Age Exchange Reminiscence Center, London

The Reminiscence Center is part of Age Exchange, a program that understands the impact of memories on the quality of life of older people....

Alex Fleming Laboratory Museum, London

Through a reconstruction of his laboratory, displays and video, visitors can observe and uncover secrets of Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in 1928. Medical...

All Hallows By The Tower Undercroft Museum, London

Next to the Tower of London, the church is steeped in history including dealing with numerous famous executions and the baptism of William Penn,...

Anaesthesia Heritage Museum, London

The collection consists of 2000 objects relating to the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. The museum houses a library, some instruments and...

Apsley House The Wellington Museum

Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner. For...

Arsenal Football Club Museum, London

Spans 115 years of Arsenal history in exhibits from the big red bus that displays team trophies to life-like waxworks of star players. Read...

Bank of England Museum, London

The museum tells of the Bank of England's history from its inception to its current role as the UK's central bank. Collection includes banknotes...

Banqueting House, London

Banqueting House is the only remaining building of the Palace of Whitehall, with an interior decorated in a unique Italian Renaissance style, renowned for...

Barnet Museum, London

Collection of archives, objects, print, photographs, paintings a maps that reflect the development of Chipping Barnet and surrounding areas that lie north of the...

Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, London

The country's longest established Jewish arts and cultural institution, the gallery possesses many works by the immigrant generation of Jewish artists, as well as...

Benjamin Franklin House, London

The world's only remaining home of the famous inventor. The museum houses a student science centre with displays from Franklin's London discoveries and research...

Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum, London

Bethlem Royal Hospital, one of the world's oldest hospitals for the care and treatment of people with mental health problems, now houses a facility...

Bexley Museum, London

Inside Hall Place, a house that lies alongside the River Cray, home to 62 hectares of beautiful award-winning gardens of roses, topiaries and a...

Black Cultural Archives, London

Documents the history of London's black community, with details from 208 AD to the present day. Artifacts include letters, photographs, interviews, magazines, newspapers and...

Boston Manor House, London

A Jacobean manor house built in 1623, the three-story building contains 17th Century State Rooms with decorated ceilings of 1623, a drawing room with...

Bramah Museum of Tea and Coffee, London

Everything you ever wanted to know about the importation and consumption of tea and coffee in the UK and the world, from consumption, to...

Britain at War Experience, London

This museum truly allows patrons to experience life during one of the most important events of the 20th century. The environment and contents of...

British Dental Association Museum, London

Recently re-opened, the BDA museum houses over 5,000 images spanning 500 years of dentistry, much of which can be ordered. Information about oral hygiene...

British Library, London

With exhibits on the Nobel prize, Mozart and Hans Christian Anderson, all of which are available online, the British museum houses many collections that...

British Museum, London

The initial collection was bequeathed by the original Sloane Ranger, Sir Hans Sloane, a wealthy Chelsea doctor in 1753. It became a magnet for...

British Optical Association Museum, London

The area's premier collection of optical devices such as spectacles, lenses, opera glasses, contact lenses, opticians' equipment, orthoptic devices, models of eye diseases, and...

British Postal Museum and Archive, London

This museum has archived the history of the postal service, communication, design and technology through 400 years of physical records of the post service's...

British Red Cross Museum and Archives, London

Full of information about the Red Cross' service for the past 140 years, the small collection includes nursing and medical equipment, uniforms, textiles from...

Bromley Museum, London

A historic building set in attractive gardens in Orpington Priory, the museum holds temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year. Along with local history,...

Brooking Collection of Architectural Detail, London

The university's collection is now in storage, but the founder of the Brooking Collection, Charles Brooking, still maintains his own museum at his home...

Bruce Castle Museum, London

A 16th century manor house surrounded by 20 acres of parkland, Bruce Castle opened as a museum in 1906 and now houses the Borough...

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

A great student resource and public facility, it features information from the School of Oriental and African Studies. The facility is the area's leading...

Brunel Engine House, London

The small museum celebrates the construction of the first tunnel under the Thames River. The actual exhibition is in the original engine house for...

BT Archives, London

The BT Group Archives houses the history of telecommunications services in the UK and overseas. Every type of record imaginable about British Telecommunications is...

Building Centre Gallery, London

The Building Centre holds the world's largest permanent exhibition and source of information for the construction industry, with exhibitions on modern London buildings The...

Canada House Gallery, London

Home to the High Commission of Canada, the house contains his office and hosts a variety of conferences, receptions and launches where Canadians and...

Carlyle’s House Gallery, London

In the historic district of Chelsea, once a literary hub of London, this building is one of the best preserved 18th. Home of the...

