London Museums: These are the most popular museums in London.
The London Pass is a London Tourist Attraction Card that once purchased offer free entry to over 50 London Attractions including Tower Of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens London Zoo and Aquarium and many more. You will also find many beautiful old churches around London which are usually free to visit, and usually open during the day.
London’s main sights: Madam Tussauds London Eye Sherlock Homes’ home Leicester Square IMAX Theater Wimbledon St. Pauls Cathedral
Science Museum Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, England
T: 0870 870 4868
Open: Daily 10.00-18.00
Closed: Closed 24-26 December
British Museum The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG, England
T : +44 (0)20 7323 8299
Open: Museum opening hours: Saturday – Wednesday 10.00-17.30 Thursday – Friday 10.00-20.30 Great Court Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 09.00-18.00 Thursday – Saturday 09.00-23.00 Reading Room Opening Hours: Saturday – Wednesday, Friday – 10.00-17.30 Thursday 10.00-20.30
Closed: Closed 1 January, Good Friday and 24-26 December every year.
Museum of London Museum of London, London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN, England
T: 0870 444 3852
Open: Museum and Shop opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.50pm Sunday 12.00 noon to 5.50pm Last admission 5.30pm Café opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm Sunday 11.30am to 5.00pm
London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9RT, England
T: 020 7713 0836
Open: Tues-Sun 1000-1630 Last entry 1545 Open bank holiday Mondays
Closed: 24-26 December, 31st December, Mondays (except bank holidays)
Soseki Museum, London Soseki Museum, 80b The Chase, Clapham, London, England
T: 020 7720 8718
Closed: Closed until February 2006.
Cartoon Museum, London 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH, England
T: 0207 580 8155
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 10.30-5.30
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Theatre Museum, London Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PR, England
T: 020 7943 4700
Open: Open Tues-Sun 1000-1800
Closed: Closed Bank Holidays
Faraday Museum, London Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London, W1X 4BS, England
T: 020 7409 2992
Closed: The museum is currently closed as part of a major redevelopment of the building. We hope to be open again in October 2007.
Sikorski Museum, London Sikorski Museum, 20 Princes Gate, London, SW7, England
T: 020 7589 9249
Open : Mon-Fri 14:00-16:00, First Sat each month 10.00-16:00
London Motorcycle Museum London Motorcycle Museum, Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, UB6 9LB, Middlesex, England
T: 0208 575 6644
BT Group Archives, London BT Group Archives, Third Floor, Holborn Telephone Exchange, 268-270 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EE, England
T: 020 7440 4220
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.00-16.00. An appointment is essential to ensure access to the building, and to reserve a study desk.
London’s Transport Museum London’s Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB, England
T: 020 7565 7299
Open: London’s Transport Museum is currently closed for major refurbishment until Spring 2007. The £18.6million project will transform the museum on the Covent Garden site creating new galleries, exhibitions and displays illustrating the past, present and future of transport in London and provide even more access to collections. All this will be completed by early 2007. Visitors can keep in touch by joining the Museum’s e-mailing list. Email subscribers receive advance notice of the Museum’s programme of events, special offers, shopping and an exclusive preview invitation when the Museum re-opens. Sign up online at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.
London Fire Brigade Museum London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House, 94a Southwark Bridge Rd, London, SE1 0EG, England
T: 020 7587 2894
Open: All visits are by guided tour and need to be booked in advance as each visit is tailored to the needs of visitors. Open Monday to Friday, tours start from 10.30 or 2.00.
Closed: Bank holidays and weekends.
Imperial War Museum, London Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, England
T: 020 7416 5320
Open: Open daily, 10.00-18.00
Closed: Closed 24-26 December
Natural History Museum, London The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, England
T: 020 7942 5000
Open: Mon-Sat 1000-1750 Sun 1100-1750 Last admission is 1730
Closed: Closed on 24, 25 and 26 December ONLY
Royal Air Force Museum, London Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, NW9 5LL, England
T: 020 8205 2266
Open: Daily 1000-1800 Open Bank holidays except for Christmas Period
Closed: 8th – 17th December, 24th – 26th December and 1st January
Charles Dickens Museum, London The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX, England
T: 020 7405 2127
Open: Mon-Sat 1000-1700 Last admission 16.30 Sunday 1100-1700
The London Sewing Machine Museum 308 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AA, England
T: 020 8682 7916
Open First Saturday of every month 1400-1700
University College London Museums University College London Museums, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, England
T: 020 7679 2151
Open: The University is open to the public Mon-Sat 09.00-17.00. Each Museum and collection within UCL has its own opening times.
Old Operating Theatre Museum, London The Old Operating Theatre Museum, The Crypt of St Thomas’ Church, 9A St Thomas’ Street, London, SE1 9RY, England
T: 020 7188 2679
Open: Due to essential roof repair and restoration, the Operating Theatre and Herb Garret are temporarily unavailable to the public, until June 2006. However, you can still visit the Old Operating Theatre Museum, which has relocated its collection of medical artefacts to the Crypt of St Thomas’s Church, where the museum continues to offer a full education service combined with cutting-edge public events, including Victorian Surgery, The Days of Blood, Tales From The Crypt and the interactive artwork, Suture.
Closed: Sundays Closed 15 Dec – 5 Jan inclusive