There’s no denying that London has a wide range of museums, many of which are famous for being some of the best in the world. One of the great things about London museums is that almost all of them are free. This means that you can enjoy world class exhibits and fascinating history without having to dip into your budget. However, with so many museums to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to see first. To help you get started, check out our guide to what’s on this month.
Crime Scene Live
November 2018 – June 2019, The Natural History Museum
If you’re staying at The Devonshire London, you’ll be pleased to know that you are ideally situated for many museum visits. This includes The Natural History Museum, which is perfectly located within walking distance of afternoon tea near Paddington. The Natural History Museum always has a wide range of things on display but if you want something a bit more interactive, consider checking out Crime Scene Live. Here, you can immerse yourself in a crime scene and work to crack the case.
Fashioned from Nature
Now – January 27th 2019, The Victoria and Albert Museum
From The Devonshire London, you can easily check out The Victoria and Albert Museum. The Victoria and Albert Museum always has truly immersive exhibits and it’s a wonderful place to head following an afternoon tea near Paddington.
The Fashioned from Nature exhibition running from now until January looks at the relationship between fashion and nature in the UK, from the 1600s to the present day. There hasn’t been an exhibit quite like this before, which is why it’s already proving popular with anyone who’s interested in fashion. The Victoria and Albert Museum is known for its fashion curations and if you’ve enjoyed any of their previous displays, you’ll know that this is one not to be missed.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
Daily, The Science Museum
The Science Museum continues to be one of the most popular museums in London. With interactive experiences and a lot of information on offer, the Science Museum is great for all ages. This month, you can take a look at space with Tim Peake as your guide. The entirely virtual reality experience takes you to the stars, giving you a 360 degree view of the earth and an idea of what it’s like to be an astronaut. If you’re someone who’s interested in space, you’re sure to enjoy Space Descent VR with Tim Peake.
As you can see, there’s definitely no shortage of things to see at London’s famous museums, wherever your interests may lie. With exhibits always changing and new items being put on display, it’s even worth planning a return trip to see the latest additions or, to visit a museum that you haven’t yet made time for on previous stays in the city.