Cartoon Art Trust Cartoon Museum, London

Established in 1988, the Cartoon Art Trust is dedicated to preserving British cartoon art and caricature and houses a tremendous collection, with a a...

Centre for Recent Drawing, London

Established in 2004, the centre provides space for drawings and the discussion of drawing practice for the general public. It has been a forum...

Charles Dickens Museum, London

Located in the district of Bloomsbury, this house is the Georgian-style home of Charles Dickens, which he occupied from 1837 - 1839, when Dickens...

Chartered Insurance Institute Museum, London

The Insurance Institute has a small museum that mainly consists of the history of fire-fighting, with a collection of firemarks and other artifacts related...

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

One of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe, it contains a rock garden, the largest fruiting olive tree and the world's northern-most grapefruit tree....

Chiswick House, London

An 18th-century Palladian style house, the Chiswick House has a gallery with a beautifully painted ceiling and several different colored velvet rooms. There are...

Church Farmhouse Museum, London

Museum housed in the oldest 17th century farmhouse of the Barnet area. Inside is a furnished 1820s kitchen, dining room and chimney, with a...

Churchill War Rooms, London

The war rooms were heavily used by Winston Churchill during World War II and are contained in the museum, along with the Cabinet Room...

Clarence House, London

The official residence of Prince Charles of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princes William and Harry, the large 19th century home decorated in...

Clink Prison Museum, London

The Clink is a notorious prison in Southwark that functioned from the 12th century to the end of the 18th century. Originally used for...

Clockmakers’ Museum, London

This museum tells the history of clock-making in London and it holds a collection of clocks, watches and other time-related items from the Worshipful...

College of Arms, London

The official repository of the coats or arms and pedigrees of English, Northern Irish, Welsh and Commonwealth families and descendants. People from the UK...

Couper Collection, London

A floating museum of art and events, the collection possesses London's last remaining fleet of historic Thames barges, which were originally responsible for the...

Courtauld Gallery, London

This masterpiece gallery has one of the most important collections in Britain, specifically known for the Old Master, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Also, there...

Crofton Roman Villa, London

The only villa open to the public of Greater London, the villa was inhabited from AD 140 to 400. Today, the remains of 10...

Crossness Pumping Centre, London

This station is one of the original pumping stations desgined by Joseph Bazalgette, an engineer who built the first 85 miles of sewer systems...

Crown Jewels, London

Introductory films offer a fascinating insight into royal pageantry and the Crown Jewels, with special colour footage of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. Once inside...

Croydon Lifetimes Museum, London

Home to a variety of temporary exhibitions, some on the local history and some donated to the museum, such as the Chinese pottery and...

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Museum, London

A small collection of archives dealing with the society, open for research by appointment with the curator only. Tel: 020 8669 1501 Location: 96a Brighton Road, South Croydon,...

Crystal Palace Museum, London

Crystal Palace originally housed the Crystal Palace School of Engineering, and it now holds articles connected with the building from 1850 - 1988. There...

Cuming Museum, London

Located on the first floor of the public library, this gallery houses the Cuming Collection and tells the story of the history of Southwark....

Cutty Sark Museum, London

The Cutty Sark is the world's only surviving tea clipper. Now serving as a museum, it is dressed to interpret the life or the...

Dali Universe, London

A tribute to the art of Salvador Dali, the gallery houses more than 600 of his works, including the world's most complete display of...

Danson House, London

Built during the 1760s, the Palladian Villa stands in the middle of attractive parkland with formal gardens and a 20 acre lake. It is...

De Morgan Centre, London

A home to the study of 19th century art and society in southwest London and permanent display of the work of William De Morgan,...

Dennis Severs’ House, London

A living museum set up by Dennis Severs, the house tells the story of the Jarvis family, a talented group of Huguenot silk weavers...

Design Museum, London

Sir Terence Conran inspired museum 'demonstrates the social, cultural and economic reasons for design'. It boasts a somewhat phenomenal array of contemporary design, with...

Dorich House, London

Dorich House was home to the renowned sculptor Dora Gordine and her art collector husband, Richard Hare. They constructed the building in the 1930's...

Dr Johnson’s House, London

One of the few residential houses of the 18th century still surviving in the city, it was the home and workplace for Samuel Johnson,...

Drapers Company Collections, London

A collection of the Drapers Company archives, works of art, silver, charters, coats of arms, charity records and an ancient Celtic decorative collar found...

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

The oldest public gallery in Britain, the core of the collection was created in the 17th century by the founder of Dulwich College. The...

