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30 Amazing Museums for tour groups and schools to visit in London 2020

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

London hosts some of the best museums in the world which cover British history, culture, science, arts, fashion, film, and design. If you are planning a group trip to London you are heading to the right place but, you are probably thinking which museum should I visit? Transport Advisor has put together a list of the Top 30 museums in London to help you decide.


Take a look now at the top 30 museums to visit in 2020.


1 Natural History Museum

From dinosaurs to human evolution the Natural History Museum is one of the most popular museums for groups to visit in the UK.


Street Location: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Website: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/



2 National Science Museum

The National Science Museum in London provides a walkthrough of some of the best topics in science including planets, chemistry and engineering science.


Street Location: Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Website: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/



3 Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is a fascinating museum covering all aspects of battel in war. The museum has a new exciting exhibition area called The Churchill War Rooms which covers the story of the Churchhills command centre during the Second World War.


Street Location: Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.iwm.org.uk/



4 The British Museum

The British Museum covers 2 million years on human history and culture with collections on display from all around the world.


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

Website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/



5 The London Transport Museum

Discover the history of London's transport system at the old depot in Covent Garden. The museum has a range of classic London vehicles on display and educational programs for groups to take part in.


Street Location: Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB

Website: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/



6 The Museum of London

The Museum of London covers the history of London from prehistoric times to the modern ages.


Street Location: 150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN

Website: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london



7 Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum in London which hosts applied decorative arts and design. From art pieces to sculptures this museum offers a wide range of exhibitions.


Street Location: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/



8 The Museum of London Docks

The London Docklands Museum tells the historic story of the River Thames.


Street Location: 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, No, Hertsmere Rd, London E14 4AL

Website: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands



9 National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum based in Greenwich is a world heritage site. Inside the museum, you will discover great exhibitions on exploration and observatory.


Street Location: Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF

Website: https://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum



10 The Design Museum

The Design Museum located in Kensington, London covers fantastic topics and exhibitions on industrial, graphics, architectural design, fashion, and products.


Street Location: 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG

Website: https://designmuseum.org/




11 The Horniman Museum

The Horniman was commissioned by Charles Harrison Townsend and hosts spectacular collections of anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments.


Street Location: 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

Website: https://www.horniman.ac.uk/



12 Tate Britain museum

Tate Britain is one of four Tate museums in the UK. Located in Westminister it is one of the oldest

galleries in London.


Street Location: Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain



13 Tate Modern Museum

The Tate Modern Museum is located in the former Bankside Power Plant which is now Tate Modern, one of Britain's most popular art galleries.


Street Location: Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern



14 Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is part of the University College London and houses around 67,000 specimens.


Street Location: Rockefeller Building, 21 University St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6DE

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology



15 Charles Dickens Museum

The Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens's home from 25 March 1837 is now the museum of the famous author. Step back in time and walk through the amazing collections related to the novelist.

Street Location: 48-49 Doughty St, Holborn, London WC1N 2LX

Website: https://dickensmuseum.com/



16 Greenwich Observatory

Greenwich Observatory is one of the oldest observatories which played an important role in navigation and astronomy. It is located in Greenwich


Street Location: Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ

Website: https://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory


17 National Army Museum

The National Army Museum is located in Chelsea, London and tells the story of the important roles the British Army has played in civil wars right up to the modern-day war.


Street Location: Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Website: https://www.nam.ac.uk/



18 Museum of the Order of St John

The Order of St John Museum tells the amazing story of St John and the military religious order. The Museum will take you back to the origins which go back to the eleventh century.


Street Location: St John’s Gate, 26 St John's Ln, London EC1M 4DA

Website: http://museumstjohn.org.uk/


19 Queen's House London

The Queens House was the former Royal household from 1616 - 1635. Discover the world-class architecture and arts on display at the house.


Street Location: Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Website: https://www.rmg.co.uk/queens-house



20 Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textiles Museum in London hosts some of the most exciting contemporary fashion designs. Founded in 2003 the museum is a modern place for educational groups to visit.


Street Location: 83 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF

Website: https://www.ftmlondon.org/

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21 Museum of Brands

Discover the history of London's Brands from victorian times to modern ages. In the museum, you are sure to find some of your favourite memories and brands.


Street Location: 111-117 Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT

Website: https://www.museumofbrands.com/



22 Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Located on the original site of St Thomas' hospital the old operating Theater is one of the oldest surviving operating tables.


Street Location: 9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY

Website: http://oldoperatingtheatre.com/


23 Leighton House Museum