British Museum: The magnificent Great Court of one of the world’s oldest museums leads into a collection of eight million awe-inspiring objects.
Victoria and Albert Museum: The V&A, as its known, is home to world-renowned collection of 5,000 years of human creativity. Its fashion exhibits are amazing.
Imperial War Museums: The main branch of these museums resides in the building formerly known as the mental hospital Bedlam. This institution tells the stories of people who have lived and died in wars from WWI through today.
The Design Museum: Founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, the archive has amassed an influential modern collection.
Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A Museum of Childhood: With or without children in tow, this spot offers hours of hands-on delight.
The Trustees of the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum: Established about 150 years ago, the institution is host to 80-million specimens, some collected by Charles Darwin.
Science Museum SSPL
Science Museum: This institution, on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, calls itself the “home of human ingenuity.”
Wellcome Collection: Medical instruments anyone? Sir Henry Wellcome was a Victorian pharmacist and collector who assembled medical tools and curiosities that the public can now see.
Horniman Museum & Gardens: A must-visit in south London, this awe-inspiring place focuses on zoological oddities such as its famed taxidermied walrus.
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Old Operating Theatre: Explore antique surgical tool, and the oldest surviving operating room at this obscure but fascinating place.
National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum: Among the noteworthy sea-related treasures here is an investigation of Captain Cook’s last voyage to look for the Northwest Passage in the 1770s.
Matt Clayton/UCL Grant Museum of Zoology
Grant Museum of Zoology: This small but perfectly curated spot focuses on curiosities such as animal models and remains.
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