Eastside Community Heritage, London

The collection includes projects documenting the lives of "ordinary people" from East London through exhibitions, publications, dramas and workshops that provide heritage and culture....

Eltham Palace, London

Said to be a "masterpiece of modern design," the palace is an art deco style house which was used as a royal resident from...

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

The UK's only gallery devoted to modern Italian art, the core of the collection is Futurist works; it also includes figurative art and sculpture...

Fan Museum, London

The first museum in the world completely devoted to all aspects of the ancient art of the fan. The collection has over 3,500 fans...

Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The museum is the first exhibition space in London dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the global fashion world. It holds two to three major...

Fenton House, London

A 17th century merchant's house in North London, it has a large walled garden with a 300 year old apple orchard and an interior...

Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum, London

Housed in some of the former Royal Arsenal, the museum tells the story of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Royal Arsenal. The...

Florence Nightingale Museum, London

A revealing portrait of the 'mother of all nurses' Nightingale and the history of nursing in general. An in-depth exhibit featuring letters, books, artifacts...

Forty Hall Museum, London

Reflects the history and cultural diversity of Enfield with its collection of 17th and 18th century furniture and pictures, ceramics, glass, maps and local...

Foundling Museum, London

Tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children, along with three major British historical figures, Thomas Coram, William Hogarth...

Freud Museum, London

Museum in house where Sigmund Freud once lived and practised psychoanalysis. You can wander the intimate hallways where Freud once walked, gaze at his...

Fulham Palace, London

The main residence of the Bishop of London from the 18th century to the 1970s, the Tudor-style house contains paintings that once hung in...

Galton Collection, London

The majority of the collection chronicles the life and work of Sir Frances Galton, with instruments he used in studies of identity, heredity and...

Garrick’s Temple, London

The temple, built in 1875, is an octagonal building surrounded by a beautiful 18th century pleasure garden. The temple was commissioned by actor David...

Geffrye Museum, London

Named after Sir Robert Geffrye, former Lord Mayor of London, the museum is dedicated to British furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts. The collection...

Gilbert Collection, London

Collected over four decades by Sir Arthur Gilbert, the museum holds rooms of silver, gold, Italian mosaics and many more original artifacts and trinkets....

Golden Hinde Living History Museum, London

Get a good impression of what a sailor's life was like, in this fully reconstructed 16th century warship commanded by Sir Francis Drake. Times:...

Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, London

A thorough collection of skeletons and preserved animals, stemming from 1828. Times: Every weekday 13.00-17.00; Other times by appt. Prices: Admission is free. Tel: 020 7679...

Great Ormond Street Hospital Museum and Archive, London

A museum on the history of the famed Great Ormond Street Hospital, and various associations with it, including Peter Pan author J.M Barrie. Times:...

Greenwich Heritage Centre, London

A history of Greenwich, with resources from the old Borough Museum and Local History Library. Times: Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Closed...

Greenwich Visitor Centre, London

A small local history museum on the big history of Greenwich - a World Heritage Site. Times: Open daily 10.00 - 17.00. Prices: Free. Tel: 0870...

Guard’s Museum, London

Interesting personal and official war memorabilia from the Foot Guards. Times: Daily 10.00-16.00; Closed Christmas. Prices: £2.00; Seniors & students £1.00 Tel: 020 74143271 Location: Wellington Barracks, Birdcage...

Guildhall Art Gallery, London

The museum reopened in 1999, after being completely destroyed in a World War II air raid. It displays more than 250 works of art,...

Guildhall Library, London

A major public reference library which specialises in the history of London. Times: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm. Items from the Store cannot...

Gunnersbury Park Museum, London

A local history museum of West London - Boroughs of Ealing & Hounslow - in a listed building. Exhibitions include costumes, toys, a printing...

Hackney Museum, London

High-tech museum on Hackney history, including artifacts temporary installments. Times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 - 5.30; Thursday 9.30 - 8.00; Saturday 10.00 -...

Ham House, London

Arguably the most remarkable Stuart House in the country, built in 1610 as a center of court intrigue and a center of home decor...

Hampstead Museum, London

Grade I listed building with the history of Hampstead, including John Constable, Helen Allingham and Isokon Long Chair. Times: Wed-Sun 12.00-17.00; Open Bank Holidays...

Handel House Museum, London

Home to famed composer George Fideric Handel, between 1723 and 1759, where he composed Messiah, Fireworks Music and more. Times: Open 10.00am until 18.00pm...

Harrow Museum, London

A group of buildings known as Headstone Manor, the Harrow Museum has been newly refurbished and includes guided tours of the massive estate. Times:...

