What costs nothing is worth nothing. Wrong! Visit London and you’ll find out that the most famous museums and art galleries are for free. London has some of the best galleries and museums in the world. From the renowned British Museum to the V&A and Tate Modern art gallery, there is something of interest to everyone. I want to introduce you to a few of them:
A must for any London visitor is the Tate Modern. It is England’s most spectacular museum in recent years and open to everyone for free. Located in a former thermal power station on London’s riverbank, the Tate Modern shows contemporary art throughout the year. What I love about Tate is the interactive charm which is spread all around. You can come in and sketch the artworks or explore modern art with the Tate Mobile Phone App which guides you through the exhibitions. For 3,50 Pounds you can also pick up a Multimedia Muide and get a unique insight to the art with interactive games, artist interviews and art-inspired music.
The British Museum
History-enthusiasts should visit the British Museum. The museum opened its doors in 1753 and is one of the great museums of the world. Today it holds around 13 Million historical items. Among other things you can marvel at the Rosetta Stone which provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Natural History Museum
Visit UK’s Natural History Museum for an unforgettable family experience. Especially young visitors can have plenty of fun during their stay. Kids can discover how dinosaurs lived and if they really died out 65 million years ago. Little adventurers can also create a scrapbook full of dino and fossil facts, fun games and 3D giants. Opened in 1881, the Natural History Museum has been spreading knowledge of the nature with its five main collections (Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology). The museum is absolutely worth visiting as it inspires people from all over the world and encourages everyone with its sustainable mission to care better of our planet.
The National Gallery
World-known paintings by Rembrandt, Raphael as well as artworks from British artists like William Turner or William Hogarth can be admired for free at London’s National Gallery.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. Founded in 1852, the Museum shows today over 5,000 years of amazing artefacts from the whole variety of world’s cultures including fashion, jewellery, photographs, sculpture, glass, ceramics, furniture and paintings. The V&A 2012 major spring exhibition will showcase more than 60 years of British design. It will be the first exhibition to show the ways in which artists and designers from the UK have produced innovative and internationally recognized works from post-war to present.