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There are over 200 museums in London, England alone. From those covering the history and transformations of England and the world over the years to museums dedicated to smaller more modern day artworks and idolizing, you'll find a museum for almost everything here in London. Lets take a look at some of their more quirky and famous museums to date.
The first museum I'd recommend you to visit would be the Museum of natural history. Located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the Natural history museum is home to over 70 million items compromising of life and earth specimens with 5 main categories; Zoology, Mineralogy, Botany, Paleontology and Entomology. Opened in 1881, the most famous exhibits in the museum include its Dinosaur Exhibit and its Large Mammals Hall.
The next must see would be the Tower Of London. Though this doesn't have a word "museum" attached to it, I assure you it brims with history. The official name for the tower would be Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, which it actually once was. This historic monument located in central London is home to the Crown Jewels of the U.K though it's speculated that the ones on show are just replica's of the originals which are hidden away somewhere. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the famous ravens that roam the tower complex and discover the legend behind what you see today.
If you would like to see more modern artwork, go to Tate Modern, an amazing museum that is Britain's Museum of international Modern Art. The funky bit about this museum is that the galleries are housed in the former Bank side power station which is a massive building just by the looks of it. You'll find works by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and much more. Be sure to check out the turbine hall, a 5 storey tall which used to house the generators of the old power station which chianges their exhibition artists every year.
If you really want to see a quirky museum, head for London's most famous one; Madame Tussauds wax museum. See the sculptures of some of the most famous people in the world, read up on their history and be in awe of the amazing detail and how life like these wax sculptures look!
For a good time with the family and a learning adventure all in one, head for the London Dungeon. Classified as a museum as well, this place tells the history of a darker side of London, but yet ever so interesting. Who said museums can't be fun?
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing London holiday rentals and vacation rentals and accommodation.
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