Hermitage Rooms, London

Styled after the famed Winter Palace in St Petersburg, the Hermitage Rooms house a number of temporary exhibitions. Times: Daily 1000-1800. (Last admission 17.15)....

HMS Belfast, London

Great World War II vessel the HMS Belfast is a reminder of Britain's naval power. Times: March - October 1000 - 1800 (last admission...

Hogarth’s House, London

Home of the engraver, painter, and satirist William Hogarth. Times: 1 April-31 October: Tues-Fri 1300-1700, Sat-Sun 1300-1800; 1 November-31 March: Tues-Fri 1300-1600, Sat-Sun 1300-1700....

Honeywood Heritage Centre, London

Victorian period house offering views over the local ponds and a tea room. Times: 11am - 5pm Wednesday to Friday; 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday &...

Horniman Museum, London

A museum of natural and cultural history, the Horniman offers permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as a childrens' curriculum. Times: daily 10.30am -...

House Mill Museum, London

The last remaining Tide Mill in Britain, build in 1776 and rebuilt after a fire in 1804. Good trails for walking, and a nice...

Household Cavalry Museum, London

The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. You can see troopers working...

Hunterian Museum, London

Striking collection of skeletons, bones, skulls and teeth, along with teaching materials that serve as inspiration to the education of doctors, for hundreds of...

Imperial War Museum, London

Until 1930 the museum was home to the infamous Bedlam mental asylum (to which Charlie Chaplin's mother was confined). This domed building is now...

Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum, London

Museum on traditional warfare and battles. Tel: 020 7405 8112 Location: 10 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London Borough of Camden, WC2A 3TG (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: Chancery Lane More...

Institute of Archaeology Collection, London

Teaching and reference collections housed by the Institute of Archeology. Times: Weekdays, 9am to 5pm. Prices: Admission Free. Tel: 020 7679 4789 Location: Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon...

Island History Trust, London

Museum dedicated to the history of the Isle of Dogs, previously dockland territory just opposite Greenwich. Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on the first...

Islington Museum, London

The New Islington Museum opened its doors in May 2008. Using its collection it explores the borough's history through a number of exciting ways....

Jewel Tower, London

One of the two surviving buildings from the original Palace of Westminster, built during the reign of Edward III. Times: Open daily 10am-4pm; Closed...

Jewish Military Museum and Memorial Room, London

A museum that displays the Jewish community's contributions to the British military. Times: Mon-Thurs 10.30 - 4.30 By Appt. Prices: Free. Tel: 020 8202 2323 Location: Shield House,...

Jewish Museum (Camden), London

Visitors can explore Jewish religious life and view the Museum's stunning collection of Jewish Ceremonial Art - one of the finest in the world....

Jewish Museum (Finchley), London

Explore the history of Jewish immigration and settlement in London. Step back in time to follow the footsteps of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe...

Keat’s House, London

The Grade 1 listed home of famous poet John Keats, with a collection of books, manuscripts, letter and more. Times: Open 13.00 - 17.00...

Kennel Club Art Gallery, London

Lottsa dogs, if you can imagine. The former Kennel Club Chairman John MacDougal wanted the Gallery to be a pivotol display of the Kennel...

Kensington Palace: History, info and booking

Kensington Palace Kensington Palace has been a royal home for over 300 years and parts of the palace remain a private residence for members of...

Kenwood House, London

A neoclassical house with a stunning collection of paintings, including Vermeer, Rembrandt, Turner and Reynolds, and was originally used by Lord Mansfield. Times: 24...

Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

The Steam Museum bosts arguably the best collection of pumping engines in the world, which run every weekend. Times: Open Tues-Sun 11.00-17.00; Closed Good...

Kew Gardens. Royal Botanic Gardens, London

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offers a great day out. Its huge 300 acres, located on the West of London, host some fascinating sights,...

Kew Transport Museum, London

Museum features several unique, specialized, and generally out-of-the-ordinary vehicles from the British Isles. Open 9:00-15:00 most days, or by prior arrangement. Tel: 020 8332 0672 Location: 110 North...

Kingston Museum , London

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons...

Kirkaldy Testing Museum, London

A museum of materials testing. Kirkaldy museum is devoted to telling the history of the Kirkaldy family and its involvement in this field of...

Leighton House Museum, London

A collection of Leighton's drawings. Most of these were acquired in the years immediately following the artist's death. Open daily except Tuesdays from 11am...

Linley Sambourne House, London

Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace is a unique example of a late Victorian townhouse. Home to the cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his...

