London’s history as the centre of trade, science, politics and commerce naturally leads it to be jam packed full of museums dedicated to just about anything you could think of, a great many of which are free to enter.
Everything from the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex to the invention of the internet, along with looking into the history of life on earth, the history of trade or how transport developed over the years, there is really something for everyone in the museums of London.
The Natural History Museum also contains sections on climate change, creepy crawlies, birds, butterflies and the human body amongst a huge amount of other interesting exhibits. It is a great place for the family for a day out or longer, I have probably spent a couple of weeks in there altogether. It will cost you absolutely nothing to get in, although any donations to the upkeep of the museum are greatly appreciated.
A five minute stroll from the front doors of the Natural History Museum will take you to the entrance of the Science Museum. Again one of the most popular museums in the world, the Science Museum really does make learning fun for kids, and grown ups too. Exhibits include hands on computer programmes to experiment with how science really works, as well as having the option to take time out to sit down and watch one of the many short documentaries that are shown in the museum.
Follow the Map link below to see all museums on an easy to use map of London. Do check their web site before you visit as you may find that they are having a special event or exhibition. You can find a link to their web site on our detailed information page.