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London Museums and Galleries

Culture lovers can never get bored in London. This city, with its more than 300 museums and galleries, is considered to be one of the most interesting places in Europe according to a vivid cultural, artistic and social scene. Entrance in many London museums and galleries is free of charge. Plan your visit to the city choosing the one that most cater to your tastes in our London guide.

British Museum


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This museum, the most ancient public museum of the world, is one of the major attractions of the city. Despite its name, the British museum is not crammed with everything British. Today the collection comprises innumerable pieces deriving from different ages: from the 21st century to prehistory.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Imperial War Museum


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Despite its name, this museum is not only a collection of war machines. Through movies, objects, books and radio programmes it tells the effects that 20th century wars had on people lives. Admission is free of charge after 4.30 p.m.
www.iwm.org.uk

Natural History Museum


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The Natural History Museum is a collection of extraordinary importance for science. Divided in two main areas (Life Galleries and Earth Galleries) it is housed in a magnificent building, Alfred Waterhouse’s masterpiece. Admission is free of charge after 4 p.m.
www.nhm.ac.uk

Science Museum


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This museum collects pieces telling the most important progresses in technology, science and medicine of the past 300 years. You will learn how to create electricity, attempt to build bridges, design a train wheel and much more. Admission is free of charge after 4 p.m.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum


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The V&A is the world’s greatest museum of decorative arts including a medieval treasure, an Indian art gallery, a dress court gallery and whitely silver galleries. The collection is housed in a 6 floor building. Admission is free of charge after 4.30 p.m.
www.vam.ac.uk

Madame Tussauds


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Meet some of the most famous VIPs at this singular waxwork museum and have a picture together with Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Moss, Brad Pitt and many other international and English celebrities. Booking in advance is suggested. Come early or late to avoid crowds.
www.madame-tussauds.co.uk

The Tower of London Museum


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The Tower of London, the medieval fortress overlooking the Thames, hosts one of the most important jewels collection of the world: the Crown jewels.

National Gallery


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Opened at the beginning of the 19th century, it consists of some of the most important paintings of the world. The collection is composed by among 2300 works including Leonardo da Vinci, Van Eyck and French Impressionists masterpieces.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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