Linnean Society Collections, London

Tel: 020 7434 4479 Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London , W1J 0BF (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: The Linnean Society of London is the first door on the...

Little Holland House, London

The former home of artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). Designed and built by Dickinson between 1902-04, the Grade II listed interior was...

Livesey Museum for Children

The Livesey is for all kids under 12, their families, carers and teachers. It is one of the UK's leading children's museums, located in...

London Canal Museum, London

At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried, the...

London Dungeon, London

The London Dungeon may be described as a museum of simulated horror from history, recalling events of atrocities from the past. You can journey...

London Fire Brigade Museum, London

The museum holds a wealth of information and exhibits depicting the history of firefighting in London from the Great Fire of London in 1666...

London Motor Museum , London

Featuring a showroom full of classic cars from the 1950s to the present day the London Motor Museum charts the recent history of the...

London Motorcycle Museum, London

The LMM - London's only motorcycle museum - is the capital's friendly focus for Britain's biking history and heritage. Admission Charges: Adults £3.00; OAP's...

London Sewing Machine Museum, London

Admission Free (Persons over 16 only). (As the admission free a donation to either of our chosen charities would be appreciated: The Royal National...

London Toy and Model Museum, London

Monday to Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm. Tickets are £4.95 for adults, £2.95 for children and family tickets are £13.50 (two adults, two children). Tel: 020...

London Transport Museum, London

The museum occupies the site of a former flower market shed to the east side of Covent Garden's Piazza. It was re-opened in 1993...

London Zoo, London

In the heart of London, on the north side of Regent's Park, is London Zoo. When the Zoo opened in 1828 it housed a...

Madame Tussaud’s London , London

The globally famous wax museum is one of the most visited attractions in London and it's easy to see why. Constantly updated figures from...

Magic Circle Museum At the Centre For the Magic Arts , London

Tel: 020 7387 2222 Location: 12 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD Nearest station: More Information>>

Marble Hill House, London

Marble Hill is the last complete surviving example of the elegant villas and gardens which bordered the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in...

Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, London

The building housing the Beam Engine and Museum is, apart from minor alterations, still as built in 1886. The principal exhibit is the Wood...

Marx Memorial Library, London

The Marx Memorial Library is the place for books, pamphlets and periodicals on all aspects of Marxism, the science of Socialism and history of...

MCC Cricket Museum, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

This famous cricket ground is the home of cricket and England's premier ground for international and domestic matches. There are no tours on important...

Merton Heritage Centre , London

Temporary exhibitions on local history The formation of collections representative of Merton's history. It includes objects which can be handled by visitors to the...

Michael Faraday Museum, London

Closed for refurbishment until late 2007. Tel: 020 7409 2992 Location: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London , W1S 4BS (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: More Information>>

Museum of Brands Packaging and Advertising , London

This is a story that engages every generation. The origins of our consumer society, represented through the everyday items that we all take for...

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA), London

Varied exhibitions give a vivid picture of domestic life in the first half of the twentieth century while also looking at contemporary design, art...

Museum of Garden History, London

The museum exists to enhance understanding and appreciation of the history and development of gardens and gardening in the UK, with reference to European...

Museum of Immigration and Diversity, London

The exhibition "Suitcases and Sanctuary", made largely by local schoolchildren, is a genuinely innovative celebration of immigration housed in a magical Grade II* listed...

Museum of London Docklands, London

From Roman settlement to Docklands' regeneration, unlock the history of London's river, port and people in this historic warehouse. Discover a wealth of objects...

Museum of London, London

Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital's turbulent past. The museum recently transformed five galleries, which hold 7,000...

Museum of Performance, London

The Museum exists to encourage people of all ages, and at all levels of interest, to engage with every aspect of live performance. The...

Museum of Richmond, London

Housed in the old Town Hall (built in 1893), the Museum of Richmond displays models and dioramas as well as an interesting collection of...

Museum of Veterinary History, London

The Museum of Veterinary History at Camden contains hundreds of books, artefacts and ephemera relating to the College and the development of veterinary education...

Musical Museum, London

From April to October, the Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 to 17:00. Admission is £3.20 for adults or £2.50 for...

National Archives, London

Times: Document ordering times - Monday 09:00 - 17:00, 09:30 - 16:15; Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00, 10:00 - 16:45; Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00, 09:30...

National Army Museum, London

The National Army Museum is the British Army's own museum. It is the only museum to tell the story of the Army as a...

National Gallery, London, London

The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance...

National Maritime Museum, London

The Largest maritime museum in the world. The museum is home to over 2 million objects related to Great Britain's maritime history. =Open from...

