Looking for things to do in London that is cultural?
1) British Museum
Established in 1753, the British Museum was the first public museum in the world, and to this day it remains one of England’s most famous and most visited attractions. The museum has grown from strength to strength. It started with about 70,000 artefacts that comprised of mainly books, artwork and antiques. Over the years, with the help of scientist, explorers, archaeologists and wealthy collectors who bequeathed their collections to the museum, the museum now has around 15 million artefacts, all unique and fascinating in their own right.
Monthly visitors to the British Museum: 4,500,000
For more details visit: British Museum
2) Natural History Museum
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. Hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits. Highlights include Dinosaurs, the ultimate dinosaur exhibition; Creepy-Crawlies, guaranteed to have you scratching in minutes; Human Biology, the must-see exhibition about ourselves; Ecology and Mammals, with its unforgettable blue whale.
Monthly visitors to the Natural History Museum: 3,200,000
For more details visit: Natural History Museum
3) Science Museum
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. It features seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits. Inside you will find unique specimens such as Stephensons Rocket and the Apollo 10 command module. The science Museum is the place to get a hands-on, interactive experience of the past, present and future of technology. Monthly visitors to the Natural History Museum: 2,000,000
For more details visit: Science Museum
4) Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the worlds largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Highlights include the breathtaking Cast Courts, the national collection of paintings by Constable, the largest collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture outside Italy and the stunning British Galleries, illustrating the history of Britain through the countrys art and design. The V&A is accessible from the Underground (South Kensington station) or street level, and its located conveniently close to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.
Monthly visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum: 1,900,000
For more details visit: Victoria and Albert Museum
5) National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum comprises three sites: the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queens House. Together these constitute one museum working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. Its certainly not for all tastes, but anyone with an interest in the conduct of the British on the high seas and anyone at all curious about the tactical history of the British Empire should be fascinated what they find here.
Monthly visitors to the National Maritime Museum: 1,500,000
For more details visit: National Maritime Museum
6) Imperial War Museum
The museum was founded during the First World War in 1917 and intended as a record of the war effort and sacrifice of Britain and her Empire. Now the Imperial war museum holds the wartime experiences from both the First and Second World Wars. Visitors come face to face with wartime accounts; you can see variety of military weapons on display, tanks, one-man submarines and a human torpedo. What the Imperial War Museum does best is to remind you of hugely important moments in the history of the world without glorifying war and conflict.
Monthly visitors to the Imperial War Museum: 700,000
For more details visit: Imperial War Museum
7) Museum of London
The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. The museum explores the changing times of the city, the various eras from the pre-historic times to the present times. Be amazed by the Roman, Medieval and Tudor eras. The museum starts with the roman relics, which are quite remarkable, and the real gem is the exhibitions, lectures, and walks that are organised in the museum all year round.
Monthly visitors to the Museum of London: 375,000
For more details visit: Museum of London
8) London Transport Museum
Londons Transport Museum is a showcase for the capitals wide and varied traditions of transport. It is a wonderful museum celebrating Londons transport past and present. With over 80 rail and road vehicles, the museum has wide array of modes of transport. It presents the history of Londons transport, including buses, trams and the underground. It explains how due to Londons transport network, the suburbs of London flourished. Uncover the stories behind the many stunning works of art seen in Londons train stations in the Museums newest exhibition.
For more details visit: London Transport Museum
9) Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. Exhibitions demonstrate both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. See designmuseum.org for current exhibitions and special events.
For more details visit: Design Museum
10) Cartoon Museum
Laugh your way round this amusing museum, which displays British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animations. The Cartoon Museum exhibits the very finest examples of British comic art from the 18th century to the present day. There are currently about 900 works in the collection. On the ground floor, marvel at classic works by Hogarth and Gillray, WWII cartoons featuring Winston Churchill and more recent famous figures; Bush and Blair. There is an excellent selection of amusing merchandise in the shop, an extensive library and regular cartooning workshops.
For more details visit: Cartoon Museum