Free London Museums and Galleries

The extraordinary history of London and the world is revealed in the city’s world-class museums and galleries. Many of London’s largest museums and galleries are free to enter, providing a fabulous experience for visitors and residents alike.

Check out our listing highlighting some of the main free museums and galleries in London.

The British Museum

A treasure trove of British and world artefacts and history. One of the world’s most important museums.

Area: Bloomsbury. Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. MAP

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

One of the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, including its dedicated Theatre Performance space. The beautiful building is also an attraction in itself.

Area: South Kensington. Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. MAP

Science Museum

London’s home of science and technology, featuring award-winning exhibitions and iconic objects.

Area: South Kensington. Address: Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD. MAP

Natural History Museum

A world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre in London, housed in an extraordinary Victorian building.

Area: South Kensington. Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD. MAP

National Gallery

Britain’s premiere gallery for art, featuring a collection of over 2,300 works, including many iconic paintings and art from van Eyck, Velázquez, Turner, Van Gogh and more. .

Area: West End. Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. MAP

National Portrait Gallery

The National Gallery houses an incredible collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. Currently closed for renovation, re-opening in 2023.

Area: West End. Address: St. Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE. MAP

Tate Modern

Housed in the old Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is one of the world’s most popular art galleries, packing a huge collection of modern art from Britain and around the world.

Area: Southbank. Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG. MAP

Tate Britain

The original Tate gallery, Tate Britain is a national gallery of British art and international art.

Area: Pimlico/Westminster. Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. MAP

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