National Museum of Childhood, London

Closed until August 2006. Tel: 020 8983 5200 Location: Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: Tube: Bethnal Green, Central Line, Zone 2. More Information>>

National Portrait Gallery, London

Founded in 1856 to save and appreciate the likenesses of famous British men and women, the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind...

Natural History Museum, London

One of the most beautiful buildings in London, both inside and out, this museum should be top of your list particularly if you are...

Newham Museum at Manor Park Library, London

Contact museum for details on ticket pricing and opening times. Tel: 020 8514 0274 Location: Romford Road, London, E12 5JY (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: manor park railway station More...

Newsroom – Guardian and Observer Archive and Visitor Centre, London

The Newsroom, Guardian and Observer archive and visitor centre preserves and promotes the histories and values of the Guardian, The Observer and Guardian Unlimited...

North Woolwich Old Station Museum , London

North Woolwich Old Station Museum is a family-friendly museum with lots of hands-on activities for youngsters. Admire carriages, locomotives, a 1920s ticket office and...

Old Operating Theatre, London

The Museum is open every day from 10.30am to 5.00pm. 2005 Admission Prices: Full Price - £4.75, Concession - £3.75, Child (under 16) -...

Old Speech Room Gallery & Museum, Harrow School, London

The Gallery is open every day, except Wednesday and exeat days, during term-time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm. Tel: 020 8872 8205 Location: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP...

Order of St. John Museum and Library, London

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm. The museum is free but donations are requested for tours of the...

Orleans House Gallery, London

Free admission. Orleans House Gallery holds the primary collection of the Borough of Richmond. Summer Hours (April - September): Tuesday to Saturday, 1-5.30pm; Sunday...

Osterley Park, London

Tel: 020 8232 5050 Location: Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: Alight at Osterley station and turn left outside. Turn left into Thornbury Road, and...

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London

London's largest collection of Chinese ceramics, promoting Chinese Culture and art under the auspices of scholar Sir Percival David. The museum includes rare pieces...

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London

The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It...

Pitzhanger Manor-House, London

The PM Gallery and House comprises Pitzhanger Manor-House, a restored Georgian villa once owned and designed by Sir John Soane, Architect and Surveyor to...

Prince Henry’s Room, London

The room contains the Samuel Pepys exhibition, a collection originally compiled by the trustees of Pepys House at Brampton, Huntingdon, and purchased by the...

Pumphouse Educational Museum, London

The building was originally used to maintain a consistent water level in the Surrey Commercial Docks with water from the River Thames. The building...

Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, London

Originally called the Great Standing, the lodge was built for Henry VIII in 1543 and was used for deer hunting. Open 1:00-4:00 Saturday and...

Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

The gallery houses items from the Royal Collection, held in trust by the Queen for the Nation. Open daily 10:00-17:30 (last admission 16:30). Adult...

Queen’s House, London

Commissioned by Anne of Denmark in 1615, important residence in the early Stuart dynasty. Open from 10.00 to 17.00, seven days a week. Last...

Ragged School Museum, London

A museum celebrating the history of the east end of London, especially Copperfield Road Ragged School. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-5pm, First Sunday...

Ranger’s House (The Wernher Collection) , London

24 Mar-30 Sept: 10am-5pm, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun. 1 Oct-21 Dec: Pre-booked tours only. Adult £5.30, Children £2.70, Concession £4.00 Tel: 020 8853 0035 Location: Chesterfield...

Red House, London

9 Mar-31 Dec '06: 11:00-4:15, Wednesday-Sunday. Admission prices from 1 March 2006: £6, child £3, family £15 Tel: 01494 755588 Location: Red House Lane, Bexleyheath , DA6 8JF...

Redbridge Museum, London

The museum was opened in 2000 to celebrate the London Borough of Redbridge and it's 150,000 year history. Admission Times: Tuesday-Friday 10.00am-5.00pm; Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm;...

Riesco Gallery, London

Collection of Chinese pottery and ceramics dating back 2,500 years. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 5pm, Some Bank Holidays 12 noon -...

Rose Theater Exhibition, London

Exhibition on the site of the first theater on London's Bankside. Open by appointment only. Tickets £10 or £5. Tel: 020 7593 0026 Location: 56 Park Street, London...

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Our opening hours: 10am-6pm Sunday to Thursday (last admission to galleries 5.30pm); 10am-10pm Fridays and Saturdays (last admission to galleries 9.30pm). £11 full price,...

Royal Air Force Museum, London

A Museum celebrating the history of Great Britain's Air Force. Open: daily 10am - 6pm (including Bank Holidays). Last admission is at 5.30pm. Free...

