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London has a full range of world class museums and art galleries with all the major ones being free to enter.

Museum of London

Nearest Tube: Barbican, St Paul's, Moorgate
Free admission

Five galleries and 7,000 objects transport you through the capital's tumultuous history from 1666 to today.

Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm
Last admission: 5.30pm
Closed: 24 to 26 December

National Gallery

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross / Leicester Square)
Free admission - special exhibitions require tickets.

The National Gallery was founded in 1824 to house one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. Paintings range from 1250 to 1900, featuring work by Botticelli, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Turner and Van Gogh.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Exhibition

Nearest Tube: London Bridge
The fascinating story of the re-creation of Shakespeare's beloved playhouse. Visitors can see the reconstructed Elizabethan theatre, built with materials, techniques and craftsmanship of 400 years ago. The world's largest Shakesperian exhibition explores the playwright's London, Elizabethan theatre and the Shakespeare's influence around the world. The summer season of plays sees Shakespeare performed in an authentic setting.

British Museum

Nearest Tube: Holborn
Free admission but special exhibitions require tickets

The famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and the Portland Vase.

British Museum
British Museum

Natural History Museum

Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Free admission but exhibitions require tickets

The museum is home to a permanent dinosaur exhibition and boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. See a life-sized Blue Whale, a 40-million-year-old spider and the Darwin Centre.

Science Museum

Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Free admission but exhibitions require tickets

See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years at the largest museum of its kind in the world. The Science Museum has over 40 galleries and 2000 hands-on exhibits, step into the future in the Wellcome Wing, visit the IMAX cinema and virtual reality simulator.

Tate Modern

Nearest Tube: Southwark, Blackfriars

Tate Modern is home to the Tate's collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day, including major works by Matisse and Picasso as well as contemporary work, exhibitions and installations.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Free admission but exhibitions require tickets

The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the largest collections of arts and crafts including furniture, jewelry, ceramics and textiles.

Madame Tussauds

Nearest Tube: Baker Street

The famous waxwork museum containing lifelike wax figures of many famous people, from royalty to villains.

London Plantarium

Nearest Tube: Baker Street

The London Planetarium is adjacent to Madame Tussaud's, inside you are invited to discover the basics of astronomy under its green copper dome.

London Dungeons

Nearest Tube: London Bridge

HMS Belfast

Only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War.

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