Free museums in London

Our English courses in London not only offer you the chance to participate in qualified language courses but also allow you to visit some of London’s best museums. One of the great advantages of this is that many of London’s top attractions are without entry and thus totally free to visit. This applies not only to the world-class museums but also to some lesser well known – but not any less interesting museums.

Let’s first take a look at some of London’s main museums which are free to enter and can be visited at any time:

• One of the most important cultural history museums worldwide is the British Museum. With over eight million exhibits, it allows you a fascinating insight into the history of human civilisation.

The National Gallery houses one of the most important art collections in the world, so head there to see the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt or Canaletto as exist of Monet or van Eyck.

• Walk along the banks of the Thames to visit the Tate Britain museum. You will get a comprehensive insight into the British art from the 16th to the 21st century so well worth a visit.

The Museum of London lets its visitors look back on millions of years of an extremely varied history. This museum is particularly recommended for the young participants in our student language courses.

• Just a few hundred metres south of the Kensington Gardens, you will find the National History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum. The first one offers clear information on the evolution of life on Earth, and as one of its main attractions you can see a real dinosaur – the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Victoria & Albert Museum shows a vast array of decorative arts and design where you can see many wonderful things. Finally, the Science Museum provides an opportunity to understand the development of various branches of science based on unique exhibits.

Other museums in London which are definitely worth a visit are:

• The Museum of houses and gardens called the Geffrye Museum

• The history of the River Thames and its district in the Museum of London Docklands

• The Art Museum National Portrait Gallery

The Royal Air Force Museum

The Imperial War Museum

Our Tips: Finally, we would like to point out two very special museums in London which are also free to visit. Firstly, the modern art museum known as the Tate Modern which is based in a former power plant. Secondly, all art-loving students in London will be impressed by a visit to the manor Kenwood House. This museum offers selected paintings, a unique library and a very nice park nearby if you want to take a relaxing walk.