Best history museums in London

Check out the top history museums in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Natural History Museum
1. Natural History Museum
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1034 local reviews
Cromwell Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7942 5000
MuseumLibraryPoint of interest
Bhavna
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to…
Leon
This summer sees a major part of the Museum’s transformation into a Natural History Museum for the future…
Babs
Always a great time at Natural History Museum! The building in itself is beautiful, the big hall with the…
1. Natural History Museum
1. Natural History Museum
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1034 local reviews
Cromwell Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7942 5000
Bhavna
Bhavna
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens…
Leon
Leon
This summer sees a major part of the Museum’s transformation into a Natural History Museum for the future. Diving through the heart of…
Babs
Babs
Always a great time at Natural History Museum! The building in itself is beautiful, the big hall with the steps and the dinosaur...…
2. Victoria and Albert Museum
2. Victoria and Albert Museum
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867 local reviews
Cromwell Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7942 2000
MuseumArt galleryPoint of interest
Victoria
The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums that…
Leon
The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums that…
Daisy
World class museum of art and design. Free entry. Expensive for food and drink so take a packed lunch if…
2. Victoria and Albert Museum
2. Victoria and Albert Museum
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867 local reviews
Cromwell Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7942 2000
Victoria
Victoria
The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums that includes the Natural History Museum…
Leon
Leon
The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums that includes the Natural History Museum…
Daisy
Daisy
World class museum of art and design. Free entry. Expensive for food and drink so take a packed lunch if you're on a budget. Travel by…
3. Science Museum
3. Science Museum
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586 local reviews
Exhibition Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 333 241 4000
MuseumStorePoint of interest
Alice
Along with the Natural History Museum, the best museum for kids - lots of interactive science exhibits, a play…
Daisy
World class museum. Free entry. Expensive for food and drink so take a packed lunch if you're on a budget…
Karmen
It is fantastic option for a rainy day as you can visit Science Museum and the Nature History Museum - if you…
3. Science Museum
3. Science Museum
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586 local reviews
Exhibition Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 333 241 4000
Alice
Alice
Along with the Natural History Museum, the best museum for kids - lots of interactive science exhibits, a play area and family friendly…
Daisy
Daisy
World class museum. Free entry. Expensive for food and drink so take a packed lunch if you're on a budget. Travel by train to Victoria from…
Karmen
Karmen
It is fantastic option for a rainy day as you can visit Science Museum and the Nature History Museum - if you are with children, they will…
4. Horniman Museum and Gardens
4. Horniman Museum and Gardens
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217 local reviews
100 London Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 8699 1872
MuseumParkPoint of interest
Caz
The Museum is set in attractive gardens, the Horniman Museum has something for everyone, and is a great…
Margarete
Natural history museum, massive instruments collection and aquarium. Lovely garden and museums cafe. No…
Emily
Lovely place to take children. A small natural history museum with beautiful grounds and gardens and a small…
4. Horniman Museum and Gardens
4. Horniman Museum and Gardens
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217 local reviews
100 London Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 8699 1872
Caz
Caz
The Museum is set in attractive gardens, the Horniman Museum has something for everyone, and is a great alternative to the Natural History…
Margarete
Margarete
Natural history museum, massive instruments collection and aquarium. Lovely garden and museums cafe. No entrance fee. Just take the bus 180…
Emily
Emily
Lovely place to take children. A small natural history museum with beautiful grounds and gardens and a small aquarium. It is a short walk…
5. South Kensington
5. South Kensington
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53 local reviews
South Kensington
NeighborhoodPolitical
Marco
Houses of Parliament & Big Ben Queens palace, Hyde park, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Sq, Piccadilly Circus. …
Alexa
Hop on the No 70 bus at the end of Shaa Road and take in all the museums in South Ken – Victoria and Albert,…
Mary
Several of the best museums in London are here - including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum,…
5. South Kensington
5. South Kensington
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53 local reviews
South Kensington
Marco
Marco
Houses of Parliament & Big Ben Queens palace, Hyde park, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Sq, Piccadilly Circus. Embankment for boat trips St…
Alexa
Alexa
Hop on the No 70 bus at the end of Shaa Road and take in all the museums in South Ken – Victoria and Albert, Science Museum, Natural History…
Mary
Mary
Several of the best museums in London are here - including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum (the V+A)…
6. Exhibition Rd
6. Exhibition Rd
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16 local reviews
Exhibition Rd, London
Route
Katherine
Exhibition Road (in South Kensington) is home to 3 world-class museums: the Natural History Museum, The…
Vadims
Biggest museums in London in one place with an impressive collection of Art, Technologies and History. Enjoy…
Christoph
Has a few nice little cafes and restaurants. From Tapas to Lebanese food and just general desert/ice cream…
6. Exhibition Rd
6. Exhibition Rd
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16 local reviews
Exhibition Rd, London
Katherine
Katherine
Exhibition Road (in South Kensington) is home to 3 world-class museums: the Natural History Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum and The…
Vadims
Vadims
Biggest museums in London in one place with an impressive collection of Art, Technologies and History. Enjoy Victoria and Albert Museum, …
Christoph
Christoph
Has a few nice little cafes and restaurants. From Tapas to Lebanese food and just general desert/ice cream shops. Nice place to eat and…
7. Natural History Museum Ice Rink
7. Natural History Museum Ice Rink
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6 local reviews
Cromwell Road, London
0844 847 1576
Establishment
Erika
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of…
Rachel
Ice Skating - Natural History Museum till Jan 16. Great Free Museum early on a Sunday morning , no queue!!!
