The British Museum
The British Museum which was founded in 1753, features a remarkable collection which spans over two million years of human history. Centred around the magnificent Great Court, enjoy a unique comparision of the treasures of world cultures all under one roof.
Visited by up to six million visitors per year, world famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies can be found at the British Museum. The museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent, a great addition to the vast permaned collection the museum has to offer.
The National History Museum
In one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings, hundreds of exciting and interactive exhibits await you at the National History Museum. The popular Dinosaurs gallery, Mammals display with the unforgettable model blue whale and the spectacular Central Hall which is home to the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton are just some of the many highlights to enjoy when you visit.
Also not to be missed is the state-of-the-art Darwin Centre Cocoon where, on a self-guided tour, you can see hundreds of fascinating specimens and look into the laboratories where scientists are at work.
The Museum also offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary exhibitions and events, including chances to join experts in the Darwin Centre’s high-tech Attenborough Studio in topical discussions about science and nature.
The Science Museum
The most visited science and technology museum in Europe, The Science Museum houses over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.
The interactive galleries on display bring to life first scientific principles and contemporary science debates. Plus, experience what it’s like to blast off into space on an Apollo space mission in our stunning 3D and 4D simulators, fly with the Red Arrows and watch a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The world’s greatest museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s greatest, representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with colelctions unrivalled in their scope and diversity.
The V&A has undergone a dramatic programme of renewal and restoration in recent years. Highlights to be enjoyed include the Medieval Renaissance galleries containing some of the greatest surviving treasures from the period, the breathtaking jewellery, gallery and the stunning British galleries, illustraing the history of Britain through the nation’s art and design. In addition to its outstanding free permanent collection, the V&A offers a programme of temporary exhibitions and an extensive events programme.