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10 free museums and art galleries in London

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If you are an art lover on a budget, you can visit these art galleries and museums in London without burning a hole in your pocket!

Art Galleries

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square: Be sure to marvel at Michelangelo's famous 16th-century painting, "The Entombment." 

The National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s PIace: Don't miss the famous "Chandos portrait" of William Shakespeare.

Tate Modern, Bankside: This is the best place to catch some of the most stunning works by prominent artists of the present day.

Tate Britain, Millbank: Check out the eerily beautiful Triptychs by popular artist Francis Bacon and the illustrious paintings of Richard Dadd.

If art is not your cup of tea, and you'd rather spend the day in a museum, take a look at some of the free museums in the city.


The British Museum, Great Russell Street: Don't miss the mesmerizing Egyptian display, featuring the Colossal Bust of Ramesses and the rare Easter Island statue.

The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road: Learn about the origins of life and take a walk through corridors with endless displays of fossilized mammals.

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road: From train engines to super computers, the Science Museum helps you learn how things evolved, how they work and much more.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road: Tipu's Tiger wooden sculpture and the 500-year old Unicorn Tapestry are not to be missed.

The Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road: Experience what it was like being in the middle of World War I as you walk through the simulated trenches in the museum.

The Museum of London, 150 London Wall: Learn the history of London through various interactive games and displays in this must-visit museum.

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