10 Of The Best Museums In The U.K!

Good morning, hope you’re all well.

I can’t believe its September already, where has the time gone? how are we only 3 and a half months away from Christmas? It’s quite scary to think about really, and those questions have been circling around in my head the past couple of days, but until December comes and everyone starts to make a mad dash to the shops to get presents, I’m going to spend my time discovering different Museums! Some people might think that’s boring whilst others might say its cool, but its something that I love doing and I was brought up with the advice that ‘You shouldn’t change who you are, or what you do if, its something that you love!’

So I’ve created a list of 10 of the best Museums in the U.K. This is by no means all of them as if I were to name them all, it would be a very long list as there are just too many to name, so I’ve whittled it down to 10. So in no particular order here they are…

Museums in the U.K

1. Natural History Museum – London

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The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Location: Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

Admission: Free

2. National Railway Museum – York

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The National Railway Museum is a museum in York forming part of the Science Museum Group. The museum tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.

Location:  Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ

Admission: Free

3. Victoria & Albert Museum – London

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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world’s largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Location: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Admission: Free

4. Titanic Belfast – Belfast

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Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction opened in 2012, a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built.

Location: 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road BT3 9EP

Admission: Adult – £11.50 / Child (5-16) – £8.50 / Under 5’s – Free

5. British Museum – London

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The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.

Location:  Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

Admission: Free

 6. World Museum – Liverpool

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World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.

Location: William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN

Admission: Free

7. National Museum Of Scotland – Edinburgh

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The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Scottish Museum, with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.

Location: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Admission: Free

8. Musical Museum – Brentford

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The Musical Museum is an exciting trip into the history of recorded sound with demonstrations of an amazing collection of automatic musical instruments. These range from small musical boxes to a Wurlitzer theatre organ (demonstrated). The collection includes street pianos, pianolas, fotoplayer and organs. 

Location: 399 High St, Brentford TW8 0DU

Admission: Adult – £10 / Child (5-16) – £4 / Under 5’s – Free

9. Museum Of Science & Industry – Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a place full of amazing objects and world-changing ideas. Visit the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station and the world’s first railway warehouse, built-in 1830. Find out how our revolutionary railroad changed Manchester and the world forever.

Location:  Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP

Admission: Free

10. National Science & Media Museum – Bradford

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The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. With the aim of inspiring the scientists and innovators of the future, it invites visitors to see more, hear more, think more and do more.

Location:  Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ

Admission: Free

If you decide to visit one of these museums or any for that matter, I hope you have an interesting but good time ☺

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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