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Five amazing museums that you should visit in London

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As you know, living and travelling in London is not cheap. To enjoy London, you must push the boat out but there is one thing that you don’t need to pay for, visiting the museums. There are more than 200 museums in London and most of them are free of charge.

National Gallery

National Gallery is an art museum and it is located in Trafalgar Square. It has been founded in 1824 and it houses an amazing collection of more than 2.300 paintings from Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent van Gogh.

Opening hours: 

Daily: 10:00 – 18:00 (except Friday)

Friday: 10:00 – 21:00

Nearest Subway station: Charing Cross & Leicester Square

British Museum

British Museum is an art, culture and human history museum and it is located in Bloomsbury. It was established in 1753. The permanent collection is more than 8 million works and most of them were based on the collections of physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum has 10 curatorial and research department: Africa, Oceania and the Americas, Middle East, Greece and Rome, Asia, Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Britain, Europe and Prehistory, Coins and Medals, Prints and Drawings, Portable Antiques and Treasure, Conservation and Scientific Research.

Opening hours:

Daily: 10:00 – 17:30 (except Friday)

Friday: 10:00 – 20:30

Nearest Subway station: Tottenham Court, Holborn, Russel Square & Goodge Street

National History Museum

National History Museum was established in 1881 and it is located on Cromwell Road. The museum has five different collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.

Opening hours:

Daily: 10:00 – 17:50 

Nearest Subway station: South Kensington

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum was established in 1852 and it is located on Cromwell Road. The permanent collection is more than 2,3 million and is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design.

Opening hours:

Daily: 10:00 – 17:45 (except Friday)

Friday: 10:00 – 22:00

Nearest Subway station: South Kensington

Science Museum

Science Museum was established in 1857 and it is located on Exhibition Road. Science Museum collection is more than 300.000 items, including the first jet engine, DNA model of James Watson, documentation of the first typewriter.

Opening hours:

Daily: 10:00 – 18:00

Nearest Subway station: South Kensington

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