London is one of the world's largest venues for art and has the largest museums in Europe. More than 60 museums and permanent galleries attract tourists from all over the world.
Every tourist needs to visit some of London's most interesting museums. They hold priceless works of art, fascinating expositions presenting the history of humanity, testimony of culture from various parts of the world. Check, which museums are the most interesting!
Visit the best museums in London
British Museum - one of the world's largest museums of ancient history. It was commissioned in the mid-18th century on the initiative of Sir Hans Sloane, a physician, naturalist and collector. In the 50s of the nineteenth century, the current headquarters of the British Museum was built - a monumental building with over 7 million exhibits. The most interesting exhibits are the Rosetta Stone, the Portland vase, sculptures from the Athenian Parthenon, Egyptian mummies, the Sutton Hoo treasure, Albrecht Dürer's works, Amarna letters written on clay tablets. Visiting is free, but some exhibitions are paid.
National Gallery - art gallery in London, north of Trafalgar Square. It is a state gallery, presenting a collection of 2300 works, mostly Western European. Notable works by French Impressionists and artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet, Diego Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh, Titian, Sandro Botticelli, Jan van Eyck and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Gallery is free except for some exhibitions.
Tate Britain - a colourful British art museum. It has a variety of works from the 15th century to the present day. There are works by artists such as William Blake, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Francis Bacon, William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Turner and many more.
Tate Modern - British national museum of international modern art situated in London. Together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives is part of Tate (former Tate Gallery). Tate Modern is considered one of the most interesting museums in the world presenting modern art, next to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Victoria and Albert Museum - an interesting museum of arts and crafts in London. It was founded in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum. The collection includes sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, books, ceramics, furniture, fabrics, costumes, glass and metal products from all over the world.
Natural History Museum - one of the large museums located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington (the other ones are the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum). The exhibits are divided into 5 divisions: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.
Madame Tussauds - presents the famous wax figures. Founded in 1835 by Marie Tussaud (1761-1850) in London. It currently has subsidiaries in various countries in the world. Madame Tussauds presents natural-sized figures of movie, music, and sports stars.
Other interesting museums in London: The Southbank Center, The Science Museum, The Somerset House, The Tower of London, The National Portrait Gallery.