Royal College of Music Museum, London

Small music museum tucked away in the basement of the college building in Prince Consort Road that houses classic, ancient musical instruments. Open: Wednesdays...

Royal Fusiliers Museum, London

Museum located within the Tower of London, celebrating the Fusiliers regiment, formed in 1685. Open: Summer: Mon-Sat: 09:30-17:30, Sun: 10:30-16:30, Winter: Mon-Sat: 09:30 16:30,...

Royal Greenwich Observatory, London

Observatory founded by King Charles II, marks the Prime Meridian and used to study astronomy. Open from 10.00 to 17.00, seven days a week....

Royal Hospital Chelsea , London

Museum formed at site where King Charles XI founded the Hospital for wounded soldiers. Open: Museum, Chapel & Great Hall, Courts and grounds: Mon-Sat:...

Royal Institute of British Architects Collection, London

Museum houses pieces owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, a professional body for architects in the UK. Opening times: Monday: Closed, Tuesday:...

Royal London Hospital Museum, London

The London (founded 1740) became Britain's largest voluntary hospital. The crypt of the former Hospital Church documents the hospital's story. Open Monday-Friday 10.00-16.30. Closed...

Royal Mews, London

Museum holds several equestrian pieces and preserved Royal carriages. Adult £6.50; Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £5.50; Under 17 £4.00; Under 5 Free; Family...

Royal Military School of Music Museum , London

Collection of musical instruments, music, documents, prints, manuscripts, paintings and uniform showing the history of military music. The archive is housed in the Curator's...

Royal Mint Sovereign Gallery , London

More than 1,000 years of experience have made the Royal Mint a leader in the art of coin making, with its high quality work...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum, London

Museum opened in 1842, catalogs the history of British pharmacy. The museum displays on the ground floor are open to all visitors, Monday to...

Royal Philatelic Collection , London

The postage stamp collection of the British Royal Family. It is the most comprehensive collection of items related to the philately of the United...

Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, London

Largest museum which focuses on the history of the Salvation Army. Tuesday-Friday, 0930-1600. Large groups please call in advance: 0207 326 7800 Tel: 0207 326 7800 Location: William...

Science Museum, London

The Science Museum contains more than 10,000 exhibits from the nation's collection ranging from the Panhard et Lavassor car to the Apollo 10 Command...

Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition, London

Housed underneath the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is dedicated to Shakespeare and his vast effect on the theatrical world, as well as historical...

Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

Museum celebrating the famous detective of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's late 19th century stories. Open every day (except Christmas Day) 9:30 am -6pm. Admission:...

Sikorski Museum

"The Sikorski Museum was established at the end of World War II by the exiled Polish community in London who did not wish to...

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Sir John Sloane spent the whole of his life adding to his collections including 17th and 18th century sculptures; Egyptian, Classical, Medieval and Renaissance...

Somerset House, London

Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. During summer months 55...

South London Gallery, London

The South London Gallery is a little-known but well-respected haven for contemporary art. Times: From 15 June: Tues-Sun 12-6pm; open until 8.30pm on Thurs;...

Southside House, London

One of the oldest houses in Greater London, the house was rebuilt by Robert Pennington in the William & Mary style, and remains much...

Spencer House, London

Spencer house is a famous aristocratic house, owned by the Spencers - ancestors to Princess Diana. Times: Public viewing every Sunday (except during January...

St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum, London

Museum celebrates the history of the famous hospital that houses it. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Free admission. Tel: 020 7601 8152 Location: Archives and Museum, North Wing,...

St Paul’s Cathedral Crypt Museum , London

Crypt Museum of London's world famous Cathedral. Please contact for details. Tel: 020 7236 4128 Location: Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 8AD (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: St Pauls More Information>>

Stephens Collection, London

A historical museum of the life & history of ink inventor Henry Stephens. Times: Open Tues-Thurs 1400-1630. Prices: Free. Tel: 020 8346 7812 Location: Avenue House, East End...

Sutton House, London

A National Trust house, Sutton House is the oldest brick house in East London, and an interesting example of architectural change - recently restored...

Tate Britain, London

Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art, 1500 to the present, as well as the home of the Turner Prize. Open: Daily...

Tate Modern, London

Britain's national museum of modern art, housing the Tate's varied collection. Spanning from the early 20th century to the present, with works from famed...

Tower Bridge Exhibition, London

London's favourite bridge also houses a museum, and offers incredible views of London from its high-level Walkways, as well as information about how the...

Tower of London, City of London

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's...

