Established in 1753, a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Over 8 million works documenting the story of human culture over thousands of years. See the Rosetta Stone, the marble sculptures from the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis in Athens, the Assyrian Bulls, Ramesses II the Egyptian Mummies and much more. It is a treasure trove of some of the very greatest objects in the world.
The Worlds greatest paintings and Britain's greatest collection of paintings. From late Medieval masters to French Impressionists. If you want to know more about Van Eyck or Van Dyck , see beautiful paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, van Gogh it is all in here. Take a highlights tour, view the paintings and hear fascinating insights about the lives of the artists . A truly uplifting experience.
A jewel box of a collection! The World's largest museum of decorative arts, founded in 1852. Full of anything and everything to do with design, from ceramics to ironwork to tapestery to jewellery, costumes and furniture. An astonishing collection of people's imagination and creativity through the ages. Heaven!
Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War and sheltered from the German bombing raids. If you have seen the recent award winning films about Churchill and WWII and want to find out more this is a must. I can't promise you Gary Oldman but the real Churchill is a good match!
Walk the labyrinth of rooms and corridors and explore the award-winning interactive Museum to learn more about his life and legacy.
A remarkable museum.
Truly the home of JMW Turner, one of Britain's greatest artists and a powerful influence on the French Impressionists. But there are many more artists represented here from the time of Elizibeth I in the 1500s to Francis Bacon and David Hockney. See Stanley Spencer, Anthony Caro, Lucien Freud, William Hogarth as well as sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. A tour around Tate Britain showcases the very best of British Art.
London's iconic gallery of modern art on the south bank, just over the river from St Paul's Cathedral. You can't miss the Turbine Hall - it's just too big. Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Anish Kapoor, Louise Borgeois and many more contemporary art works and installations can be viewed and experienced here. Dont miss the view from the 10th floor of the new Blavatnik building a welcome addition by the original architects Herzog and de Meuron.