The Top 10 Museums in London

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6. The Science Museum


The Science Museum in South Kensington, London was founded in 1857 and is one of London’s major tourist attractions, attracting 2.7 million visitors annually. It has a collection of over 300,000 items, including famous items such as the oldest surviving steam locomotive, the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson’s model of DNA, a working example of Charles Babbage’s Difference engine, the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, and documentation of the first typewriter.

7. The National Portrait Gallery


The National Portrait Gallery, opened in 1856, is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It houses portraits of historically important and famous British people. The selection is made on the basis of the significance of the sitter rather than that of the artist. The collection includes photographs, caricatures, paintings, drawings and sculpture.

8. Tate Britain


Tate Britain situated on Millbank in London is the oldest gallery of the Tate network of galleries in England. It opened in 1897 and houses a substantial collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner. The gallery displays historic British art, as well as contemporary work. It has rooms dedicated to works by one artist. The gallery also organises career retrospectives of British artists and temporary major exhibitions of British Art.

9. The Royal Academy of Arts


The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution located in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London. Its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. It has an important collection of books, archives and works of art accessible for research and display. Famous paintings like that of Benjamin West and Angelica Kauffman adorn the walls and ceilings of the building.

10. The National Maritime Museum


The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, established in 1937, is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom. It houses the Royal Observatory and 17th-century Queen’s House. The Museum has the most important assets in the world on the history of Britain at sea. It has more than two million items, including maritime art , cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments, instruments for time-keeping and astronomy.

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