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Visiting London Art Museums

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 25, 2022

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Visiting art museums is a great family travel activity. London offers family travelers a variety of art museums for all interests. Add these to your list for your next London visit.

 

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Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum is the house museum of architect John Soane. The collection owned by Soane includes antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models, drawings and paintings. Admission is free.

 

Tate Modern and Tate Britain

Tate Modern features artwork from the early 1900s through today. View paintings and sculptures created by artists including Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. Tate Britain’s collection displays art made in Britain, arranged by date. Admission is free to both museums.

 

The Design Museum

The museum is dedicated to contemporary design in all forms. Visit the temporary and permanent exhibits detailing current and future design. Admission is free, with the exception of several paid exhibitions.

 

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The National Gallery

Located in Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery is home to thousands of paintings dating from the 1300s to 1900s. The collection includes works from Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and many more. Admission is free.

 

Victoria and Albert Museum

The main museum is located in London’s South Kensington neighborhood. The museum is the world’s largest museum of art, design and performance. Expect to see exhibits of fashion, sculpture, illustration and more. Admission is free.

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