5 Free London Museums


Photo credit; Anthony O’Neil

With over 15.3 million international visitors every year, London is clearly a popular city around the globe! However, with lots of tourists also comes big tourist prices! There is no getting around the fact that London is a very expensive city. It’s the most expensive city in Britain! So I thought it would be useful to share some things you can do in the city for free. In particular, with culture being at the heart of why many people choose to come to London, I thought I’d show you 5 museums that you can visit completely free of charge.

(Please note; You may have noticed recently that I’ve been writing a lot of content focusing on ‘free things to do’ in various cities around the world. After some thinking, I’ve decided to make this a regular weekly theme. Every Friday I will share with you various free things you can do in cities around the world. I’m calling it ‘Free Fridays’ and I’m using the hashtag #FreeFridays on twitter! Just thought you may be interested to know!)

British Museum

The British Museum is one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in the UK with an enormous collection, only a fraction of which is held on display at any given time. You’ll find everything here from a collection of mummies to the Rosetta Stone and Living and Dying exhibition. The latter of which is permanent exhibition exploring the way people have dealt with death and treated/coped with diseases over time.

Opening times;

Daily 10am – 5pm (Fridays until 8.30pm)


British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG.

Natural History Museum

The National History Museum contains over 70 million plant, animal, fossil, rock, and mineral specimens. You’ll find everything here from a plaster cast of a Diplodocus to gardens filled with birds and dragonflies! It also happens to be totally free! Yipee!

Opening times;

Daily 10am – 5.50pm


Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.

Science Museum

If you’re interested in science in any way then you’ll love the Science Museum in London! Highlights include the Apollo 10 command module and a flight simulator! Again, like everything on this list the place is completely free!

Opening hours;

Daily 10am – 7pm


Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London, SW7 2DD.

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum explores the importance of London’s maritime heritage and its impact on world trade. Another reason for going here is simply the serene location of the museum in Greenwich Park. The stunning 17th Century architecture that houses the maritime collection is worth visiting all on its own.

Opening hours;

Daily 10am – 5pm


National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NF.

Tate Modern

Possibly London’s most famous museum, the Tate Modern is not one to be missed! If you don’t know where to start there are also free daily tours of the Tate Modern collection every day at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Opening hours;

Daily 10am – 6pm (10pm Friday & Saturday)


Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.

– The best thing about all of this is that these aren’t the only free museums in London! Hopefully these are enough to get you started and save you some money on experiencing culture in London!

One Response to “5 Free London Museums”

  1. Clark says:

    Just what I needed! I’m going to London next week so thanks for this!


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