2 hours to visit.

Wallace Collection

This museum was once the private museum of British noble Richard Seymour-Conway, Marquess of Hertford. It is currently open free to the public and mainly collects well-known artworks and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries, as well as paintings and furniture from 18th century France.

Thorn Museum

The museum was once the residence of the neoclassical architect Sir John Soane. Its collection mainly consists of architectural models he collected from all over the world, as well as other works of art. Although the museum is not large in size, it is filled with a variety of treasures, worthy of being collected by the architect himself.