One of the main reasons why so many people visit London is because of its rich history. Even though many people recognize that the capital is a historic city, not many know much about it. Some visitors to the capital often to choose the majority of their time enjoying more entertaining attractions, as opposed to the rich amount of museums and art galleries that depict the story of the city far more eloquently than anyone ever could. That can be a shame because sites like the Museum of London, The National History Museum, the British Museum, and the London Transport Museum bring magic to the London experience.
The Museum of London
The Museum of London documents the history of the city from prehistoric to modern times, acutely paying attention to how the city has evolved gradually over the years. It features a vast collection of artefacts, with a comprehensive archaeological collection and well-presented exhibits. It can be found on 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, and is open between 10-6PM every day of the week.
The Natural History Museum
Displaying a range of specimens from different centuries, the Natural History Museum on Cromwell Rd is marvellous from start to finish. It’s a great place to learn about the animal kingdom, with models of dinosaurs and much more known to be found at the site. The Park Grand London Paddington, as well as the Paddington suites, can be found nearby.
The British Museum
Dedicated to Human history and art, this is perhaps one of the most central museums in the city. Its most famous art includes the Rosetta Stone and the Portrait of Isabella Brandt. The Museum can be found on Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG.
The London Transport Museum
Out of the all the venues we’ve covered so far, all of which are free by the way, the London Transport Museum, is the only one that delves into a particular category of the city’s history. The collection of transport vehicles dates back from the 1920s, and it’s fascinating to see just how far the buses, trains, and horse carriages that adorn the city have come along.