King’s Cross has plenty of museums for you to visit during your stay, whether your interest lies in history or art we know that King’s Cross will have a museum to entertain you for an afternoon in London.
The Foundling Museum
Exploring the history of the Foundling Hospital, this is a museum with an altruistic aim to its collections and exhibits;
“We aim to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives.”
The museum is very family friendly and hosts a lot of tours so that you can experience this museum at its fullest with an expert. In this museum, you can learn about the hospital’s 18th-century origins and the most treasured objects. A booked tour lasts one hour and is most economical when you book with a large group.
The museum frequently hosts events, so it is worth checking their website, especially if you’re holidaying with children. Popular collections include their art, clocks, furniture, and music scores. There’s certainly a lot to be learned from this museum, so plan your day out here soon.
Centre for the Magic Arts (The Magic Circle)
The Magic Circle is famous for its world class magicians and secrets, but it also offers educational tours around the premises. They might not share their magician’s secrets with you, but they are keen to talk about their history in stage presentation and magic.
If you fancy learning more about magic then you can visit their museum, but you should almost definitely attend one of their shows if you want to enjoy the best of London’s magicians.
London’s canals used to be far more important to the functionality of the city, but they’re still fairly important to modern day tourism and transport. Luckily, there’s a museum in King’s Cross dedicated to these majestic waterways.
At the London Canal Museum, you can learn about the kind of produce that canal ships used to bear across London’s waters, the involvement of animals in ensuring the success of the trade, and even venture inside some of the historical crafts for yourself.
Curiously enough, this museum is hosted in an old ice cream warehouse, so the canal museum also doubles as a history of London’s ice cream trade by showcasing some key moments and artefacts from the building’s original purpose.
This collection is completely free to the public and often features a variety of interesting workshops, so if you’re planning on visiting this curious museum and workspace, make sure that you plan your visit according to their plans.
Currently, many of the Wellcome Museum’s exhibitions and talks are focused on the body and decay, but the museum’s showcases change frequently so keep an eye out for events that best suit your personal interests.
You could be enjoying all of these fantastic museums from our cheap London hotel. King’s Cross is always teeming with events and chances to connect with other people and their work, wherever your interests lie.