The British Museum

The "British Museum" is one of the most famous nuseums in the world, it was founded in 1753. Within the walls of the neo classicial building from 1948, you can find exceptional objects like the "Rosetta Stone" or the beard of the Sphinx.

Tate Modern

The "Tate Modern" was built in the former Bankside Power Station in 2000. The power station was converted by the archiects of Herzog & de Meuron. The "Tate Modern" is one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world.  

Tate Gallery of British Art

The sugar-baron Henry Tate founded the "National Gallery of British Art". He transcribed his collection to the nation and britain built this museum in 1897. The museum displays British art from 1500 until today. Here you will find the great works of "William Turner".  

National Gallery

The "National Gallery" has one of the best collections of paintings in the United Kingdom. Famous works by Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Canaletto and many other great artists will enchant the visitors.  

Natural History Museum

The London Natural History Museum opened its doors for the first time in 1881. The neo-Romanesque building with Byzantine elements offers a magnificent setting for dinosaurs, whales and geological treasures. Admission is free, except temporary exhibitions. 

Victoria and Albert Museum

Prince Albert built the "Museum of Applied Art and Design" as an example for the population. Since 1852, the museum has built up the world's largest collection in this field. The Victoria and Albert Museum shows sculptures, paintings, architectural models, furniture design, and all kinds of objects from all over the world.  

Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall is a reconstruction of a building destroyed in the Second World War and houses the collection of the City of London. The "Guildhall Art Gallery" shows paintings with London as motif. 

Museum of London

The "Museum of London" shows the history of the city, from the prehistoric beginnings to the present day. Historical finds, clothes and photographs tell the story of a great city.

National Maritim Museum

Hardly any other country on earth has such a glorious Maritime past like Britain. The museum shows maps, paintings and models from the time of the great explorations.  

Whitechapel Gallery

The "Whitechapel Gallery" is one of the best places to see art in London. High-class exhibitions of contemporary art have made the Whitechapel Gallery famous. The gallery was founded to show art in East-London, there is a café and a bookstore and everyone is welcome.  

 

77-82 Whitechapel High Street

www.whitechapelgallery.org

 

Map of museums in London

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