Top 10 Most Visited Museums in the UK

Top 10 Most Visited Museums in the UK

We have done our research to find out the best museums to visit whilst in the UK.

Most of them are free so do no not hesitate to discover more about them and their activities or events.

Top 10 museums

1. The British Museum (London)

The British Museum has a collection focusing on human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection is one of the largest in the Western World. Most of its pieces have been collected during the times of the British Empire making this institution one of the oldest museums in the world.

2.The Tate & Tate Modern Museums (London – Liverpool – Cornwall)

The Tate art museums house the UK’s collection of British art and international modern and contemporary art. The visitor can see more than 70.000 art works.

3.  The National Gallery (London)

This is  one of the most celebrated attractions of the city and located in Trafalgar Square. It hosts more than 2000 paintings dated from the 13th– 20th century. It is open all year round and the entrance is free.

4.The Natural History Museum (London)

It exhibits a wide range of specimens in natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in the South Kensington Area.

The museum is home to more than 80 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a centre of research specialising in Taxonomy, Identification and Conservation.

5. Madame Tussauds (London)

See famous faces at Madame Tussauds London! A wax museum and star attraction with more than 250 lifelike wax figures on display. You will find well known personalities such as the Royal Family, footballers like David Beckham or actors like Benedict Cumberbatch.

6. The National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)

The National Museum of Scotland was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections of Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Scottish Museum, with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.

7. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow)

The museum has 22 galleries, housing a range of exhibits, including Renaissance art, taxidermy, and artifacts from ancient Egypt.

8.The National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth)

The National Museum of the Royal Navy tells the epic story of the Royal Navy, its impact on Britain and the world,  from its origins in 625 AD to the present day.

9. Liverpool Beatles Museum (Liverpool)

If you are fan of The Beatles this is a must-see place for you! The Liverpool museum hosts the largest Beatles collection in the world, featuring more than 500 rare and authentic items across its four floors.

10. The National Football Museum (Manchester)

This museum preserves, conserves and displays important collections of football memorabilia.

 

Get the most of your UK experience and let us know which one is your favourite!

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