Art and museums - London

Natural History Museum - Free

Natural History Museum

Where would you see volcanoes and earthquakes, dinosaurs, mammals and creepy crawlies all under one roof? The Natural History Museum of course.

Explore galleries of rare and extinct animals, insects, dinosaurs and plants. Measure yourself against the giant blue whale and ancient dinosaur skeletons. Keep your balance on the earthquake simulator and watch out for the 40 million year old spider.

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Tate Modern - Free

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is the UK’s premier gallery of modern and contemporary art. Built in the Southwark power station, it’s the most visited modern art gallery in the world.

You’ll find art from 1900 to the present day and a selection of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Some of the most famous collections are Dalí’s surrealism, Picasso’s Early modernism and Pop Art by Andy Warhol. There are free guided tours and lots of interactive activities.

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National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery - Free

National Gallery

The National Gallery was built in 1824 and can be found in Trafalgar Square. It has one of the greatest art collections in the world.

With over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13th century to 1900 you’ll get to see iconic work from artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo da Vinci and Turner.

Join workshops, talks, tours, live music and even films screenings.

Why not also take a look in the National Portrait Gallery, home to over 11,000 portraits of famous British men and women.

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