Three Major Museums in South Kensington London


Did you know that three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are situated in London? London has 857 art galleries in total and over 170 museums, with 11 national museums, including the three majors in South Kensington, which are the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Interestingly, 84% of Londoners think that the city’s cultural scene and its museums are very important in ensuring a high quality of life.

Hotels in South Kensington near Exhibition Road, which houses the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum, remain fully occupied throughout the year. Did you know that Exhibition Road gets its name from the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was held just inside Hyde Park, which is northern end of the road? If you are planning a visit these three spectacular museums, you can find affordable and luxurious 4 star hotels in London near Hyde Park, such as The Westbourne Hyde Park. This way you can easily visit the prominent museums and galleries in the city.

Science Museum

The museum was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city’s major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually. Offering an interactive and thought-provoking experience, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. It has everything, straight from space travel to psychology, which makes this museum a perfect getaway for the entire family. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects, such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket. There is no chance of getting bored, since you can also experience what it is like to fly with the Red Arrows. You can blast off into space on an Apollo space mission in one of the stunning 3D and 4D simulators. If all this doesn’t seem enough, enjoy a film on a screen taller than four double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.

Natural History Museum

Exhibiting items from all eras of natural history, the museum showcases a vast range of specimens from various segments. It comprises some 80 million life and earth science specimens within five main collections, including botany, entomology, mineralogy, zoology and paleontology. The museum has collections of great historical as well as scientific value, including specimens collected by Charles Darwin. If you want to see dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture, this is the place to visit. The museum also contains extensive collections of books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork linked to the work and research of various scientific departments.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, this is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. V&A covers 12.5 acres and has 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, including the cultures of different continents. It has the most comprehensive collections of ceramics, glass, textiles, silver, costumes, jewellery, furniture, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs. The best part about V& A is that its collection ranges from marble sculptures to Japanese prints and everything in between.

Check out The Westbourne Hyde Park for a comfortable stay and an easy way to visit the Natural History Museum, Science Museum & Victoria and Albert Museum.

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