Museums

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Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the number of museums in London? Let Time Out point you in the right direction

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Museum lates in London

Have a poke around the capital's finest culture spots after-dark

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Free museums in London

You needn't worry if you're sightseeing on a budget – plenty of London's top museums are free

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Best museums for kids

Looking for ways to keep the kids amused? This lot'll get you started

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Top 10 museum exhibitions in London

London's top museums are showcasing an abundance of cracking exhibitions

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Wellcome Collection

The temporary exhibitions at this recently revamped space are often brilliant

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Foundling Museum

Tells the story of the Foundling Hospital and houses a fine collection of paintings

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Hunterian Museum

Exhibits include the skeleton of the 7ft 7in tall ‘Irish giant’, and the tooth of a megatherium (an extinct giant sloth)

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s-1990s

The exhibition has been extended to July 31

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Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal

Examining the importance of antique sculpture from Greece and Rome as a source of inspiration for Western artists, this exhibition brings together the largest international loan the museum has presented to date. A mix of iconic and rarely seen artworks will be on display with standout pieces from the likes of Rubens, Fuseli, Turner and Zuccaro. Covering the Renaissance period through to the nineteenth century, the exhibition focusses on the practice of drawing from sculpture as a tool used by artists to understand and appreciate European art, and as a teaching method utilised for over half a millennium. Arriving in London following a hugely successful run at the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands, the show boasts thirty-four drawings, prints and painted never before seen in the UK. Last entry is at 4.30pm. 

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Revelations: Experiments in Photography

Science-related photos spanning the last 170 years

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Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation

We don't get many chances to learn about the subject

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Sensational Butterflies

Come face-to-face with tropical butterflies

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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British Museum

One of the world's oldest museums, the British Museum is one of London's greatest cultural treasures

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Natural History Museum

The handsome Alfred Waterhouse building houses a collection that contains some 70 million plant, animal, fossil, rock and mineral specimens

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V&A

The V&A houses one of the world's greatest collections of decorative arts, in such varied fields as ceramics, sculpture, portrait miniatures and photographs

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Science Museum

The Science Museum features seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits, including the Apollo 10 command module and a flight simulator

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Museum of London

Soak up the history of London, from prehistoric times to the present

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London Transport Museum

Among the vehicles on display at the London Transport Museum is the first underground electric train

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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