Museums in London

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  • ColoJackrabbit
    Denver, CO25 contributions
    Being WW2 history buffs, we enjoyed this attraction very much. Every exhibit was well done. The quantity of material was overwhelming. We could have spent much more time here and not ever been bored.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • WheelsUp17
    United States69 contributions
    So many art masters are included in the National Gallery collection and entry is free. Arrive at the right time and free gallery tours are also available.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • ColoJackrabbit
    Denver, CO25 contributions
    We planned to see the Rosetta Stone and some of the Egyptian exhibit, that was overwhelming in itself. This museum is huge and houses more treasures that imaginable.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • WheelsUp17
    United States69 contributions
    Queen Victoria amassed an extraordinary amount of artifacts during her reign now exhibited in the V&A Museum. I only visited the ancient to renaissance collections in the two hours I was there and could have easily stayed another two hours to see the rest which includes items from the Far East and Middle East.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Adam B
    London, UK11 contributions
    Life and Earth Galleries really nice. I enjoyed them very much with real experience. What a feeling! Love it.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Cassie M
    St Austell, UK22 contributions
    I bought tickets for my partners 30th Birthday and he absolutely loved it.
    The whole experience was great from start to finish.
    Staff members were friendly and helpful.
    The merchandise on offer was brilliant, picked up the pink 3rd kit and a little glass tumbler set.
    I’m not a Arsenal fan but I learnt so much.
    We will definitely be back for a game day.
    Incredible overall!
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Teacake_Taster
    Chesterfield, UK963 contributions
    Been before to this fascinating collection of armour, paintings, furniture and other artefacts. Was looking forward to the Richard III exhibition. It consists of one small room with a painting and an impressive but reproduction suit of armour and a few small info sign s dotted around the armour exhibition. Not really worth the effort on its own unless you haven’t been before or want to see the Disney exhibition.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • David B
    Barnsley, UK15 contributions
    While it is hard to describe this as being a favourite the Holocaust exhibition was by far and away the most informative and harrowing exhibition I have seen in a museum. It is well known that the treatment by the Nazis of the Jewish people and other groups was beyond shocking but the way the historical perspective was presented was so educational. This should be a must for all children in secondary education, we need to educate to prevent anything like this happening again.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Julie W
    1 contribution
    Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It was a trip my 12 year had been wanting to do for ages. I really wasn't expecting to enjoy it but was pleasantly surprised. The cafe was not good, limited choice and food was incredibly bland and overpriced. Overall it was a really nice day out.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, CA889 contributions
    The Royal Air Force Museum in northern London is one of the most outstanding air force museums of the world. Set in an old RAF base, it chronicles the RAF from the beginning to the present day with separate buildings housing aircraft and other displays from different periods. The section on WWII is particularly large and houses not only British planes, but American and Axis planes from the war as well. It includes very rare planes such as one of two original Fiat CR.42 Falcos, a Fairey Battle, a Ju-87 Stuka, and a Heinkel He.162. One can even book a 15-minute sitting inside an original later-model Spitfire which entered service at the end of WWII (but did not see combat in the war), with one-on-one information about the cockpit, etc.

    One can walk through a Short Sunderland flying boat from WWII also.

    There is a cafe as well.

    I would allow at least 2 hours, easily more, for a full exploration.

    The museum is free but there is a charge for the "Spitfire Experience" and one should book that in advance.

    It is easily reached via the Colindale Underground station.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • andrewmckenzie2015
    Gloucestershire, UK94 contributions
    Delighted to come and see JMW Turner's paintings, having seen & enjoyed the 2014 film depicting his life. Was also interested to see some of his predecessors' work & influences. Almost incidentally caught a roomful of Rothkos. Spent a few hours at the gallery, but it wasn't nearly enough time to appreciate everything.
    Written 15 September 2022
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  • AJ
    Austin, TX303 contributions
    Very well-done museum that will close at the end of this year (2022) before its move to Smithfield Market. Glad I got to see it in its Barbican location. Definitely a trip through time with so much to see that one easily spend hours there.

    I do wish this kind of attraction would consider reserved days with ZERO large school groups permitted as their running about and shouting really interferes with others' enjoyment of the exhibits.

    Spent 2 hours there, and enjoyed every minute, except when I was rushing myself to get away from the large groups of kids.
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, NY1,027 contributions
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as paintings. His rondo work was exquisite. Plan on staying at least 90 minutes to two hours. It was absolutely tremendous.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Ricky L
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
    It’s a low key building hiding behind the St Pancreas Station and you don’t really see banners outside asking visitors to go inside. Actually is open door to everyone. The Library has two part, a large open part with open and indoor space for everyone, good Wifi connection, ample Reading chairs and desks plus a numbers of cafes. The books collection are the inside part which you need to apply for a readers card which is not that complicated.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Bolts77
    Adelaide, Australia74 contributions
    We caught the train from Waterloo station to Wimbledon (20 minute trip), we walked for around 15 minutes to cute Wimbledon village, looked around and then another 10 minute walk to the tennis. We pre-booked the 90 minute tour, we had time to explore the gift shop beforehand. Our guide Sarah then took us all around the grounds, we visited several courts, broadcast area and Henman Hill. Was quite in depth and definitely value for money. After the tour we did the audio guide in the museum, as tennis fans we really enjoyed the experience but non-tennis fans would too, easily allow half a day.
    Written 23 August 2022
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