Top Free Museums and Galleries in Britain

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Top Free Museums and Galleries in Britain

There are thousands of free museums to see in Britain. You can visit many of them including history, design, science, and giant stuffed walrus’s museums. If you have a chance to visit London, do not miss out these great sites.

These free museums in London are among the biggest in Britain. Discover Aztec art and Egyptian mummies at the British Museum, marvel at the fascinating dinosaur exhibition and iconic blue whale at the Natural History Museum, take the kids along for the interactive exhibits and awe-inspiring objects at the Science Museum and immerse yourself in all things art and design at the V&A Museum, and of them are free.

Additionally, Liverpool has one of the most impressive collections of free museums, including the recently opened Museum of Liverpool, which documents the history of the city.

Glasgow’s Riverside Museum is another new destination for those who love visiting museums. Inside, its Scotland’s Museum of Transport, and outside, it’s a waterfront landmark designed by internationally renowned architect, Zaha Hadid.

Besides, there are also other small museums including Homiman Museum, London or Guidhall in Leicester and Leeds City Museum.

Top 10 free museums in England

  • British Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • The V&A Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Leeds City Museum
  • Royal Armouries
  • Riverside Museum
  • National Museum Cardiff

The free art galleries to go

Let start with the classic Galleries, you should not miss out a chance to see Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London, the portraits of King Henry VIII at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Picasso’s Weeping Woman at the Tate Liverpool, The Lady of Shallot at the Tate Britain in London.

At Tate Modern, a free modern art gallery within an old power station by the River Thames in London. In this place you will find Rothko, Pollock, Warhol and Hockney hanging out with the latest innovative sculpture artist commissioned to take on the Turbine Hall.

Let’s combine culture with exercise at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Explore 500 acres of historic landscape, where you’ll find open air displays by some of the world’s famous artists, with five indoor galleries.

If you are interested in sculpture, don’t miss out the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, where three galleries showcase historical and contemporary sculpture through a program of exhibitions.

Free art galleries are a better way to find out more about the history of an area. Like the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield, where you can discover the history of the city’s trade in the Metalwork Collection, or the Permanent Collection at the Burton Art Gallery in Devon, which delves into the history of the local area.

Top 10 free art galleries to go in England

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Birmingham Art Gallery
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Modern
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Liverpool
  • Kelvin grove
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Kettle’s Yard

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