Maria
National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum all surrounded by great cafe's resturants
7. Natural History Museum Ice Rink
7. Natural History Museum Ice Rink
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6 local reviews
Cromwell Road, London
0844 847 1576
Erika
Erika
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
Rachel
Rachel
Ice Skating - Natural History Museum till Jan 16. Great Free Museum early on a Sunday morning , no queue!!!
Maria
Maria
National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum all surrounded by great cafe's resturants
8. Bruce Castle Museum
8. Bruce Castle Museum
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17 local reviews
Lordship Ln
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+44 20 8808 8772
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Rachella
A Grade I listed 16th-century manor house, Bruce Castle is one of the oldest surviving English brick houses…
David
Local History Museum set in local park. Easily accessible from end of the road
Nadaav
Local history museum and palace in one.
8. Bruce Castle Museum
8. Bruce Castle Museum
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17 local reviews
Lordship Ln
Closed · Opens 1:00 PM
+44 20 8808 8772
Rachella
Rachella
A Grade I listed 16th-century manor house, Bruce Castle is one of the oldest surviving English brick houses. It is currently used as a local…
David
David
Local History Museum set in local park. Easily accessible from end of the road
Nadaav
Nadaav
Local history museum and palace in one.
9. Imperial War Museum
9. Imperial War Museum
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253 local reviews
Lambeth Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7416 5000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Georgia
Right on our doorstep! If history museums are not your thing then the park is a nice place to hang out on a…
Katie
War history museum. Free General Admission. Perfect for children and adults alike.
9. Imperial War Museum
9. Imperial War Museum
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253 local reviews
Lambeth Rd
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7416 5000
Georgia
Georgia
Right on our doorstep! If history museums are not your thing then the park is a nice place to hang out on a sunny day!
Katie
Katie
War history museum. Free General Admission. Perfect for children and adults alike.
10. British Museum
10. British Museum
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821 local reviews
Great Russell St
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7323 8299
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Stavroula
History Museum and Art Museum. On of the top history museums in London and the world.
Paulo
Famous history museum must-go
10. British Museum
10. British Museum
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821 local reviews
Great Russell St
Closed · Opens in 18 minutes
+44 20 7323 8299
Stavroula
Stavroula
History Museum and Art Museum. On of the top history museums in London and the world.
Paulo
Paulo
Famous history museum must-go
11. Hackney Museum
11. Hackney Museum
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16 local reviews
1 Reading Ln
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+44 20 8356 2509
MuseumArt galleryPoint of interest
Tam
Hackney Museum is a local history museum located in the London Borough of Hackney. Amongst other aspects of…
Briony
Brilliant local history museum for kids. But interesting enough to visit even without kids.
11. Hackney Museum
11. Hackney Museum
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16 local reviews
1 Reading Ln
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+44 20 8356 2509
Tam
Tam
Hackney Museum is a local history museum located in the London Borough of Hackney. Amongst other aspects of the Hackney area, the museum…
Briony
Briony
Brilliant local history museum for kids. But interesting enough to visit even without kids.
12. Ravenscourt Park Station
12. Ravenscourt Park Station
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24 local reviews
Subway stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Fiona & Paul
This is your nearest tube station, just 7 mins walk: 40 mins from Heathrow and 20 mins in the opposite…
12. Ravenscourt Park Station
12. Ravenscourt Park Station
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24 local reviews
Fiona & Paul
Fiona & Paul
This is your nearest tube station, just 7 mins walk: 40 mins from Heathrow and 20 mins in the opposite direction to the V & A, Science and…