In our last blog we took a quick look at some of the best museums London has to offer; fantastic institutions which are home to a vast array of fascinating works of art and artefacts. Here in the second part in our series we take a further look at some of the capital’s must see museums which any visitor to the city would be sorry to miss.
The London Transport Museum
This popular museum is definitely a London institution. The museum explores the history of London’s intricate transport system and how this has evolved over the past 200 years, in line with the changing face of London society.
The museum is renowned for its variety of exciting exhibits and collections and is home to a vast array of transport vehicles, including the first underground train and the iconic red London bus. This museum is a real treat for kids too and features a number of interactive exhibits including real buses and trains for them to play on.
The Design Museum is a must see for design enthusiasts and offers a variety of fascinating insights into the world of fashion, architecture and design. In addition to its cutting edge exhibitions, the museum also holds a variety of family activities and talks on a broad range of topics.
Art lovers need look no further than the National Gallery, which is considered by many to be one of the finest museums here in the UK. This fantastic museum, located in Trafalgar Square, displays a vast collection of western European paintings which date from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century. Here you can discover an array of inspiring works of art, including masterpieces from the likes of Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci and Van Gogh, to name but a few.
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