Twickenahm World Rugby Museum & Stadium Tous, London

A journey through the history of world rugby. Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm; Bank Holidays 10am -...

Twickenham Museum, London

The Twickenham Museum boasts historical exhibitions for the villages of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons, including photographs, maps and paintings. Times: Open Tuesdays...

Twinings Museum, London

Small museum, adjacent to the Twining's Shope, that gives a history of the Twining's family, and various artifacts from around the world. Times: Monday...

Two Willow Road, London

Renowned example of modern architecture, designed by Erno Goldfinger and adopted by the National Trust. Times: 4 March to 25 November; Thurs, Fri, Sat...

Type Museum, London

The Type Museum explores type and man's use of graphic symbols, and holds a world-renowned typographic collection. NOTE: The museum is currently under development...

UCL Art Collections, London

Since 1847, the Strang Print Room has housed more than 10,000 paintings, prints, drawings & sculptures, ranging from 1490 - present. Times: University term...

Valence House Museum, London

A Medieval manor dedicated to the history of Barking & Dagenham since 1938.Times: Mon-Fri 0900-1630; Sat 1000-1600 (Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays). Admission: Free. Tel: 020...

Vestry House Museum, London

Originally an 18th century workhouse, the Vestry House Museum offers artifacts and objects from the history of Walthamstow. Times: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 -...

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the jewel in the crown of London's famous South Kensington cultural area and a "must-see" on every London...

Wallace Collection, London

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture...

Wandle Industrial Museum, London

Times: Wed 1300-1600; 1st Sun of every month 1400-1700 Tel: 020 8648 0127 Location: Vestry Hall Annexe, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD (Click Here For Map) Nearest station: Mitcham More Information>>

Wandsworth Museum, London

Wandsworth Museum is an independent, regional museum which houses an enormous and eclectic collection exploring the compelling and dramatic story of Wandsworth's history over...

Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, London

The Wellcome Museum contains a modern anatomical and pathological teaching collection and is used to support the educational and training work of the College....

Wellcome Trust Library, London

Arguably the world's greatest collection of books and other materials on the various aspects of medicine, including historical artifacts from all around the world....

Wellington Arch, London

Britain's version of the French Arc de Triomphe, originally constructed as an entrance to Buckingham Palace. Has great views of Constitution Hill & available...

Wesley’s Chapel and Museum of Methodism, London

Known the world over as the Cathedral of World Methodism Wesley described his Chapel as 'perfectly neat but not fine'. It is one of...

West Ham United Football Museum, London

West Ham Football Club's Official Museum, including memorablilia & photos. Times: Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00; Saturday 09.00 - 18.00. Admission: Adults £6.00;...

Westminster Abbey Museums, London

If somebody told you to visit a Gothic building with 3,000 skeletons lurking under the floor, you'd be a little suspicious, but you'd likely...

Westminster Dragoons Museum, London

Subsection of Westminster Abbey museum including the tombs of famous Cavalrymen. Times: Monday to Friday 9:30 - 1545 (except Wednesdays; Wednesday 9:30 - 1800;...

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

The Whitechapel Art Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of East London. The Gallery is internationally acclaimed for...

Whitehall, Cheam, London

Conserved house from the 1500s, located in the middle of the historic Cheam conservation district, with quaint tea-room open to the public. Admissions: Adult:...

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, London

Formerly a pump station; has exhibitions & events, including arts fairs, bike shows, car rallies and pageants. Times: Tuesday between 10am and 4.00 p.m....

William Morris Gallery, London

Opened by Prime Minister Clement Attlee in 1950, is the only public museum devoted to England's best known and most versatile designer. The Gallery...

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, London

Museum about all-things Wimbledon Tennis. Re-opens April, 2006. Times: open daily 10.30-17.00; Tours are daily in the Summer and at weekends in the Winter....

Wimbledon Society Museum of History, London

Small museum which offers three thousand years Wimbledon's history, including archeological artifacts, coins, costume and literature. Times: Sat 2:30 - 5:00; Sun 2:30 -...

Wimbledon Windmill Museum, London

A great attraction on Wimbledon Common for adults and children. Exhibits of windmills, milling, rural life and local history, with hands-on activities for children....

Women’s Library, London

Cultural centre of Women's history, with exhibitions and events. Contains literature, social history, archives, photography and more. Times: Mon-Wed & Fri 9.30-5.30pm; Thurs 9.30-8.00pm;...

Young’s Brewery, London

The Young's Brewery offers beer tours in French, Polish, Russian and English. Book ahead: [email protected] (allow a 2-week booking time). Open six days a...