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JULY 2020: Like everything else, London’s world-class museums closed in March, but one by one, most of them have announced their reopening (see below). Visiting will be very different to the museum experience you’re used to, though: you’ll have to pre-book a timed entry slot, you may have to follow a one-way route and face masks will be encouraged. But being able to go inside the capital’s cathedrals of culture again makes up for all that.
You’re never far from a museum in London. We’ve got national museums, free museums, weird museums, museums specialising in cartoons, advertising, medicine, toys and Freud. There are more than 170 of them, in fact, including some of the finest in the world. It’s no easy feat to narrow them down to a top ten, but we’ve given it a darn good go. Here you’ll find the museums and galleries with ace exhibitions, brilliant events and vast permanent collections that you absolutely cannot miss when in the capital. Most of them are free entry too, so what are you waiting for?
Plus, catch our video below of London museums you absolutely must visit…
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